As if its increasing dominance in the performance mountain bike market wasn’t enough, SRAM has released NX Eagle. The fourth model in SRAM’s revolutionary 1×12 drivetrain is set to see the brand extend its influence into the significant, mid-range market segment. Here’s a close-up look at the new NX Eagle drivetrain.
Eagle™ Technology revolutionised the mountain bike experience by offering riders a 1x drivetrain solution that is purpose-built to be lightweight, strong and intuitive, with the gear range to ride on any terrain. NX Eagle™ drivetrain is the newest addition to the Eagle™ 1x ecosystem, and shares technologies with XX1, X01 and GX drivetrains, which makes it 100-percent compatible within the Eagle™ ecosystem. NX Eagle™ delivers an ease of entry that will bring the benefit of Eagle™ performance to more riders than ever before.
SRAM Eagle™ drivetrains are designed, engineered and manufactured to work as complete drivetrain systems. All Eagle™ components are Designed as One, to guarantee Eagle™ range, durability and performance. Only genuine Eagle™ components meet SRAM’s design directive and testing protocols. No other company can claim its product meets our design directive. Everything you need. Nothing you don’t. Engineered in Germany. This is Eagle™.
NX EAGLE CRANKSET
The SRAM NX crankset delivers Eagle™ styling and performance to the newest addition to the Eagle™ ecosystem. Designed for SRAM’s X-SYNC™2 chainrings, the NX crankset is engineered for complete chain control—each tooth’s profile is precisely engineered to work quietly, efficiently and securely with the Eagle™ chain’s inner and outer links. DUB™ technology features a better-engineered bottom bracket and a new spindle design, which together allows for a more uniform approach to bottom bracket fitment, better sealing against contamination and forward and backward compatibility. Now everyone can benefit from a new measure of performance and durability.
- 6000 series forged aluminum arms.
- DUB™ technology features a uniform approach to bottom bracket fitment, better sealing against contamination and is forward and backward compatible.
NX EAGLE REAR DERAILLEUR
This new NX Eagle™ derailleur features the proven SRAM 1x-specific X-HORIZON™ design. The larger, 14-tooth X-SYNC™ lower pulley easily facilitates 11- to 50- and 10- to 50-tooth cassette capacity, and also adds to NX Eagle’s overall smooth-pedaling feel. The Type-3 ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ provides quiet, consistent performance and durability.
- Completely new rear derailleur incorporating our proven X-HORIZON™ design and Type-3 ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ technology.
- Eagle™ ecosystem-engineered mounting system and CAGE LOCK™ positioning add robustness.
- Eagle™ pulley technology provides greater efficiency, crisper shifting and quieter operation.
NX EAGLE TRIGGER SHIFTER
New NX Eagle™ trigger shifter means on-demand gear selection throughout the entire wide range Eagle™ cassette. The massive range means you never have to worry about having the right gear for the terrain. NX Eagle™ means easy, intuitive shifting every time for every rider.
- Eagle™ Technology creates a smoother and more precise shifting system with exceptional reliability.
- Also available as a E-MTB specific Eagle™ shifter option limiting the pull lever to a single engagement.
- Compatible with Matchmaker™ X clamp.
PG-1230 EAGLE CASSETTE
Ride anywhere with the wide-range PG-1230, 11- to 50-tooth Eagle™ cassette. The NX cassette gives riders every bit of the climbing range that the Eagle™ ecosystem affords with a simple upgrade to splined-drive body wheels. The PG-1230 is the only Eagle™ cassette designed to be durable enough to withstand the increased demands of E-MTB applications and a perfect solution to heavy-duty use and abuse.
- Compatible with 8-, 9- and 10-speed splined driver bodies.
- This PG-1230 cassette is an integral part of the SRAM Eagle™ drivetrain Ecosystem.
- Wide 11-50t gear range—a perfect fit for any ride with optimized gear steps across entire range.
NX EAGLE CHAIN
The basis of every Eagle™ drivetrain is its chain—and the NX Eagle™ chain is designed and manufactured using genuine SRAM’s Eagle™ architecture, so it is fully compatible with every other component in the Eagle™ ecosystem. The NX Eagle™ chain features solid pin construction, Eagle™ PowerLock® and smooth, efficient shifting that you can count on every time out.
- Eagle™ PowerLock® chain connector with FLOW LINK™ technology provides better chain-guiding and increased longevity.
- Unique features and design also provide significantly improved wear resistance on Eagle™ cassettes and rings.
SRAM X-SYNC™2 Eagle™ is the next evolution of SRAM X-SYNC™ technology. The aggressive teeth design provides better chain retention for a smoother, more efficient pedal feel. With a focus on long wear-life, the X-SYNC™2 Eagle™ design reduces friction and the accumulation of mud, grit and grime.
ZERO LOSS™ simply means, well, zero loss—when you push on the lever, for an upshift or down shift, the cable is engaged instantly—zero loss of movement. There is no middle-ground where you’re waiting for the shift to come. Gear changes are instant and precise.
The X-HORIZON™ rear derailleur’s ‘straight parallelogram’ design limits all movement to the horizontal axis, which makes ghost shifting impossible while also reducing shift force. For quicker, more exact shifting, the large upper pulley offset design maintains a constant chain gap across all gears.
With CAGE LOCK™ technology in the rear derailleur, wheel removal and installation—as well as chain installation—becomes faster and simpler. Just pushing the cage forward to create slack and lock it into place.
Ultra-smooth chain inner-plates are completely devoid of square edges, resulting in a chain that engages the cassette and chainring with far less friction, for quieter performance and better wear life. The design allows a narrower overall profile that can withstand greater angles, and also allows for a flatter outer-plate, which means more consistent chain riveting and enhanced overall strength.
BOOST™ is a new wheel and drivetrain specification that opens the opportunity for improved frame geometry with shorter chain stays, wider and stiffer suspension pivots, a wider range of chainring options as well as more clearance for bigger tires and wider, stiffer wheels.
Developed specifically for SRAM 1x™, X-ACTUATION™ keeps shifting sharp and consistent across the entire cassette.
ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™
ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ rear derailleurs deliver maximum drivetrain stability—even through the most punishing terrain. With ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ technology, derailleur bounce and chain slap are eliminated without sacrificing precision.
X-GLIDE™2 is next generation of SRAM X-GLIDE™ technology optimized for the Eagle™ 12-speed cassette. It provides quick, precise, power-on shifting performance throughout the gear range, and increases chain retention on larger cogs.
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Source: SRAM Europe