SRAM GX Eagle AXS Upgrade Kit
SRAM just launched their latest drivetrain - GX Eagle AXS - and it could be the perfect way to affordably take your current mountain bike from its old mechanical system to a wireless electric system. Priced at just $600 for the upgrade kit - which includes the GX Eagle AXS derailleur, remote handlebar shifter, battery, and charger - you can add an excellent drivetrain and instantly improve their riding experience. With a few additional components, this is a great option to shed an old 2x10 or 2x11 drivetrain as well.
SRAM GX Eagle AXS seamlessly integrates with any SRAM Eagle (12 speed) components making it work with any combination of SRAM Eagle components so you don’t need a new crank, cassette or chain. There’s even a new impact-protecting battery cover as an optional add-on that fits any SRAM AXS battery and helps prevent lost or damaged batteries while you’re hitting the hard trails.
The heart and soul of the GX Eagle AXS upgrade kit is the rear derailleur. The point behind AXS is to have precise and lightning-fast shifting and that’s exactly what the GX Eagle AXS provides. Built with a rugged Overload Clutch to limit the amount of stress and strain you inflict upon it, the derailleur is dependable and engineered to mirror the XX1 and X01 Eagle AXS derailleurs. Compatible with both the 10-50T and 10-52T cassettes, can help you shift up or down at a moment’s notice and ensure you waste as little effort as possible when the trail pitches up or you’re sprinting to the finish line and need every last watt to pull away for a victory - even it’s just against your friend back to the trailhead.
Wirelessly connected to your controller, the GX Eagle AXS derailleur can pair with the SRAM AXS app on your smartphone to give you a gear-by-gear history of your rides. Data nerds can see exactly how many watts and what gear you were riding when you hit the switchback or surged past the rest of the field on a flowy section of cross country speed.
SRAM’s Overload Clutch might be our favorite detail with the GX Eagle AXS drivetrain. The design allows the derailleur to sense impact and help prevent damage by disengaging the motor gearbox. This gives the derailleur freedom to move out of harm’s way, so to speak, and then slides back to its active position for a virtually seamless - and busted derailleur free - ride on the roughest of trails.