Do I have to use the Eagle™ chainring if I am using the Eagle™ chain? September 26, 2017 15:59 Yes, Eagle™ chains are only compatible with Eagle™ Rings. Related articles Do I have to use the new Eagle™ chain with the Eagle™ chainring? Can I use the new Eagle™ drivetrain with the current “old” X-SYNC™ chainrings? What Eagle™ parts are cross compatible with existing 11-speed SRAM components? Why 12-speed? Couldn’t you make a wider-range 11-speed? Since the new Eagle™ cranks are lighter, have they lost any strength or stiffness?