SRAM 1×12 is officially here! While it may have been one of the worst-kept product launch secrets in recent memory, and we were even speculating about an expanding gear range following the new Boost 148 spacing from last year, 12-speed is now officially official!
Dubbed “Eagle” XX1 and X01, SRAM is adding yet another label to their list of product names, so equate anything regarding “Eagle” and “Eagle Technology” with 12-speed. According to SRAM,
“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 massive gear range, and you have greater freedom to ride how you want, where you want. Performance, durability, simplicity, range, freedom: Introducing Eagle™, only from SRAM.”
Just how big is that gear range? With the new 10-50 tooth cassette: 500%.
In addition to a wide range at a lower weight than 2×10, SRAM has updated all of the parts of the drivetrain from derailleur to cassette to chain to crankset to provide an all-around improved shifting package.
XX1 Total Price: $1,417
XX1 Total Weight: 1456g
X01 Total Price: $1,193
X01 Total Weight: 1,502g
Be sure to check out SRAM’s launch video for a brief overview:
Check out all the details in the press release, below: