- GX Eagle cassette options?
I have an gx eagle groupset and I was thinking that I will need to replace the cassette at some point but the price is about £140-150 for the cassette. Sod that I thought and started looking for alternatives. Can’t go down the range to NX because that doesn’t fit the sram xd driver. So what options are there out there for a 12 speed cassette that fits an XD driver? And are a saving on the GX cassette?Posted 8 months agosimondbarnesSubscriber
I don’t know of any available although looks like sunrace may have something at some point…
(not on the sunrace website so guessing not available yet?)Posted 8 months ago
@whitestone I’m checking with a park tool chain checker and changing at 0.5% rather than 0.75%. possibly could get more out of each chain if I were to take it to 0.75% but I’d rather change the £20 chain more regularly and keep the cassette and the rest of the system working well.
Not sure if I’d get more mileage out of a pricier chain, like X01 or XX1?Posted 8 months agomboyMember
What Hob Nob said…
I’ve been very impressed with the life span of both 11spd and 12spd SRAM xD Drive cassettes that I have run over the last few years, they outlast their Shimano equivalents by a huge margin as well as being considerably lighter!
They’re not cheap to buy for sure, but when you consider how long they last (my last 11spd X01 survived 5 chains, all changed at 0.75% wear, over 3000 off road miles in total) the amortised cost over their lifespan isn’t so ridiculous.
Oh and no point running more expensive chains, they don’t last any longer, they’re just a tiny bit lighter… GX Eagle chain is, as SRAM chains go, one of the best for cost/wear ratio anyway.Posted 8 months ago
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