Eagle™ was designed to provide freedom. Gear range equals freedom. Mountain bikes were originally designed to provide freedom as well — freedom to ride in any terrain any where in the world. The range of an Eagle™ drivetrain allows all of the superiority of a 1x drivetrain, without compromising gear range. Given all of the significant improvements of Eagle™ Technology, and the very minimal weight and price compared to 11-speed, there is no reason not to have the additional range. Remember, just because it has more range, does not necessarily mean LOWER gears. By going up one chainring size, you can have both a lower low and a higher high gear. That means that if you live in a relatively flat area, your gear range can accommodate a trip to the mountains. By going up two sizes, you maintain a similar low gear, and get a much higher high gear for high-speed riding. Using the same ring size you have today provides you a much lower low gear, but also does not compromise your high gear because of our 10-tooth cog.
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- Can I use other SRAM 1x11 shifters with 12-speed Eagle™?
- Can I use other SRAM 1x11 derailleurs with 12-speed Eagle™ cassette?
- What Eagle™ parts are cross compatible with existing 11-speed SRAM components?
- Since the cable pull ratio is the same (X-Actuation) I should be able to use 11-speed X01 or XX1 parts with 12-speed X01 and XX1 Eagle™ parts right? Is the throw (distance) per shift different?
- Is the 12th gear achieved by pushing the 50-tooth cog over the hub body toward the wheel, or with tighter overall spacing between cogs?
- What is the gear-range difference compared to existing 2x systems, both Shimano and SRAM?
- Can you explain how/why a larger pulley wheel in the Eagle™ RD makes for “crisper, more efficient and quieter” shifting?
- What are the comparative weights of Eagle™ to their non-Eagle™ counterparts (XX1 and X01)?
- How has the Eagle™ shifter changed and improved over previous XX1 and X01 1x11 models?
- How have the Eagle™ X-SYNC2™ chain rings changed?