SRAM Announces GX Eagle Drivetrain
SRAM has announced its much anticipated value (some might say reasonably priced) version of their 50 tooth Eagle drivetrain. This is great news for riders who want top of the line technology but may have a less than stratospheric budget. Lets take a look at the product video while we quickly ponder if this will be a true high line experience with a realistic price tag or if it's more pigeon like in it usability.
The news that SRAM was coming out with GX Eagle was quickly posted, with links, to our Facebook group and immediately the speculation leaned towards questioning whether this drivetrain would have the same feel as a high specification system like its more expensive sibling. The reviews are coming in with glowing results however, we'll see what our users think. This is certainly something to celebrate, even if its slightly less refined. 1X drivetrains add simplicity, the ability to run left hand, under bar dropper levers (the best minor upgrade we've seen lately) and now that we are seeing 2X type gear percentage ratios; the ability to put the final nail in the coffin of front derailleurs. We'll do a follow up when a few of our members have put this system to the test.
Price: $495 in total. Individually; Cassette $195, Derailleur $110, Shifter $40, Crank $120, Chain $30 (We'd expect these prices to come down after the initial launch due to the double edged sword of internet sales giants like Jenson USA and their competitors)
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