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12 Speed For the Masses - Introducing SRAM Eagle NX

Words SRAM
Date Jun 14, 2018

START WITH EAGLE


Eagle™ Technology revolutionized the mountain bike experience by offering riders a 1x drivetrain solution that is purpose-built to be lightweight, strong and intuitive, with the gear range to ride on any terrain. NX Eagle™ drivetrain is the newest addition to the Eagle™ 1x ecosystem, and shares technologies with XX1, X01 and GX drivetrains, which makes it 100-percent compatible within the Eagle™ ecosystem. NX Eagle™ delivers an ease of entry that will bring the benefit of Eagle™ performance to more riders than ever before.


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DESIGNED AS ONE


SRAM Eagle™ drivetrains are designed, engineered and manufactured to work as complete drivetrain systems. All Eagle™ components are Designed as One, to guarantee Eagle™ range, durability and performance. Only genuine Eagle™ components meet SRAM’s design directive and testing protocols. No other company can claim its product meets our design directive. Everything you need. Nothing you don’t. Engineered in Germany. 


This is Eagle™.


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NX EAGLE CRANKSET

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The SRAM NX crankset delivers Eagle™ styling and performance to the newest addition to the Eagle™ ecosystem. Designed for SRAM’s X-SYNC™2 chainrings, the NX crankset is engineered for complete chain control—each tooth’s profile is precisely engineered to work quietly, efficiently and securely with the Eagle™ chain’s inner and outer links. DUB™ technology features a better-engineered bottom bracket and a new spindle design, which together allows for a more uniform approach to bottom bracket fitment, better sealing against contamination and forward and backward compatibility. Now everyone can benefit from a new measure of performance and durability. 


FEATURES/BENEFITS 

  • 6000 series forged aluminum arms. 
  • DUB™ technology features a uniform approach to bottom bracket fitment, better sealing against contamination and is forward and backward compatible
  • Weight: 705g (175mm, 32t)
  • MSRP: $105 USD


NX EAGLE REAR DERAILLEUR

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This new NX Eagle™ derailleur features the proven SRAM 1x-specific X-HORIZON™ design. The larger, 14-tooth X-SYNC™ lower pulley easily facilitates 11- to 50- and 10- to 50-tooth cassette capacity, and also adds to NX Eagle’s overall smooth-pedaling feel. The Type-3 ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ provides quiet, consistent performance and durability. 


FEATURES/BENEFITS 

  • Completely new rear derailleur incorporating our proven X-HORIZON™ design and Type-3 ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ technology. 
  • Eagle™ ecosystem-engineered mounting system and CAGE LOCK™ positioning add robustness. 
  • Eagle™ pulley technology provides greater efficiency, crisper shifting and quieter operation.
  • Weight 339g
  • MSRP: $107 USD 


NX EAGLE TRIGGER SHIFTER

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New NX Eagle™ trigger shifter means on-demand gear selection throughout the entire wide range Eagle™ cassette. The massive range means you never have to worry about having the right gear for the terrain. NX Eagle™ means easy, intuitive shifting every time for every rider. 


FEATURES/BENEFITS 

  • Eagle™ Technology creates a smoother and more precise shifting system with exceptional reliability. 
  • Also available as a E-MTB specific Eagle™ shifter option limiting the pull lever to a single engagement. 
  • Compatible with Matchmaker™ X clamp.
  • Weight: 112g
  • MSRP: $42 USD



PG-1230 EAGLE CASSETTE

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Ride anywhere with the wide-range PG-1230, 11- to 50-tooth Eagle™ cassette. The NX cassette gives riders every bit of the climbing range that the Eagle™ ecosystem affords with a simple upgrade to splined-drive body wheels. The PG-1230 is the only Eagle™ cassette designed to be durable enough to withstand the increased demands of E-MTB applications and a perfect solution to heavy-duty use and abuse. 


FEATURES/BENEFITS 

  • Compatible with 8-, 9- and 10-speed splined driver bodies. 
  • This PG-1230 cassette is an integral part of the SRAM Eagle™ drivetrain Ecosystem. 
  • Wide 11-50t gear range—a perfect fit for any ride with optimized gear steps across entire range.
  • Weight 615g
  • MSRP $100 USD



NX EAGLE CHAIN

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The basis of every Eagle™ drivetrain is its chain—and the NX Eagle™ chain is designed and manufactured using genuine SRAM’s Eagle™ architecture, so it is fully compatible with every other component in the Eagle™ ecosystem. The NX Eagle™ chain features solid pin construction, Eagle™ PowerLock® and smooth, efficient shifting that you can count on every time out. 


FEATURES/BENEFITS 

  • Eagle™ PowerLock® chain connector with FLOW LINK™ technology provides better chain-guiding and increased longevity. 
  • Unique features and design also provide significantly improved wear resistance on Eagle™ cassettes and rings.
  • Weight: 278g (126 links)
  • MSRP: $26 USD


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SRAM NX Eagle will be available as a full groupset for $375 USD (Rear Der, Trigger Shifter w Clamp, Crankset DUB 12s w DM 32t X-SYNC Chainring, Chain 126 links 12s, Cassette XG-1230 11-50t, Chaingap Gauge) in September, 2018.

Comments

rnayel
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RNAYEL  - June 14, 2018, 9:10 a.m.

Is 615g heavy for a cassette?

Current Shimano XT 11-46 is 437g.  Is that 178g going to change much?

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rnayel
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RNAYEL  - June 14, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Just noticed that Sunrace makes a 12x cassette that is HG compatible and weighs 586g, so a bit lighter than NX. 

https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/sunrace-mz90-12-speed-cassette-11-50-673901?delivery_country=210

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taprider
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taprider  - June 15, 2018, 7:45 a.m.

^ yeah no kidding

comparing total drive train weight, old XT 3x8 would be lighter

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Jenkins5
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Jenkins5  - June 14, 2018, 9:20 a.m.

Great value but that's a crazy heavy cassette. That adds over a half pound to the rear of the bike compared to X01 or wide range 11 speed like TRS. I thought the XT cassette was heavy!

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alexdi
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Alex D  - June 14, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Comparison sheet here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16C3Rz6qmzmurSNd-L3IeMSFukkBFV6D1DRbfS59EDrE/

It's heavy objectively, but not for the construction, range, and number of sprockets. I expect this cassette to be mega-durable. 

There seems to be some disagreement about the crankset weight. Bike Radar measured 637g including the ring; quite a difference from the 705g SRAM quotes above.

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nouseforaname
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Nouseforaname  - June 14, 2018, 1:24 p.m.

SRAM must have been bricking it that Shimano were going to do this for their 12 speed drivetrain; 11-50(1) and fits an HG driver. They'd have taken 50% of SRAMs 1X market overnight. How lucky are they that Shimano has adopted an entirely sensible (but unavailable and unwanted) new driver standard? No one wants Shimano hubs*, ergo no one wants a Shimano 12 speed drivetrain.

As for this? i can't imagine a rear derailleur even cheaper than the POS Eagle GX i have right now. So much slop at the fixing bolt after 2 months it makes a 3 year old Shimano look fresh by comparison. After all the fuss about a 10t cog, SRAM must be laughing their faces off. 

*Alright, Andrew Major probably does. But apart from him.

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zigak
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ZigaK  - June 17, 2018, 6:10 a.m.

To be honest, the new xtr rear hub is the only thing I am excited about. Especially non branded version, since it is cheaper. The dream scenario would be this hub with the old driver.

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bart
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bart  - June 19, 2018, 12:49 p.m.

I'm in for the new Shimano hub, again the best part of the new XTR in my mind.... and funny how we all thought the same things when SRAM introduced the XD driver... what a pain that was - but all common place now.

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vincentaedwards
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Vincent Edwards  - June 15, 2018, 7:17 a.m.

It’s hard to deny that this will be a game changer for the entry level market- especially if it’s actually durable and reliable.

This is the first truly affordable (especially at OEM cost) ‘full’ range 1x drivetrain. (Shimano SLX 11-46 was close)

Yes, 615g is a heavy cassette... but on a hardtail it’s a worthwhile trade off for the range, compatibility, and ease of use.

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I bet in about 2yrs we will see shimano roll out SLX 11-51 and it will be great too.

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