I noticed the new Santa Cruz Nomad “S” comes specced with SRAM GX Eagle 1×12. Does anybody have the specifics of the new 2018 GX Eagle drivetrain? Somebody in China already has a mini groupset up for sale on eBayfor $435. I’m hoping that the cassette, shifter, RD, and chain sell for less than that, though, because that would be almost $200 just for a single extra gear/cog.
Yeah I’m sure the price will be lower than that. I think around 125% of the GX 1×11 component value would be ballpark after things settle down, just based on what the XX1 and X01 Eagles go for compared to their 1×11 counterparts.
Weight-wise it seems pretty decent, adding only about 120g compared to bottom-line GX 1×11 components.
At under $500 for the whole thing and less if you don’t change your cranks (11 speed chainrings are compatible), it’s a steal. At this point there is no reason that any mountain biker needs a front derailleur.