That was kind of the point….
If you're going to buy NX because of the price point, and now can pay a touch more to get XT (or perhaps less for SLX 11 in the future), isn't that a no brainer?
Also, NX would be taking away Shimano sales anyway because of the use of the standard freehub body.
And who is to say that CRC can't/won't sell for cheaper now?
edit Hopefully this all translates into lower bike pricing for 2017.
I guess you can say.. sram released NX to compete with Shimano.
Also, I think this is pretty old news… maybe not to consumers but for shop employees.
They quoted 119 usd to xt brake and we've had xt brake for 150~160 as CDN MSRP for the entire winter now