SRAM Announces GX DH Drivetrain

Jun 2, 2016
by Mike Kazimer  
SRAM's 7-speed X01 DH drivetrain has seen success on the World Cup circuit, but the group's high price of admission has kept it from being spec'd on anything other than top tier race-oriented machines. Now, with the release of their GX DH drivetrain, riders can purchase a 1x7 DH drivetrain for a fraction of the cost of X01. There's likely a weight penalty associated with the budget-oriented group, but still, what's a few extra grams when you can get a GX DH rear derailleur for almost a third of the price of an X01 DH model, or when you can get a 7-speed cassette for only $30 USD? More specs are included in the press release from SRAM found below.


Press Release

SRAM GX DH

Incorporating the same championship-winning SRAM 1x technologies as our German-engineered, industry-leading X01 DH drivetrain, GX DH delivers dedicated, gravity focused 1x performance that doesn’t break the bank. GX DH is a no-brainer for any rider ready to attack the next DH run. With its main objectives being durability and dependability, GX DH is the clear choice to bring more riders to the mountain, and the one to keep them coming back for more. GX DH — Get Some.


SRAM PG-720 Cassette

No mixed messaging or compromises here. The GX DH cassette was built with only one purpose in mind — exploiting gravity to its fullest lap after lap. This downhill-optimized 7-speed cassette provides gear steps that give each shift more purpose, and its compact design allows more spoke clearance. It’s a full-on, dedicated SRAM 1x cassette for gravity that lets you keep some money for a lift ticket.


Features And Benefits
Fewer cogs allow for a faster transition from starting cog to highest cog
More rear wheel clearance around spokes
Fully compatible with the SRAM X01 DH drivetrain
Splined driver body compatible

Specs
Cog Finish: Black
Cog Sizes: 11,13,15,17,19,22,25
Gearing: 11-25t
Cogs on Cluster: 0
Speeds: 7
MSRP: $30 | €36 | £26
SRAM GX DH




GX DH 1x X-Horizon Rear Derailleur

We understand that the gnarly line requires a lot more focus than a lap of the supermarket. That’s why we packed the GX DH 1x X-Horizon rear derailleur with World Championship-winning features, and gave it a price tag that speaks more to the Wednesday Night Championships. This is a DH derailleur that is easier to shift, is incredibly precise and keeps the unwanted noise of chain slap to a minimum, so you can concentrate on the sweet feeling of nailing your line.

Features And Benefits
X-Actuation for precise and dependable 7-speed performance
Fully compatible with the SRAM X01 DH drivetrain
X-Horizon design that reduces shift force, ghost shifting and cage slap
12-tooth X-Sync pulley wheels

Specs

Cable Pull Ratio: X-Actuation
Cage: Medium
Cage Material: Aluminum
Color: Black
Max Tooth: 28
Pulley Bearings: Steel
Speed: 7
MSRP: $104 | €119 | £88
SRAM GX DH




GX DH 1x X-Actuation Trigger Shifter

The authentic click of the GX DH Trigger Shifter means it’s time to sprint out of the corner, set up for the next big table, or put in that last kick to the finish line. A critical component in the lineup, the GX DH shifter is engineered in Germany to deliver clockwork-accurate shifting when you want it.

Features And Benefits
X-Actuation for precise and dependable 7-speed performance
Fully compatible with the SRAM X01 DH drivetrain

Specs
Cable Pull Ratio: X-Actuation
Clamp Included: No
Color: Black
Compatible Derailleurs: 7-speed
Gear Indicator: No
Matchmaker Compatible: Yes
Max Upshifts: 5
Multi Position: Yes
Pull Lever Adjust: No
Speeds: 7
MSRP: $43 | €48 | £35
SRAM GX DH


SRAM GX DH

www.sram.com



MENTIONS: @SramMedia



223 Comments

  • 354 5
 damn... how are people going to complain about this one
  • 218 2
 Oh, ye of little faith
  • 20 5
 I could, but could't care less Smile
  • 93 9
 Only minor complaint, that cassette is made of entirely separate cogs. Wave buh-bye to your freehub splines...
  • 26 1
 it's sram. people always find a way.
  • 61 3
 complain that it looks exactly like the XO1 DH that i just shelled out way more money for and states its compatible with it meaning its prob the same damn thing.
  • 35 11
 @makripper: Yeah, it isn't Shimano Wink haha
  • 75 9
 The shifter comes without a clamp.
The clamp probably costs $40
  • 36 2
 @airmiller44: how could you have ever predicted that a cheaper version of something would be released if you'd waited?!?!? The only time that's ever happened is every other thing, ever! Damn you SRAM - DAMN YOUUUU!!!!!
  • 17 0
 The product appears pretty solid and pretty decent value for money; the marketing copy, however, is just absolute gold. Almost poetic, how the "authentic click" of the shifter "means it’s time to sprint out of the corner, set up for the next big table, or put in that last kick to the finish line."
  • 87 1
 It's actually just an old XC groupset that SRAM found in the back of their warehouse.
  • 13 2
 There is one:
How come there is only derraileur medium cage option ?
  • 5 4
 @Hobo1337: Challenge accepted ! Actually it's easy, I'm running 10speed cassette reduced to 7 with simple single speed cassette, lighter for fraction of the price. Ain't no gearbox as well. Derailleur is expensive and it's not Shimano anyway so ...
  • 6 11
flag Balgaroth (Jun 2, 2016 at 7:52) (Below Threshold)
 Also have to love the way Sram thinks "echange rates" ... Dollar is weaker than euro, yet euro prices are way higher, #withoutaounceofshame
  • 6 1
 @Balgaroth: wait, isn't EU inclusive of VAT? US pricing tends to be stated exclusive of sales tax (our sort of equivalent of VAT). That would account for the difference.
  • 17 24
flag DylanDaSilva (Jun 2, 2016 at 7:58) (Below Threshold)
 100% it'll break.SUPER EASILY
  • 5 8
 @Balgaroth: That is the markup premium because you do not have to deal with Trump/Clinton...of course until one of them is elected and they start their conquest to rule the world.
  • 17 0
 Does it have a narrow-wide pulley?
  • 3 0
 It's not free, or gold plated, for that matter.
  • 2 1
 @g-42: Might be the answer, yet VAT varies from countries to countries so I'm no sure if this is Gross or Net as for US price.
  • 2 1
 @meesterover: I'm French, we had Sarkozy who would be similar to Trump and now we have Holland which is as good and usefull as a blunt spoon, I won't feel sorry for you lol.
  • 8 0
 it ain't metric
  • 7 6
 Not a complaint as such cause it's good that they are making stuff affordable but I don't see point in having 7speed unless you are too level racing and the weight counts. Most places don't have uplift and I use the easier gears to ride back up as much as I can. Even put a 11-36 on my last dh bike.
  • 6 1
 @Fix-the-Spade: Agreed on the loose cogs. Better to go with the OneUp DH Block and the first 7 cogs of a 10-spd XT or SLX cassette. A bit more money but won't require a new freehub every season.
  • 3 1
 Easy, £88 for the mech . . .
  • 7 13
flag mnorris122 (Jun 2, 2016 at 8:39) (Below Threshold)
 I'm gonna complain about it because current GX feels like ass. The feel at the lever is awful and it just plain doesn't shift well.
  • 21 0
 @Balgaroth: "as good and usefull as a blunt spoon" means pretty good and useful, right? I don't know any sharp spoons.
  • 9 1
 @mnorris122: ? - just got a bike w/ GX 1x11 and feels just as good as my friends XX1 1x11 and works great... that being said my other bike has XT 1x11 which I think feels better overall
  • 4 0
 @Fix-the-Spade: There was a time when flattened staples were used to reinforce the freehub splines for this... Can it not be done any more?
  • 8 0
 @brianclaw: I prefer it when parts just work in the first place.
  • 2 0
 @Balgaroth: In Germany at least, it's usually not permitted to advertise/announce net prices. I heard from a friend in another industry that usually they set one uniform retail price (incl. VAT) for all of Europe, despite different VAT rates in different countries, because they would get serious consumer backlash otherwise.
  • 8 1
 @mnorris122: I'm not a fan of the GX shifter feel, but take a GX rear der with a XO shifter and it shifts like butter.
  • 2 1
 @Pedro404: "... to hunt a bear" ? Also a spoon that is "sharp" is usefull to carve stuff like melon, butter for exemple lol
  • 3 1
 @Grmasterd: wait for a month and then compare how they feel. Almost everything feels great out of the box
  • 2 2
 Thats easy...Its a Canadian Tire drive-train worth more than a Canadian Tire Bike LMAO Razz Wink
  • 12 0
 Hahaha he said budget priced downhiller like they exist.
  • 1 0
 @enrico650: some DH bikes have to much chainstay growth for the short derailleur. Maybe a shorter version will drop later, or Sram thought two versions is to expensive to make or they want people to have a reason to upgrade to a X01 derailleur.
  • 31 1
 Nothing to complain about?! Are you nuts?! So how about you tell me where the hell is "earbo" between G and X!
  • 5 0
 @WAKIdesigns: You clever dog, you.
  • 4 0
 OK, who called in sick here at Pinkbike today? There is a ton of Ft Bill action at other outlets, including some very poignant Stevie Smith content.
  • 5 0
 waiting for the 6 speed to come out!
  • 3 0
 Nothing to complain about except how long it's taking for Claudio's course preview for Fort Bill to drop. It must be SRAM's fault!
  • 3 3
 @garrettstories: sorry all the btchn and blaming for no reason is reserved for Specialized, eventually Fox Suspension.
  • 2 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I have to disagree. Not Specialized, they deserve btchn. I can't see fox ever deserving it though. They don't make much gimmicky bs. And if they do it's quite and they are just giving to the crowd that likes gimmicky bs.
  • 7 2
 @mgolder: more than twice the price of Zee and probably twice as bad.
  • 6 3
 I've had 2 11-36 gx derailleurs fail on me within ~4 rides and I haven't hit them.

The whole "we put a pin in the clutch because we don't want you to adjust it" deal is pissing me off too. I've been with sram for 8 years now but I'm switching to shimano as soon as I can.
  • 7 0
 @g-42: Or the best part : "Fewer cogs allow for a faster transition from starting cog to highest cog"....You don't say.
  • 1 0
 @oldmanDan: nah it probably is just meant to mount to the brake lever, that way you have to also use sram brakes.
  • 3 0
 @mustbike: Some brakes from other manufacturers are also compatible with the matchmaker clamp.

Back to my own post, I just checked the picture more closely and indeed both top and bottom pulley are narrow wide. Mike Levy will be furious...
  • 2 0
 "Fewer cogs allow for a faster transition from starting cog to highest cog
More rear wheel clearance around spokes". Haha, marketing at its finest.
  • 1 0
 @Gweggy: The one on the picture is a Short cage. That's why I was wondering.
  • 1 0
 The derailer pullys are narrow wide
  • 1 1
 The plastic shifter costing more then the cassette!!!
  • 2 1
 @MaxAlary: To be honest, I am displeased with 11speeds on my AM bike for a few reasons, one of them being too many gears to go through. I hope EX1 will come in a lighter cassette option. 8 speeds in 11-46 range. A shame that Pinkbike skipped that press release because we can hate E-bikes as much as we want but they just brought something meaningful to the table, for everyone to enjoy.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Totally get that, and agree as well. Just pointing out the sheer obviousness of such basic concept as less gears = less gears to shift through
  • 1 1
 @WAKIdesigns: After you spend 450 Euros on the EX1 cassette it's weight won't matter. Your wallet will weigh bugger all and so will you from all the beans you gotta live on.
  • 1 0
 @airmiller44: I love my XO1DH setup. However, had I known that a lower priced (and 7-speed at that) option would be coming out, I wouldn't have spent a laughable amount of money on it (and f*cking around with three different road cassettes before finding one that the derailleur got along with) at the dead end of last season.
  • 221 3
 Ugh... Great, now poor people will be clogging up my DH trails, too.
  • 33 1
 Don't worry. The ones with the GX drivetrain will actually have more money left than those riding DH X01.
  • 5 0
 Laughed so hard on this one.... Damn poor ppls, eh. Wink
  • 2 0
 Didn't see any rider with X01 DH in the "what people are riding" at Whitsler opening.
  • 2 0
 @Pichy: Yeah well just wait until next season. Before you know it they'll be accepting food stamps for lift tickets.

True story: I occasionally ride with a kid who's bike cost him less than the derailleur in this group... And he's generally faster than me. True, the bike was used, he's 10 years younger and 60 pounds lighter, but sometimes when I look down at the full sprung trail rig between my legs I feel like a sucker.
  • 141 1
 I'll wait for the 8 speed
  • 67 0
 Holding out for the Falcon 9 speed
  • 3 10
flag Patrick9-32 (Jun 2, 2016 at 9:06) (Below Threshold)
 odd double comment
  • 4 2
 Fingers crossed for the 6 speed version...
  • 3 2
 gold
  • 86 1
 Listed under Features And Benefits:
"Fewer cogs allow for a faster transition from starting cog to highest cog." How utterly groundbreaking.
  • 8 4
 They really are scraping the barrel thinking of reasons for people to buy this, I thought we needed 9 speed, no wait 10 speed, actually 11 speed is what we really need!!!!! Now what you need is 7 speed, the cycle could go on for ever lol
  • 10 1
 @bainbridge: You're missing the point here. They still say you need 10 or 11 speeds, now even 12, but that's for enduro/am/trail/xc bikes. The 6/7-speed cassettes have always been the thing dh-guys want at their back of the bike! Wink
  • 3 1
 Is it 7 speed with 10 speed sprocket spacing or with 11 speed spacing? or maybe 9...?
  • 12 0
 Since "standards" are pretty much a joke now, why not make a "DH" hub with a short freehub body and wider spaced hub flanges? 10 speed spacing between cogs. how is that not a thing?
  • 4 1
 @ReformedRoadie: it is a thing but few have products available. The new Hope dh hub sort of has it but doesnt space out the main hub bearings, although the hub is probably good enough regardless.

Sram dh groups are such half-assed jobs by not using the space reduced number of gears for wider flange spacing. Intstead they made a spacer to go with a new colorway of old inventory and called it DH.

Super unimpressed.
  • 3 0
 @ReformedRoadie: e-13 already has it, ask Gwinn, its pretty slick
  • 6 0
 @ReformedRoadie: 157 Super Boost Plus DH with even wider spacing because of less gears!
  • 58 8
 It's not shimano thou
  • 20 40
flag oldmanDan (Jun 2, 2016 at 7:13) (Below Threshold)
 And that's a bad thing?
  • 42 5
 @oldmanDan: Terrible thing.
  • 29 4
 Won't be long Sram innovates then shimano perfects Sram come up with ideas an make em real crappy then shimano waits to see if there's a market then makes stuff that doesn't fall apart after 6months
  • 3 1
 @nojzilla: Nice one!
  • 4 1
 @nojzilla: there's more than a faint ring of truth there!
  • 5 10
flag foggeloggliod (Jun 2, 2016 at 21:46) (Below Threshold)
 @IllestT: shimano is sucking right now in terms of mountain bike components. SRAM is the future
  • 5 2
 @treekilla: the future of brand specific incompatible components maybe
  • 1 0
 @treekilla: you know nothing!!!
  • 36 1
 Does it work with boost plus 157 hubs?
  • 70 0
 *super* boost plus...

c'mon keep up
  • 14 1
 Actually, by the time I've finished writing this comment, it'll be "super boost plus alpha reloaded x2"
  • 20 2
 Finally a budget groupset that doesn't look like a big glob of plastic produced in a sram factory fire.
  • 6 1
 Nah, zee reduced to 7 speed would be my budget dh set up. That would be if I hadnt got an x7 rear mech for £5 on ebay...
  • 11 1
 I'm confused, didn't we have 7 speed many years ago, come to think of it we had plus sized tyres years ago they were caled Nokia Gazaloddi's. Long live small wheels, fat tyres and single speed.
  • 12 2
 The world needs an eagle dh group. This gx shit is not going to cut it. How can we flaunt our overpriced drive trains if we have gx? This is a sad day.
  • 4 2
 A 10-36 10sp Sram Peregrine Dh casette, 3 more gears, infinitely good-er #DecendPeregrine
  • 18 9
 No matter how good is the derailleur and cassette, SRAM has terrible shifter ergonomics. Only good for people who masturbate excessively.
  • 13 0
 even as someone who thinks the ergo are ok this comment is the best!
  • 24 0
 @Grmasterd: Yeah, I was like "Hey, the ergonomics are fine and I don't...wait...do I?"
  • 20 0
 define excessively.
  • 4 0
 Dunno, I can't stand Shimano ergonomics. Take that as you will...
  • 2 0
 That comment is pure gold. I like SRAM's ergonomics though. Switched to XT 11spd this season and it took me ages to get used to the design.
  • 8 0
 I represent that comment.
  • 4 0
 @minotro: have you gone blind? no? then you're good.
  • 3 0
 I wanted to disagree at first, because i like sram triggers. Then i thought about it and realized im single haha
  • 9 1
 Surprised they released a $30 cassette when the only other alternative was $200. They're going to lose a ton of sales, at least for cassettes.
  • 4 0
 Nah.... because people will still want "the good one" ... it's cheap for those who can't afford high end, but not nice enough to draw potential high end buyers.
  • 4 0
 @DARKSTAR63: I guess it depends... I have full Dura Ace on my road bike except the cassette, which I go one step down and it's 1/4 the cost. Downhill bikes are a lot less weight sensitive than XC mtb or road bikes, so taking a slight weight penalty would be even more acceptable.
  • 2 0
 @Alias530: I agree completely. I just think this tends to be SRAM's logic. They make money on the high end goods so they may be willing to deal in lower volume at the higher price. I'm a Shimano guy, I run XT drivetrain on my trail bike because of the reasons you cite. I'll take the weight penalty, the function is flawless and identical to XTR at a fraction of the price.
  • 3 0
 @DARKSTAR63: There is also the benefit of having a 10% smaller chainring with the same top gear giving you more chainring clearance. Is it worth the difference in cost? That's up to the rider to decide, I personally say no but it is not just bling in this case.
  • 1 0
 @Patrick9-32: That's odd to me they went with an 11 tooth small cog on this cassette. Their 11spd GX cassettes start with a 10 tooth.
  • 1 0
 Alias530@ where are you getting XO DH 7 speed cassette for $200?
  • 2 0
 @MX298: CRC - $205
  • 2 0
 @Alias530: Thats because you need an XD Driver on the 11spd GX, where as the DH can fit on a normal driver.
Still, wheres the differece between that and the X01? But i guess it was the same with X0 and X9
  • 1 0
 @Patrick9-32: I agree it's not just bling. I was speaking more to the xt/xtr decision I've made with my cassette, derailleur and shifter on my trail bike. If I was to replace the drivetrain on my dh bike and had to go sram, I'd go xd driver and the higher end cassette. Might as well. But I will say this, on a 27.5 wheel I'm running 34t and shimano ultegra cassette no issue.
  • 1 0
 @SmashedFungi: Yeah I know it's because of the XD driver. Maybe they chose to keep it that way so you had to go with X01 DH to get the 10T cog and be able to size down your chainring and maintain top end.
  • 1 0
 @SmashedFungi: Which 'normal driver' a 9/10 spd or an 11spd splined?
  • 8 0
 FOR THE LOVE OF GOD - where is the Fort William coverage????
  • 9 1
 But dh is dead guys
  • 3 0
 This... Is actually something I want. First new product posted on the home page in months that I may actually buy. My X.9 setup is getting a little beat, a clutched derailleur would be great but I didn't want or need more speeds on my DH rig, and definitely not at the price. This groupset is in the budget and meets my needs happily. Weird.
  • 5 2
 I just came off Saint and on to SRAM X01. Can't even compare the two, the Shimano stuff just feels right every time. The Guide/Code brakes feel wooden where Saint had a perfect balance of power and modulation. The shift of the SRAM feels nice to be fair but the derailleur just feels a bit cheap and poorly thought through. Also I miss being able to blow through the gears with the multiple up shift on the Saint. Anyone want to buy some brakes by the way?
  • 3 0
 Same here, I used to run a Zee mech with an XTR shifter and now a GX set up as it came on my new bike. Shifting is hit or miss, sometimes it's smooth but too often goes with a bang whereas my old set up never missed a beat. Clutch tension is too low for my liking as it's way noisier and I drop my chain almost every ride, which never happened with the Zee mech. Unimpressed to say the least.
  • 1 2
 Same here, I used to run a Zee mech with an XTR shifter and now a GX set up as it came on my new bike. Shifting is hit or miss, sometimes it's smooth but too often goes with a bang whereas my old set up never missed a beat. Clutch tension is too low for my liking as it's way noisier and I drop my chain almost every ride, which never happened with the Zee mech. Unimpressed to say the least.
  • 5 1
 This drive train would also be suitable for park, slalom, slope style or other disciplines in which close range ratios are sufficient I gather.
  • 10 8
 Really important question!!!!!!!! When will or will be see the new Bushing system in the mounting bolt from EAGLE make its way to XO1DH 7 speed?????? I go through a hanger sometimes 2 a day in the bike park from the stupid XO1 issue of the bolt backing itself off .. I know the bushing system in EAGLE was made to prevent this but it's majorly needed in the DH line up...
  • 59 0
 You ever hear of loctite? It's pretty cool shit.
  • 4 1
 @therealtylerdurden: I actually ran into someone a couple weeks ago who way having the same issue. He'd tried loctite and several other similar fixes with no luck. It's apparently a known issue that hasn't been addressed. I could have sworn he said it was a Giant issue and not SRAM one, though.
  • 8 1
 Huh. I guess weld that bitch up! lol
  • 10 2
 @therealtylerdurden: I've used blue locktite didn't work any longer then without it, used red held a tiny bit longer and then came loose. I work in a shop where all we do is literally high end mtn bikes and it's a known issue with the whole sram 11speed range of derailuers. They even mention the issue in the release of the EAGLE 12 speed.
  • 4 1
 @PaddySea: it's a known issue with SRAM 11 speed derailleurs , they address is even in the eagle release . Which is why they put a new bushing system where the mounting bolt is on the eagle derailleur.
  • 2 1
 @qman11: the SRAM derailleurs do back out. I check mine every couple runs. If you grease the contact point, as well as the b plate assembly it takes longer for it to loosen
  • 1 0
 Use J.B. Weld. That is, if you never want it to come off. That should hold it for longer than you own the bike. Just don't break the hanger if you do
  • 1 1
 @derekfloyd: I'd rather risk breaking the $15 hanger by it loosening off . Then JB welding it together and potentially breaking a hanger anyways and rendering my $380 derailleur useless.
  • 10 1
 @qman11: If a bolt requires red loctite to keep in place it's a failed design or has manufacturing defects for thread tolerances. Period. Not surprising though.
  • 5 0
 Waiting for that upgrade too. Hopefully it's a retrofit as I have a few running and spare horizon r ders. What I have done to reduce and just as an insurance for the backing out issue is that I ziptie the der bolt onto the hanger and frame. The bolt itself is hollow and just loop the zip tie through and around. I've also used thick gauge "chicken wire" in a pinch. It's paid off as sometimes I get carried away bagging laps without checking the anchor bolt then hear something knocking and creaking out back. Sure enough, XODH1 r der was very loose but still held tight by the zip tie.
  • 1 0
 www.thefixinc.com/derailleur-hangers.html look for the b-tension plate. Won't break now.
  • 5 0
 @orven: If the bolt is hollow why not tap it and put a small bolt in from the backside to prevent it from backing out.
  • 1 0
 @qman11: Torque wrench.
  • 2 0
 @rideonjon: Might be a clearance issue with the chain/cog near the inboard side of the hanger plate especially with the 10t cog (7spd). Zip ties have worked me. I really hope that new Eagle bushing design has completely addressed this.
  • 2 1
 Oh....that explains how me and @Clealan destroyed two of those in the Whistler Bike Park on those demo bikes. Good thing we bought the insurance.

They cost almost as much as our flights.
  • 3 0
 @rideonjon: ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb13561711/p4pb13561711.jpg

Ha. I found an old pic showing my friend what I did.. Option 1 (zip tie) and option 2 (wire) for demo purposes.
  • 2 0
 @orven: Perfect! Reminds me of a sailboat I used to own that I kept together in similar fashion.
  • 1 0
 @orven: Countersunk screw should solve any clearance issues.
  • 1 0
 @rideonjon: I'm positive it could be done. All depends on the rear der hanger or inboard frame dropout interface. There's dremel too. hahahaha. Cheers!
  • 5 0
 IF it makes me ride like the steezy dudes in the picture then I'm all in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 14 0
 It definitely does. -SRAM Marketing Team
  • 6 1
 Man...what a great time we're living in. Remember when mountain biking was expensive?!?!?
  • 2 0
 Yes, my short-term memory is intact. Thanks for asking!
  • 1 0
 My last 2 gx 10 speed mechs have been made of cheese. So much play in my last one after 5 rides my lbs refused to believe it was new there was so much play. Maybe this will be better but in the meantime I'll be sticking to X9s while I can get them.
  • 1 0
 "correct number of cogs, every shift means more, faster from starting cog to high cog"... Didn't mention improved chain line like they did in their 8 speed e bike group release. All benefits that apply to every other bike if you don't limit yourself to a 1x crank.
  • 1 0
 I appreciate the $30 casette compared to the $300 one, but how about something in the middle? I can only assume this stuff is heavy (given absolutely no mention of weights), but where's the compromise performance/price groupo?
  • 1 0
 great to see these cheap options, sram are listening.. everyone saying things are too expensive.. no younger people being able to make it into the sport with decent gear. Fixed.

that being said, next DH bike i buy will be setup as a single speed... so much cheaper and simple.. current DH bike is running an ol blackbox (yes real blackbox with carbon jockey wheels and all, lucky find) 6 speed setup which is still more gears than i really need.
  • 1 1
 I've had far better luck with x9 type 2.1 than I ever did with zee. The x9 bends easier, but the Zee's literally beat themselves to death hammering the high limit screw into oblivion.

I would be glad to give gx a run, but cant I keep all my cogs, please?
  • 4 0
 So it's a chainless group? Finally!
  • 2 0
 They show it in enduro style configuration..no chainguide and no chaintensioner..will it be possible on a dh rig with clutch derailleur and narrow wide ring ??
  • 4 1
 Guessing this is 11 speed platform? Same as XO?
  • 3 2
 Looks like 11tooth smallest cog. Vs 11speed 10tooth smallest ( highest gear ). So, looks like normal full spline cassette body. Also the the lockring is clearly visible. So again. Standard free hub Not XD 11speed body.

In short. Not 11 speed platform.
  • 3 1
 @tadgercat: Nope, it is 11 speed spacing and pull ratio (11 speed platform) with the top 4 sprockets not there. How the cassette mounts to the hub is not what he asked.
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 @Patrick9-32:
the 11sp NX cassette uses a standard freehub body, doesn't mean it's not 11sp, just means you can't have a 10sp cog (no real loss)
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 @sam264: Did you read what I wrote?
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 @Patrick9-32: looks like a 10 speed freehub mounting? Not XD. . . . ?
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 @Patrick9-32 : sorry i meant to direct that at @tadgercat
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 Ew narrow wide pulleys
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 Sun race 8 speed cassette. 15$
8 speed shifter 30$
Mid line derailluer. Bout 50$ e.g.. Sram x5
All new from my local bike store.
just sayin.
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 I like your style
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 Good luck rattling down the side of the mountain, sounding like you have a box of spanners attached to your bike.
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 You must be real smooth on the bike Wink
I ride double black diamond gnar.
might need on of those clutch derailluers if i rode park.
meh. I ride smooth.
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 why not just by a road cassette? I have been running road cassettes for years. Adjust the hi / low limit screws on derailleur and you're good
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 A lot of people don't like how close the road cassettes are spaced, and are forced to do a double shift when picking up or dumping speed.
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 i like them cheap strong and 3-4 years lasting !!
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 @beeboo Oh my lord this is exactly what I need for my SB8c!!! No more messing with shims on my rear derailleur!
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 Yes you do!!! You could buy this entire set up for dirt cheap. It puts my X01 DH to shame with how much I spent on it
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 Here's an idea. Race Face (because those GX Cranksets suck! Experience talking!), X9, and a PG970 DH cassette.
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 Zee ftw
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 @atrokz: Or that. LOL
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 big yawn...Sram...lol Unless Shimano goes out of business I see no reason to waste my money on a disposable drivetrain
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 want 7 speed, adjust the limit screw on your current 10sp set up and hey presto.
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 Can it be used with a X9 9 speed rear derailleur?
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 At least they ditched the plastic
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 Spacer is in plastic
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 So where's the difference except for the 11t cassette? All i see is a X-Sync drivetrain for a fraction of the cost?
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 ......if you dont like it dont buy it! Probably better than when we used to run 11/23 road cassettes with dura ace derailleurs. Bitch bitch bitch.
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 lol @ comparing top-shelf shimano to budget sram
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 @scottzg: sorry dude my comment was highlighting the fact that we now have several options in a dh specific drive rather than improvising with non specific gear.
..........and some still aren't happy. Ill give you that comment tho about comparing top shimano with budget sram. Just didnt think it would be interpreted like that ☺
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 So Sram finally have a product in the price range of the all powerful Zee. Not bad. I'll still stick with my Zee and my half assed 7 speed Smile
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 After reading about the 7 speed XO1 DH last year, I was really hoping this more affordable version would happen!
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 So did I miss where it says what width chain to use??
7,8,9,10, speed chain??
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 Found on sram site. 11 speed chain.
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 What's the weight difference?
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 Between this and xo1dh
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 The trigger and the rear derailleur weigh about the exact same...the cassette difference from xo1 is 224g vs 136g
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 Will it make me suddenly able to pull sick tables like in that last photo?
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 Shimano just two line up for DH, SRAM??? Big Grin
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 Wait? No handlebar clamp for the shifter?
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 i will give it a shot for sure even if my ghetto zee 7 speed works fine
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 Maybe I can finally sell the XD 27.5 DH wheelset I have.
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 Why medium cage?
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 If you're going to only make one, you make the medium so you can deal with frames that have longer chain growth.
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 so sram can sell em on sub 500$ bikes with 3X chain ring?
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 Holy F*ck! Splined driver compatible?!!! No more of the stupid XD shit!
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 You lost me at SRAM..
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 Still can't make a left bar side gear selector tho, eh
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 Bring on the BOX components review... SRAM old hat..
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 Two hundred comments. And I still like it
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 Interesting that the smallest cog is 100 not 10 tooth?
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 Hopefully Shimano will do a 7 speed Saint M830
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 No short cage?
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 No screaming eagle crap?
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 this is the sparrow series...
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 SRAM hit's it right on the head!
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 Where is the goooooooold maaaaang?
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 Damn SRAM actually doing something the people want?? Whats going on
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 It actually seems really good.
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 GX DH, OMG!
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 nice!
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 It's about time. Thanks.
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 Sweet sweet sweet!!!
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 WHEN THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE?
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 SRAM has Eagle, Shimano has Zeegull
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 more shit from sram
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 Didn't you mean: Less shift from Sram?
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