SRAM bring AXS wireless ecosystem to GX Eagle drivetrain

SRAM GX Eagle is getting the AXS treatment which brings the simplicity of wireless to the brand's popular GX Eagle lineup. Get the details in the press release and video from SRAM below.

Press Release


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With proven AXS wireless technology, and the rugged durability of GX, it’s Eagle at its best. Featuring an expanded 520% range, seamless compatibility with the rest of the ecosystem, and the ability to customize with the AXS app, GX Eagle AXS is your entry point to the future.

 

Video: Meet the range


 

GX Eagle AXS Derailleur


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Riders want a derailleur that shifts on command, whether under climbing load or sprinting to the stage finish. The GX Eagle AXS derailleur gets it done with everything you have come to expect from our AXS connect components. The GX Eagle AXS derailleur is smart enough to protect itself thanks to its incredibly resilient Overload Clutch. Engineered with a variety of rider preferences in mind, it is compatible with our new expanded range 10-52T cassette as well as our 10-50T cassette. Showcasing its lineage from the proven GX Eagle mechanical line, the GX Eagle AXS derailleur is there for one thing—to do the job.

  • AXS enabled componentry software that makes it possible to both program and personalize new SRAM and RockShox components with Eagle technology
  • Overload Clutch protection
  • Finished with the GX Eagle colourway
  • Battery sold separately

GX Eagle AXS Controller


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Simplicity and performance made for all day adventures. The pure shifting performance of Eagle AXS is now available with GX. Shift under load, over the roughest terrain, uphill, without changing your grip on the bar. GX Eagle AXS changes your level of control on the bike when you’re under pressure and pushing hard. More than that, it changes your relationship with the bike. No cable, housing or wires to manage opened up design and engineering possibilities with the GX Eagle AXS controller. Featuring the proven ergonomic touchpoints that make shifting effortless, they are customizable to your preferences, allowing you to choose which button does what through the AXS App.

  • Compatible with MatchMaker X
  • Eagle technology
  • Customize in-board and outboard shift options
  • Pairs with all derailleurs in the Eagle AXS ecosystem
  • AXS enabled componentry software that makes it possible to both program and personalize new SRAM and RockShox components
  • System is completely water and dust proof to IP69K

GX AXS Upgrade Kit


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The day in, day out Eagle ecosystem hero is now available with AXS. New for 2021, The GX AXS upgrade kit is your entry point into wireless drivetrain simplicity. Compatible with any of our Eagle ecosystem cassettes and crank arms, the upgrade kit allows you to experience AXS without needing to buy an entire groupset provided you already are using Eagle products. No matter if you are looking to upgrade your ride, or looking for great value replacement parts, look no further than the GX AXS upgrade kit.

 

AXS Battery Cover


The AXS battery cover is a light-weight cowling designed to protect the battery while installed on the derailleur. The AXS battery cover fits all AXS mountain bike derailleurs.

 

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Visit the SRAM website for further information.




140 Comments

Meezo, Mar 25 2021 04:03

We are getting seriously close to the 1st of April. Let me be the fool, let's wait the price?

JA-Q001, Mar 25 2021 04:06

Did I miss the price? 

 

None the less, my next upgrade!

Meezo, Mar 25 2021 04:07

Did I miss the price?

None the less, my next upgrade!


Says pricing will be available after 26 March

wazriley, Mar 25 2021 04:22

$600 for the upgrade kit so expect RRP of around R12k-R13k relative to R22-R23k for XX1

AndrewHemp, Mar 25 2021 05:42

Looks like evobikes already have them in stock at R12995 
https://www.evobikes...xs-upgrade-kit/

Naas, Mar 25 2021 05:58

Looks like evobikes already have them in stock at R12995 
https://www.evobikes...xs-upgrade-kit/

Yip. And they are selling quickly - stock was limited to all dealers...

cadenceblur, Mar 25 2021 08:33

I see CWC also have them for R12499

Mawbs, Mar 26 2021 08:17

very nice but when is Sram going to do something about those Top gears 42-52 gap is just crazy 

Rock Guy, Mar 26 2021 08:39

The classic overpriced SA retail market again. Rest of the world = $600, ...SA...$830....coz you know, (long list of excuses).

Jbr, Mar 26 2021 08:41

I'm sick of my XTR 12 SPD, but now if I want to go for this groupset, I'll have to buy a new cassette, possibly also a freehub ?

 

I'm quite happy with my Force AXS, the worst component being the brakes imo. So why not AXS also on my MTB, that will probably solve my shifting issues on my scalpel that I love on all the other aspects (than the *** shifting)

 

 

So pretty much going from aluminium to steel saves 400$ ? They get their aluminium from space ??

Grease_Monkey, Mar 26 2021 08:43

Ooh, definitely on my list of parts to buy. I won't be one of the first 250, but when that second shipment arrives I'll be on it like white on rice. 

Dexter-morgan, Mar 26 2021 08:59

Hopefully, I can score a bargain with some used Mechanicals coming to the second hand market very soon.

Furbz, Mar 26 2021 09:01

I'm sick of my XTR 12 SPD, but now if I want to go for this groupset, I'll have to buy a new cassette, possibly also a freehub ?

 

I'm quite happy with my Force AXS, the worst component being the brakes imo. So why not AXS also on my MTB, that will probably solve my shifting issues on my scalpel that I love on all the other aspects (than the *** shifting)

 

 

So pretty much going from aluminium to steel saves 400$ ? They get their aluminium from space ??

 

i ride my XX1 AXS with a XTR cassette no issues

Jbr, Mar 26 2021 09:14

i ride my XX1 AXS with a XTR cassette no issues

oh yeah ? Interesting.. my XT Cassette is brand new, would be *** to have a spend 5 to 10k on a new GX/XX1 cassette

So I'm also assuming that my chainring will be compatible with and XX1 chain / GX derailer ?

Jehosefat, Mar 26 2021 09:24

oh yeah ? Interesting.. my XT Cassette is brand new, would be *** to have a spend 5 to 10k on a new GX/XX1 cassette

So I'm also assuming that my chainring will be compatible with and XX1 chain / GX derailer ?

You should be able to just replace the shifter and derailleur. I'd keep a Shimano chain on the Shimano cassette though (although it's not strictly necessary it should provide better shift quality).

Jbr, Mar 26 2021 09:34

You should be able to just replace the shifter and derailleur. I'd keep a Shimano chain on the Shimano cassette though (although it's not strictly necessary it should provide better shift quality).

of course, you're right, then it's all the same except for the two jockey wheels !

DieselnDust, Mar 26 2021 09:53

I'm sick of my XTR 12 SPD, but now if I want to go for this groupset, I'll have to buy a new cassette, possibly also a freehub ?
 
I'm quite happy with my Force AXS, the worst component being the brakes imo. So why not AXS also on my MTB, that will probably solve my shifting issues on my scalpel that I love on all the other aspects (than the *** shifting)
 
https://www.youtube....h?v=b4xoIYdGspM
 
So pretty much going from aluminium to steel saves 400$ ? They get their aluminium from space ??


You can keep the microspline freehub and Shimano cassette and use it with the GX system no problem.
Most of the weight in the GX AXS rear derailleur is in the jockey pulley cage. You could probably replace this very stiff steel cage with the upcoming Csixx bling bling alloy SRAM jockey pulley cage and still have a saving over X01 or XX1 and xtr.
Functionally it's the same as it's more expensive family members with the added clutch bolt cover and battery protection cover which doesn't have to be fitted if you want to save a few grams.
It's very impressive. The shifter feels the same as the XX1 axs just a little heavier

Jbr, Mar 26 2021 09:58

You can keep the microspline freehub and Shimano cassette and use it with the GX system no problem.
Most of the weight in the GX AXS rear derailleur is in the jockey pulley cage. You could probably replace this very stiff steel cage with the upcoming Csixx bling bling alloy SRAM jockey pulley cage and still have a saving over X01 or XX1 and xtr.
Functionally it's the same as it's more expensive family members with the added clutch bolt cover and battery protection cover which doesn't have to be fitted if you want to save a few grams.
It's very impressive. The shifter feels the same as the XX1 axs just a little heavier

Awesome, I'm sold, just need some cash now  :D  :lol:

JasperNel, Mar 26 2021 10:42

I'm sick of my XTR 12 SPD, but now if I want to go for this groupset, I'll have to buy a new cassette, possibly also a freehub ?


I'm quite happy with my Force AXS, the worst component being the brakes imo. So why not AXS also on my MTB, that will probably solve my shifting issues on my scalpel that I love on all the other aspects (than the *** shifting)

https://www.youtube....h?v=b4xoIYdGspM

So pretty much going from aluminium to steel saves 400$ ? They get their aluminium from space ??


This guy reckons that if you ride a shimano 12 speed cassette and chain combined with a axs setup you'll actually have better shifting.

https://www.bikemag....heaven-xtr-axs/

Headshot, Mar 26 2021 11:11

SRAM pricing is as usual insane. Basic brake pads are R150 more than Shimano... the list goes on. I know one shop owner who is gatvol. You can still get the stuff in from overseas if you are clever. That's what I would do.  

thisismyotherbike, Mar 26 2021 11:15

This guy reckons that if you ride a shimano 12 speed cassette and chain combined with a axs setup you'll actually have better shifting.

https://www.bikemag....heaven-xtr-axs/

 

Opportunity for Wolftooth to produce replacement jockey wheels for your AXS derailleur?  So you can run that Shimano 1x12 chain with confidence...

DieselnDust, Mar 26 2021 12:33

Opportunity for Wolftooth to produce replacement jockey wheels for your AXS derailleur?  So you can run that Shimano 1x12 chain with confidence...

 

 

Csixx ad SRAM jockey pulley wheels don't seem to care what 12speed chain you run

madmarc, Mar 26 2021 01:35

I will wait for my next Business trip to Germany - 9K for the same kit

Grease_Monkey, Mar 26 2021 02:06

I will wait for my next Business trip to Germany - 9K for the same kit

 

Did a little quick maf this morning. I have a friend who lives in Hong Kong, if he buys it for me at current exchange rate and brings it along next time he flies to SA I am looking at 9k at most. Under normal circumstances that would be every two weeks, with Covid I don't know when though... hopefully soon.

Jbr, Mar 26 2021 02:08

Did a little quick maf this morning. I have a friend who lives in Hong Kong, if he buys it for me at current exchange rate and brings it along next time he flies to SA I am looking at 9k at most. Under normal circumstances that would be every two weeks, with Covid I don't know when though... hopefully soon.

Yeah same, been waiting for 1 year to go back to france see the family... I usually always bring back loads of parts  :lol: