Technical FAQ: SRAM XX mixed with road parts

Can I mix SRAM XX parts with SRAM road parts?

Dear Lennard,
Is the new 2×10 SRAM XX mountain bike stuff compatible with the SRAM road bike drive train, in terms of gear spacing and cable pull? I can see some intriguing possibilities for compact crank setups with gears low enough for us cyclo-tourists.
-Steve

Dear Steve,
Yes. XX uses SRAM’s “Exact Actuation,” and is the same as SRAM 10-speed road in terms of cable pull and gear spacing.
-Lennard