After launching the 12-speed drivetrains that saw SRAM positioned in the front line with two top range series (XX1 Eagle and X01 Eagle), the question came spontaneously from many bikers: how long would have taken before seeing an economic and more wallet-friendly groupset? The time has come, the new SRAM GX Eagle is now available and guarantees great value for money while retaining most of the technical features of the XX1 and X01 groupsets at a much cheaper price due to the use of less valuable materials.
The crankshafts are light alloy 7000 cold forged and compatible with Sram X-Sync 2 direct attack chainrings, the new tooth profile created by SRAM for 12-speed. The derailleur mirrors the top-of-the-range range design with X-Horizon design, third generation Roller Bearing Clutch, new Cage Lock, X-Sync 2 system (with lower pulley), reinforced gearbox and light alloy, lastly the possibility to handle sprockets ranging from 10 to 50 teeth.
The trigger shifter does not work on the bearing (as in XX1 and X01 series) and this makes gear shifting - in particular the uphill of the chain - a less fluid operation than the higher level of SRAM Eagle gearshift controls, but MatchMakerX, X-Actuation and Zero Loss system compatibility confirmed for a quick shift drive.
The GX Eagle chain provides a construction with non-wired pins, but with the same technical specifications as the other SRAM Eagle models. Similarly, the GX Eagle chain is produced in Portugal with PowerLock, but with refined finishes.
What to say ... a lot more reasons to evaluate the 12-speed upgrade with a guaranteed investment and guaranteed SRAM quality!