SRAM Release 12 speed Eagle Groupset

The rumours were true, and the first 1 x 12 group from SRAM has been officially unveiled. Dubbed Eagle, it runs a massive 10-50t cassette for a 500% gear range and spells the end of the front derailleur altogether from SRAM's off-road range. Even GripShift is back! And how good does that gold cassette look?

Official Press Release:

Today, Thursday March 24th SRAM is proud to unveil the new SRAM EAGLE™ XX1 & X01 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 onthe lessons learned from our experience to createall new drivetrains with Eagle™ Technology.  Eagle™ drivetrains provide unparalleled performance, enhanced toughness and durability, and the freedom of a 500 percent gear range.

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 massivegear 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™

New Rules

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.

XX1 Eagle™ Chain

Silence

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.

 THINGS TO REMEMBER

·       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

 

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

 

USAGE

Cross Country, Trail, Enduro

TECHNOLOGIES

FLOWLINK™

HARD CHROME™

POWERLOCK®

X-SYNC™

FLOW LINK™

 

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, Hollow Pin™

 Recommended Group

XX1 Eagle™, X01 Eagle™

 Speeds

12

 Chain length

126 links

 Colors

Silver, Black, Gold

Compatibility

Eagle™

XG-1299 Eagle™ Cassette

Freedom

Take a quick look at the new X-DOME™ Eagle™ cassette. The last dangling shred of an argument in favor 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.

 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

 USAGE

Cross Country, Trail, Enduro

 TECHNOLOGIES

X-DOME™

XD™ driver body

X-GLIDE™ 2

 Specifications

Technology

X-DOME™, XD™ driver body, X-GLIDE™ 2

Material

Same as XX1, machined cromoly 11t cog cluster with aluminum 50t cog

 Gear Ratios

10-50t

 Speeds

12

 Colors

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

Chainline

52.0mm (BOOST) / 49.0mm

XX1 Eagle™ Rear Derailleur

PURPOSE

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.

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

USAGE

Cross Country, Trail

TECHNOLOGIES

X-HORIZON™

X-ACTUATION™

X-SYNC™

ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™

CAGE LOCK™

Specifications

Speeds

 12

Material

 Forged aluminum and carbon fiber

Colors

 Black, Gold

Outer Cage

 carbon fiber

Compatibility

 Eagle™ 10-50t only

Inner Cage

 Forged aluminum

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™

 

XX1 Eagle™ Trigger Shifter

Precision

Tucked neatly beneath your handlebars, the XX1 Eagle™ X-ACTUATION™ trigger shifter is the nerve center 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.

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

USAGE

 Cross Country, Trail

TECHNOLOGIES

 X-ACTUATION™

 ZERO LOSS™

 MatchMaker™ X Integrated

Specifications

Speeds

 12-speed rear

 Compatibility

Eagle™ 12-speed rear derailleurs

 Finish

Anodized aluminum

 Material

Aluminum and carbon fiber

 Bolts

Titanium

 Adjustments

Adjustable carbon pull level

 Colors

Black, Gold

 Gear Indication

No

 Other

Max upshifts 5 , Multi Position, Pull lever adjust 

XX1 Eagle™ Grip Shift

Total Control

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. 

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

USAGE

 Cross Country, Trail

 TECHNOLOGIES

JAWS™

ROLLING THUNDER™

SPEED METAL™

X-ACTUATION™

 Specifications

Speeds

12-speed rear

 Compatibility

Eagle™ 12-speed rear derailleurs

 Recommended Group

XX1 Eagle™

 Material

Carbon fiber

 Colors

Black and Gold

Eagle™ Chainring

Integrity

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. 

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

USAGE

 Cross Country, Trail, Enduro

 TECHNOLOGIES

X-SYNC™ 2

Specifications

Colors

Black 

Material

Forged and machined aluminum

 Finish

Anodized

 Compatibility

Eagle™ or SRAM 11-speed chain

Dimensions

BOOST or 49mm chain line.

Size/BCD

SRAM direct mount

X01 Eagle™

Fearless

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™ Crankset

Stronger. Stiffer. Lighter.

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.

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

USAGE

Trail, Enduro

TECHNOLOGIES

CARBON TUNED™

X-SYNC™ 2

GXP®

BB30

PressFit™ GXP

PressFit 30™

 Specifications

Arm Material : Carbon composite, foam core

Chainring Material : Forged and CNC machined

Available Arm Lengths :170mm, 175mm

Available Ratios : (AM: 32t) (OE: 30t, 32t, 34t, 36t, 38t)

Compatibility : BB30 -30mm / GXP 24mm

Colors : Black, Red

Rings: (AM: 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

Lengths -170mm, 175mm

Chainrings : (AM: 32t) (OE: 30t, 32t, 34t, 36t, 38t)

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

Purpose

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.

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

·       Aluminum cage and lightweight hardware make it light and tough

USAGE

Trail, Enduro

TECHNOLOGIES

X-HORIZON™

X-ACTUATION™

X-SYNC™

ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™

CAGE LOCK™

Specifications  

Speeds : 12

Material: Forged aluminum

Colors – Red, Black

Outer Cage: Forged aluminum

Compatibility: Eagle™ cassette and shifter only

Inner Cage: Forged aluminum

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

Precision

Tucked neatly beneath your handlebars, the X01 Eagle™ X-ACTUATION™ trigger shifter is the nerve center 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.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

·       New mechanism creates a smoother and more precise shifting system with exceptional reliability

·       Forged aluminum trigger designed to take a beating

·       Customizable setup via the adjustable pull-lever and MatchMaker™ X

USAGE

Trail, Enduro

TECHNOLOGIES

X-ACTUATION™

ZERO LOSS™

MatchMaker™ X Integrated

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 aluminum

Bolts: Stainless steel

Adjustments: Adjustable forged pull lever, MMX™ adjustment options

Colors : 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

Total Control

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. 

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

·       New Grip Shift mechanism takes SRAM’s original invention to an increased level of precision, durability.

·       Better feel and added toughness

USAGE

Trail, Enduro

TECHNOLOGIES

JAWS™

ROLLING THUNDER™

SPEED METAL™

X-ACTUATION™

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 aluminum

Material: Composite and aluminum

Colors : Black, Red

Hardware : Clamp Included

Eagle™ Chainring

Integrity  

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.

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

USAGE

Cross Country, Trail, Enduro

TECHNOLOGIES

 X-SYNC™ 2

*For new technologies

Technology name

X-SYNC™ 2

Specifications

Colors: Black

Material: Forged and machined aluminum

Finish: Anodized

Compatibility: Eagle™ or SRAM 11-speed chain

Dimensions: BOOST or 49mm chain line.

Size/BCD: SRAM direct mount