SRAM introduces 12-speed Eagle drivetrains

SRAM introduced the first ever, purpose built 1x drivetrain, and is the absolute leader in 1x technology and innovation. We have manufactured, tested and ridden hundreds of thousands of SRAM 1x drivetrains, and have capitalized on the lessons learned from our experience to create all new drivetrains with Eagle Technology. Eagle drivetrains provide unparalleled performance, enhanced toughness and durability, and the freedom of a 500 percent gear range.


In 2012, we introduced the world’s first purpose built 1x drivetrain — and it forever changed the way we ride. SRAM 1x changed the way we look at mountain bikes. Gone was the front derailleur, which immediately improved shifting simplicity and performance. It dropped a significant chunk of weight from the bike. It made shifting easier and consistently better for racers hitting the redline and new riders alike. It made mountain biking better for everyone. And it still does. We invented it, we build more 1x drivetrains than anyone else, and we are unrelenting in our commitment to furthering 1x technology.

 

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Introducing SRAM Eagle Technology, our most advanced and highest-performing drivetrains to date. The new XX1 and X01 drivetrains, featuring Eagle Technology, are collections of components that have been engineered for a whole new level of ride quality and integration. These drivetrains have not only been refined, we have torn them apart, built them up, tested, tweaked, engineered and tested again. Eagle Technology delivers a drivetrain that is smoother, simpler, more durable and quieter than anything you’ve ever ridden. Add to that Eagle’s massive gear range, and you have greater freedom to ride how you want, where you want. Performance, durability, simplicity, range, freedom: Introducing Eagle, only from SRAM.

 

XX1 Eagle


We built the incredible new XX1 Eagle drivetrain to work quietly, intuitively, precisely and perfectly. Whether you’re an hour and twelve minutes into a World Cup XC or, just about to hit the top of Pearl Pass—XX1 Eagle is ready for that and every place in between. This cross-country-optimized drivetrain combines our newest generation of SRAM 1x drivetrain technological advancements with lightweight materials. With a greater gear range of 500-percent, XX1 Eagle gives you smoother, more precise shifts with greater durability for long lasting performance so you can spend more time in the gear you want. XX1 Eagle just rewrote the rules of freedom.

 

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  • Eagle represents our newest 1x drivetrain technologies
  • Eagle is a lighter, tougher, quieter, more durable and more precise
  • Eagle features all-new 1x components, engineered for even greater durability and performance
  • Eagle has a significant weight advantage over other drivetrains—XX1 Eagle weighs up to 300 grams less than 2x drivetrains with similar gear range
  • Eagle technology allows an expanded, optimum, 500-percent gear range—a 20-percent increase over our other 1x drivetrains

XX1 Eagle Chain


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It might look normal from the outside, but the engineering inside this incredible new chain design that makes possible a gear range previously found only in 2-chainring drivetrains. And it’s also the biggest contributor to the Eagle drivetrain’s ultra-smooth, precise, durable and quiet performance. The Eagle chain’s links have a smooth radius, with no sharp edges or chamfers, which yield a significant reduction in noise, friction and wear on chainrings and cassette cogs. This design also allows for a flatter plate, which means more consistent chain riveting and greater overall strength. HARD CHROME technology extends the chain’s optimal performance life, and a Titanium Nitride coating on the Gold and Black models decreases corrosion and further reduces friction.
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Features and benefits
  • Groundbreaking new chain design and technology
  • The Eagle chain has been completely re-engineered, and is produced with new manufacturing technology.
  • All-new Eagle Power Lock chain connector with FLOWLINK technology provides better chain-guiding and increased longevity
  • The XX1 Eagle chain is the quietest, strongest and most wear-resistant chain in the world
  • Unique features and design also provide significantly improved wear resistance on Eagle cassettes and rings
Specifications
Technology: FLOW LINK, HARD CHROME, POWERLOCK, X-SYNC, FLOW LINK
Compatible Gears: Eagle 10-50t cassette only
Closing Link: Eagle PowerLock PVD
Outer Plate: Nickel + PVD Gold or Black
Inner Plate: Chrome Plated + PVD Gold or Black
Pin Treatment: Chrome hardened, Hollow Pin
Recommended Group: XX1 Eagle, X01 Eagle
Speeds: 12
Chain length: 126 links
Colours: Silver, Black, Gold
Compatibility: Eagle

 

XG-1299 Eagle Cassette


Take a quick look at the new X-DOME Eagle cassette. The last dangling shred of an argument in favour of a mountain bike front derailleur is now officially dead. Designed for use with our proven, reliable XD driver body, this 12-speed, 10- to 50-tooth cassette offers an optimal 500-percent gear range at a considerably lighter weight than 2x systems. It carries with it the X-DOME architecture, which, independent tests have concluded, yields the strongest cassettes on the market. New shifting characteristics improve both, inboard and outboard shifting, as well as chain retention.

 

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Features and benefits
  • SRAM’s cassette manufacturing technology provides the greatest durability and lightest weight
  • All-new shifting features create a smoother, quieter system with enhanced inboard and outboard shift performance
  • XD driver body compatible
  • 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36, 42, 50
Specifications
Technology: X-DOME, XD driver body, X-GLIDE 2
Material: Same as XX1, machined cromoly 11t cog cluster with aluminium 50t cog
Gear Ratios: 10-50t
Speeds: 12
Colours: Gold
Recommended Chain: Eagle chain
Recommended Group: XX1 Eagle
Cogs: 10-50t: 10t, 12t, 14t, 16t, 18t, 21t, 24t, 28t, 32t, 36t, 42t, 50t
Cogs on cluster: 11
Compatibility: 12-speed XD driver body compatible

 

XX1 Eagle Crankset


True competitors are always looking for a performance advantage—a relentless pursuit of equipment that is lighter, stiffer and stronger. To create the best drivetrain possible, we started with a completely reengineered crankset design. Our all-new XX1 Eagle crankset is the lightest, stiffest and strongest on the market. A special hollow internal architecture, combined with our proprietary CARBON TUNED lay-up, allows us to build a lightweight and ultra-energy-efficient crankset perfectly suited for the high-wattage output and smooth style of cross country riding and racing. Teamed up with a new Eagle direct mount chainring, and as an integral part of the Eagle drivetrain, the new XX1 Eagle crankset puts more focused power into every ride.

 

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Features and benefits

  • The lightest, stiffest, strongest crankset available
  • All-new SRAM CARBON TUNED crank technology provides extreme stiffness and light weight
  • All-new chainring technology is designed specifically for Eagle chains and drivetrains
  • The X-SYNC 2 chainring provides significantly quieter performance, with better mud clearing and extraordinary durability
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Specifications

 

Arm Material: Carbon composite - hollow core
Chainring Material: Forged and CNC machined
Available Arm Lengths: 170mm, 175mm
Available Ratios: 30t, 32t, 34t, 36t, 38t
Compatibility: BB30 - 30mm / GXP - 24mm, Eagle chain
Colours: Black, Gold
Bolts: Direct mount
Guard: No Guard
Graphics: Gold or Black
Bottom Bracket Compatibility: BB30, PF30-68-73mm / GXP, PFGXP 68-73mm
Recommended Chain Eagle chain
Chainline: 52.0mm (BOOST) / 49.0mm

 

XX1 Eagle Rear Derailleur


This new derailleur not only answers the Eagle drivetrain’s need for greater capacity, but is also the next evolution of our proven, 1x-specific X-HORIZON design. The larger, 14-tooth X-SYNC lower pulley, allows 10- to 50-tooth cassette capacity in this compact design, and also adds to Eagle’s overall smooth-pedaling feel. Our new, Type-3 ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH features a smoother torque curve for a quieter, more consistent operation and feel. CAGE LOCK has been moved back and out of the way, protecting it from trail debris. A redesigned, robust mounting system further improves the Eagle derailleur’s performance and overall durability.

 

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Features and Benefits

  • Completely redesigned rear derailleur incorporating our proven X-HORIZON design and new Type-3 ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH technology
  • Re-engineered mounting system and repositioned CAGE LOCK add robustness
  • Eagle pulley technology provides greater efficiency, crisper shifting and quieter operation
  • Carbon cage and lightweight hardware make it light and tough
Specifications
Speeds: 12
Material: Forged aluminium and carbon fiber
Colours: Black, Gold
Outer Cage: carbon fiber
Compatibility: Eagle 10-50t only
Inner Cage: Forged aluminium
Spring: Titanium
Bearings: Stainless
Cage Sizes: Eagle
Mount Options: New improved B-Bolt attachment improves RD durability and consistency.
Max Tooth: 50
Pulleys: Eagle chain compatible
Pull: X-ACTUATION
B Knuckle: All new B-Bolt attachment method reduces noise and improves durability

 

XX1 Eagle Trigger Shifter


Tucked neatly beneath your handlebars, the XX1 Eagle X-ACTUATION trigger shifter is the nerve centre of the Eagle drivetrain. Its internal works have been updated to include a 12th gear, and improved to enhance trigger feel, precision and durability. Whether you’re 3 laps into your race or 150 days into your season, the XX1 Eagle trigger shifter is your faithful 1x touch point.

 

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Features and Benefits

  • New mechanism creates a smoother and more precise shifting system with exceptional reliability
  • Carbon trigger and cover reduce weight
  • Customizable setup via the adjustable pull-lever and MatchMaker X
Specifications
Speeds: 12-speed rear
Compatibility: Eagle 12-speed rear derailleurs
Finish: Anodized aluminium
Material: Aluminium and carbon fiber
Bolts: Titanium
Adjustments: Adjustable carbon pull level
Colours: Black, Gold
Gear Indication: No
Other: Max upshifts 5, Multi Position, Pull lever adjust

 

XX1 Eagle Grip Shift


Three decades ago, SRAM was founded on a product called Grip Shift and an idea that shifting a bike should be easier, better and more intuitive. It’s more advanced than the original, but the all-new XX1 Eagle Grip Shift follows in the same tradition of making shifting easier, better and more intuitive. The new XX1 Eagle Grip Shift system includes new, robust internals that make it more durable and its’ shifting performance more precise. But just like the original, it is total control in the palm of your hand.

 

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Features and Benefits

  • New Grip Shift mechanism takes SRAM’s original invention to an increased level of precision and durability.
  • Better feel and added toughness
  • Lightweight carbon cover
Specifications
Speeds: 12-speed rear
Compatibility: Eagle 12-speed rear derailleurs
Recommended Group: XX1 Eagle
Material: Carbon fiber
Colours: black and Gold

 

Eagle Chainring


The radical new look and feel of our X-SYNC 2 Eagle chainring is a direct result of SRAM drivetrain engineers studying the performance and wear characteristics of thousands of X-SYNC chainrings. We subjected every size of chainring to untold environmental and mechanical tortures, abuse and neglect, in both lab and real-world settings, to come up with a chainring that would augment the Eagle drivetrain’s performance in all conditions. The longer, positive-rake tooth shape has been designed to work perfectly with the new Eagle chain to increase chain retention and overall pedaling efficiency, while decreasing friction, noise and wear.

 

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Features and Benefits

  • X-SYNC 2 chainring design increases chain retention, wear life, and reduces friction and noise.
  • Designed to be used with Eagle chain
Specifications
Colours: Black
Material: Forged and machined aluminium
Finish: Anodized
Compatibility: Eagle or SRAM 11-speed chain
Dimensions: BOOST or 49mm chain line.
Size/BCD: SRAM direct mount

 

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X01 Eagle


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The X01 Eagle drivetrain signals an exciting new era of freedom and the next level of uncompromising performance for enduro racers and aggressive trail riders. Watching the world’s best racers use our parts to battle against nature, physics and time itself, has inspired us to supply them with the most advanced tools we can develop. X01 Eagle takes everything you love about our pioneering 1x drivetrains and increases its wear life, toughness, precision, smooth and silent operation. Add to that the 10- to 50-tooth, 12-speed, Eagle cassette, and you have a range of gears that gives you the freedom to enjoy the benefit of 1x in any terrain, any location and at any speed. X01 Eagle is drivetrain freedom—how you exploit it is up to you.

 

X01 Eagle Chain


It might look normal from the outside, but the engineering inside this incredible new chain design that makes possible a gear range previously found only in 2-chainring drivetrains. And it’s also the biggest contributor to the Eagle drivetrain’s ultra-smooth, precise, durable and quiet performance. The Eagle chain’s links have a smooth radius, with no sharp edges or chamfers, which yield a significant reduction in noise, friction and wear on chainrings and cassette cogs. This design also allows for a flatter plate, which means more consistent chain riveting and greater overall strength. HARD CHROME technology extends the chain’s optimal performance life, and a Titanium Nitride coating on the Gold and Black models decreases corrosion and further reduces friction.

 

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Features and Benefits

  • Groundbreaking new chain design and technology
  • The Eagle chain has been completely re-engineered, and is produced with new manufacturing technology.
  • All-new Eagle PowerLock chain connector with FLOW LINK technology provides better chain-guiding and increased longevity
  • The PC-1290 Eagle chain is the quietest, strongest and most wear-resistant chain in the world
  • Unique features and design also provide significantly improved wear resistance on Eagle cassettes and rings
Specifications
Technology: FLOW LINK, HARD CHROME, POWERLOCK, X-SYNC
Compatible Gears: Eagle 10-50t cassette only
Closing Link: Eagle PowerLock PVD
Outer Plate: Nickel + PVD Gold or Black Inner Plate: Chrome plated + PVD Gold or Black
Pin Treatment: Chrome hardened
Rivet Type: Hollow Pin
Recommended Group: XX1 Eagle or X01 Eagle
Speeds: 12
Other – (After market: Chain length (links) - 126 links) (OE: Chain length (links) - 108 links, 110 links, 112 links, 114 links, 116 links, 118 links, 120 links,122 links, 124 links, 126 links)
Colours: Gold, Black, Silver
Compatibility: Eagle

 

XG-1295 Eagle Cassette


Take a quick look at the new X-DOME Eagle cassette. The last dangling shred of an argument in favour of a mountain bike front derailleur is now officially dead. Designed for use with our proven, reliable XD driver body, this 12-speed, 10- to 50-tooth cassette offers an optimal 500-percent gear range at a considerably lighter weight than 2x systems. It carries with it the X-DOME architecture, which, independent tests have concluded, yields the strongest cassettes on the market. New shifting characteristics improve both, inboard and outboard shifting, as well as chain retention.

 

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Features and Benefits

  • SRAM’s cassette manufacturing technology provides the greatest durability and lightest weight
  • All-new shifting features create a smoother, quieter system with enhanced inboard and outboard shift performance
  • XD driver body compatible
  • 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36, 42, 50
Specifications
Technology: X-DOME, XD driver body, X-GLIDE 2
Material: Same as XX1, machined cromoly 11t cog cluster with aluminium 50t cog
Gear Ratios: 10-50t
Speeds:12
Colours: Black
Recommended Chain: Eagle chain Only
Recommended Group : X01 Eagle
Cogs :10-50t: 10t, 12t, 14t, 16t, 18t, 21t, 24t, 28t, 32t, 36t, 42t, 50t
Other – Cogs on Cluster – 11
Compatibility: 12-speed XD driver body compatible

 

X01 Eagle Crankset


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We know you have a lot of choices when choosing a crankset, and that choice says a lot about your personal style. We designed the new X01 Eagle crankset for riders who feel most stylish when they stand on top of the podium. This is a completely reengineered design, employing our proprietary CARBON TUNED lay-up technology. Built tough, to handle aggressive lines through rock gardens and big hits wherever you find them, the new X01 Eagle is the strongest, stiffest, lightest crankset available. Combined with the new Eagle direct mount chainrings, and as an integral part of the Eagle drivetrain, this is a crankset that gives your ride a winning style—assuming you’re into that sort of thing.

 

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Features and Benefits

  • The strongest, stiffest, lightest crankset available
  • All-new SRAM CARBON TUNED crank technology provides extreme stiffness and light weight
  • All-new chainring technology is designed specifically for Eagle chains and drivetrains
  • The X-SYNC 2 chainring provides significantly quieter performance, with better mud clearing and extraordinary durability
Specifications
Arm Material: Carbon composite, foam core
Chainring Material: Forged and CNC machined
Available Arm Lengths: 170mm, 175mm
Available Ratios: (After Market: 32t) (OE: 30t, 32t, 34t, 36t, 38t)
Compatibility: BB30 -30mm / GXP 24mm
Colours: Black, Red
Rings: (After Market: 32t) (OE: 30t, 32t, 34t, 36t, 38t)
Bolts: Direct Mount
Guard: No Guard
Graphics: Red, Black
Bottom Bracket: BB Compatibility – BB30, PF30-68-73mm / GXP, PFGXP 68-73mm
Recommended Chain: Eagle chain
Bearing Type: Stainless
Q-Factor: 164mm
Technology: CARBON TUNED, X-SYNC 2, GXP, BB30, PressFit GXP, PressFit 30
Other: Chainline – 52.0mm (BOOST) / 49.0mm , 12-Speed

 

X01 Eagle Rear Derailleur


This new derailleur not only answers the Eagle drivetrain’s need for greater capacity, but it’s also the next evolution of our proven, 1x-specific X-HORIZON design. The larger, 14-tooth X-SYNC lower pulley allows 10- to 50-tooth cassette capacity in this relatively compact design, and also adds to Eagle’s overall smooth-pedaling feel. Our new, Type-3 ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH features a smoother torque curve for a quieter, more consistent operation and feel. CAGE LOCK has been moved back and out of the way, protecting it from trail debris. And a redesigned, robust mounting system further improves the Eagle derailleur’s performance and overall durability.

 

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Features and Benefits
  • Completely redesigned rear derailleur incorporating our proven X-HORIZON design and new Type-3 ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH technology
  • Re-engineered mounting system and repositioned CAGE LOCK add robustness
  • Eagle pulley technology provides greater efficiency, crisper shifting and quieter operation
  • Aluminium cage and lightweight hardware make it light and tough
Specifications
Speeds: 12
Material: Forged aluminium
Colours: Red, Black
Outer Cage: Forged aluminium
Compatibility: Eagle cassette and shifter only
Inner Cage: Forged aluminium
Spring: Titanium
Finish: Anodize and paint
Mount Options: Traditional frame mount
Max Tooth: 50
Pulleys: Eagle Technology for Eagle chain
Pull: X-ACTUATION
Technology: X-HORIZON, X-ACTUATION, X-SYNC, ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH, CAGE LOCK
B Knuckle: All new B-Bolt attachment method reduces noise and improves durability.
Hardware: Stainless steel, Black
Other: Type 3 ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH

 

X01 Eagle Trigger Shifter


Tucked neatly beneath your handlebars, the X01 Eagle X-ACTUATION trigger shifter is the nerve centre of the Eagle drivetrain. Its internal works have been updated to include a 12th gear, and improved to enhance trigger feel, precision and durability. Whether you’re 4 stages into the race or days away from civilization, the X01 Eagle trigger shifter is your faithful 1x touch point.

 

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Features and Benefits
  • New mechanism creates a smoother and more precise shifting system with exceptional reliability
  • Forged aluminium trigger designed to take a beating
  • Customizable setup via the adjustable pull-lever and MatchMaker X
Specifications
Speeds: 12-speed rear
Compatibility: Eagle 12-speed rear derailleurs
Recommended Group: X01 Eagle / XX1 Eagle
Technology: X-ACTUATION, ZERO LOSS, MatchMaker X Integrated
Finish: Anodize
Material: Forged aluminium
Bolts: Stainless steel
Adjustments: Adjustable forged pull lever, MMX adjustment options
Colours: Black, Red
Other: Max upshifts 5 , Multi Position, Pull lever adjust
Hardware: MatchMaker X (AM: Clamp included) (OE: Clamp not included)

 

X01 Eagle Grip Shift


Three decades ago, SRAM was founded on a product called Grip Shift, and an idea that shifting a bike should be easier, better and more intuitive. It’s more advanced than the original, but the all-new X01 Eagle Grip Shift follows in the same tradition of making shifting easier, better and more intuitive. The new X01 Eagle Grip Shift system includes new, robust internals that make it more durable and its shifting performance more precise. But just like the original, it is total control in the palm of your hand.

 

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Features and Benefits

  • New Grip Shift mechanism takes SRAM’s original invention to an increased level of precision, durability.
  • Better feel and added toughness
Specifications
Speeds: 12-speed rear
Compatibility: Eagle 12-Speed rear derailleurs
Recommended Group: X01 Eagle
Technology: JAWS, ROLLING THUNDER, SPEED METAL, X-ACTUATION
Finish: Anodized aluminium
Material: Composite and aluminium
Colours: Black, Red
Hardware: Clamp Included

 

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Local availability and pricing will be confirmed in due course.




215 Comments

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Mar 24 2016 04:12

Looks like they stuffed up the USD/EUR price... 

 

But holy heck... That looks good. 

gummibear, Mar 24 2016 04:13

Looks damn good :thumbup:

Bizkit031, Mar 24 2016 04:15

Us sorry sods in SA are going to *** and BETAAL for this,but the guys who have the cash will lay it whithout a blink of an eye.

Donovan Le Cok, Mar 24 2016 04:19

Golden!

Samurai Pizza Cat, Mar 24 2016 04:42

My (26") 11 speed  XX1 shifter, cassette and rear derailleur will be in the classifieds pretty soon.

'Dale, Mar 24 2016 04:44

Wow
Want
Must Have 😍

Hairy, Mar 24 2016 04:45

cool, so you can run a bigger chain ring and get some top end speed, yet still climb out any climb.

 

 

only thing though, the engineering dept clearly broke into the marketing dept office at night and changed what I am sure would have been a very catchy and sexy name for the new 1 x 12 groupsets, and these engineers spent the whole night coming up with something that got them excited .... enter "eagle" ..... not a very sexy name :P for a groupset.

 

anyhow, these engineers have certainly been doing stellar work at SRAM as of late, so they are allowed to get away with it!

raptor-22, Mar 24 2016 04:46

Looks like they stuffed up the USD/EUR price... 

 

But holy heck... That looks good. 

No it right. USD price is excl GST and EURO price includes 20% VAT

raptor-22, Mar 24 2016 04:48

Us sorry sods in SA are going to *** and BETAAL for this,but the guys who have the cash will lay it whithout a blink of an eye.

Its only slightly more expensive than the current XX1 and XO1 groups. 

Remember t switch over from 11 to 12 you just need

shifter

derailleur

chain

cassette

chainring

 

You can keep your existing chainset if its a 1x with direct mount compatible

Knersboy, Mar 24 2016 04:48

This will make me be willing to ditch 2x, but only in 2-3 years time when it trickles down to X1, GX level.

raptor-22, Mar 24 2016 04:50

 

<crackle>

 

Houston, Tranquility base here,............confirm............the Eagle has landed.........<Crackle>

 

 

<more Crackle> Tranquiity,...........Houston affirmative, ...........The Eagle has landed........<raptorous applause>

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Mar 24 2016 04:54

No it right. USD price is excl GST and EURO price includes 20% VAT


Aaaaah of course

popcorn_skollie, Mar 24 2016 05:17

Well they certainly chose the right guy to narrate the ads.
Hell with a voice like that it must be the truth.

 

Morgan Freeman
James Earl Jones
David Attinborough

SRAM Guy :thumbup:

Showtime, Mar 24 2016 05:25

Very nice but do they really need two different but the same versions for a 46g difference?

BaGearA, Mar 24 2016 05:30

I'm going to get a lot of HATE for this but seriously , Is there no-one here that thinks this is becoming a little over the top I mean honestly!       ( A f***ing 50t granny are you an XC world cup rider or Oupa Jan)

Meezo, Mar 24 2016 05:41

My (26") 11 speed XX1 shifter, cassette and rear derailleur will be in the classifieds pretty soon.

Dibs

Meezo, Mar 24 2016 05:42

Its only slightly more expensive than the current XX1 and XO1 groups.
Remember t switch over from 11 to 12 you just need
shifter
derailleur
chain
cassette
chainring

You can keep your existing chainset if its a 1x with direct mount compatible

So everything...?

Meezo, Mar 24 2016 05:45

I'm going to get a lot of HATE for this but seriously , Is there no-one here that thinks this is becoming a little over the top I mean honestly! ( A f***ing 50t granny are you an XC world cup rider or Oupa Jan)

Talent plus alot of money will bring "you an XC world cup", just alot of money ie "A f***ing 50t" won't

raptor-22, Mar 24 2016 05:50

So everything...?

 

 

keep crank arms

 you could probably run the 11s X-Sync rings but probably noisey

raptor-22, Mar 24 2016 05:52

Talent plus alot of money will bring "you an XC world cup", just alot of money ie "A f***ing 50t" won't

Missing the point.

When your opponents sees that 50T sprocket he leaves the race and goes home

Meezo, Mar 24 2016 05:53

Missing the point.
When your opponents sees that 50T sprocket he leaves the race and goes home

I guess it's not Friday yet...

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Mar 24 2016 06:18

I'm going to get a lot of HATE for this but seriously , Is there no-one here that thinks this is becoming a little over the top I mean honestly! ( A f***ing 50t granny are you an XC world cup rider or Oupa Jan)


Missing the part where the 50t allows you to go up at the front by 20% and thereby gain you more top end. So instead of running a 30t 10-42 you can run a 36t 10-50.

It's not about the granny...

Meezo, Mar 24 2016 06:22

Missing the part where the 50t allows you to go up at the front by 20% and thereby gain you more top end. So instead of running a 30t 10-42 you can run a 36t 10-50.

It's not about the granny...

Which again on a XC circuit may not really be necessary?

The courses I've seen don't really have longish flats, the sprints seldom happens in the last 100m.

Again, probably missing the point.
I fully "buy" into the idea and concept, just my wallet will definitely not be able to buy it

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Mar 24 2016 06:25

Which again on a XC circuit may not really be necessary?

The courses I've seen don't really have longish flats, the sprints seldom happens in the last 100m.

Again, probably missing the point.
I fully "buy" into the idea and concept, just my wallet will definitely not be able to buy it


Yes indeed

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Mar 24 2016 06:28

But again... not necessarily just for XC. I'd love the range in parts, as I find in fast sections of trail my 30t spins out juuuust a bit too fast. But I need the 30/42 for long slogs. So for me a 36 10-50 would be utterly brilliant

Edit: in this case XC = XCO. XCM is a different matter entirely