SRAM GX Eagle AXS Drivetrain Upgrade Kit [Rider Review]

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Electric, wireless shifting. Sounds super fancy, right? But, the price of the SRAM GX AXS doesn't come with the "Fancy price." Our friend, Jason has been running the GX AXS for a while. See what they think! 

SRAM GX Eagle AXS Drivetrain Upgrade Kit


This is actually my second GX AXS kit, I fell in love with the first kit so I upgraded both of my bikes!  I was initially intrigued about this product when I watched Worldwide Cyclery’s YouTube review at the launch.  Side note, you should definitely check out and subscribe to Worldwide Cyclery’s YouTube channel if you haven’t already done so.  They produce some outstanding, insightful content on new and upcoming products.  Back to this product review… the AXS wireless technology is awesome and SRAM was able to bring it to the GX line at a more affordable price tag!  This kit comes with everything you need for installation including the GX AXS rear derailleur, GX controller, battery, battery charger and charging cable, and chain gap tool.  The GX AXS derailleur shifts buttery smooth, it looks really clean on the bike as it integrates seamlessly with my SRAM brakes and was insanely easy to set up.  If I can do it anyone can as I am certainly no mechanic.  There are no wires to mess with and the controller and derailleur were super easy to pair via Bluetooth to allow for micro alignment adjustments.  One concern I had was the charging aspect but I have never had an issue with running out of battery juice and charging is super quick and easy.  I typically charge in my car on the way to the trail.  You can monitor your battery life and other details on your cell phone through the SRAM AXS app.  Very cool!  I was also concerned about the derailleurs durability but after slamming it into rocks and running it through some wet mud puddles a number of times with absolutely no issues, my concerns quickly vanished!  This is a great product and is well worth the price… I highly recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade their drivetrain!

SRAM GX Eagle AXS Drivetrain Upgrade Kit

I have been riding with my first GX AXS kit on my Specialized Stumpjumper for about six months now.  I was super excited to throw this new GX AXS kit on my Santa Cruz Hightower.  It has been about a month now with this kit on my Hightower and just like with the Stumpjumper, the shifting experience has been game changing!  You can shift under a higher load which is extremely helpful while climbing and I have yet to experience any gear slippage.  I am sold on the electronic technology and can not imagine going back to a mechanical set up.

Final Thoughts

The experience I had purchasing this kit through Worldwide Cyclery was bar-none.  They were available via phone to answer any and all tech questions I had about the product and the purchasing process and delivery was just as smooth as this AXS kit!  I noticed this item went on sale about 30 days after I purchased it so I called Worldwide Cyclery to see if there was anything they could do.  To my surprise they gave me an e-gift card of more value than the difference in the price I paid vs the sale… talk about integrity!  Worldwide Cyclery earned a customer for life!  Couldn’t be more happy with this experience or the amazing GX AXS product!  Thank you SRAM and Worldwide Cyclery!

SRAM GX Eagle AXS Drivetrain Upgrade Kit

February 15, 2023

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