Sram Eagle drivetrain has officially taken over! More and more riders have converted to a 1X system and the Eagle system seems to be paving the way for shifting performance. In this review, our customer Travis talks about his new Sram XO1 Eagle drivetrain on his Trek Farley EX fat bike. Check it out!
Oh my god, this is the quietest shifting cassette I have ever experienced. I'm a big fan for sure.
I wanted to upgrade my full suspension Fat Bike to squeeze out a little more climbing capability from this beast. The bike is a Trek Farley EX 9.8 carbon fat bike and I absolutely love it. I use and abuse it year round in New England. From dry sunny weather to packed snow trails, it gets the job done. It's set up 1X with SRAM XX1 1x11 and after two years of smashing the derailleur on Vermont ledges, it was time to replace. The 1x11 was awesome but the thought of 1x12 had to be better..... right?
Well, it is. The 50 tooth dinner plate is such a low range that you will be doing backflips down the mountain if your weight is forward on the bike when to power up the steepest climbs. It's so cool that this SRAM X01 cassette is milled from one chunk of metal instead of pinned together rings. The performance is definitely an upgrade. Quiet and smooth. SRAM eagle delivers quick, quiet, and smooth shifting even under power.
Setup and installation was quick and easy. Just watch the SRAM YouTube channel and follow along. It's not rocket science.
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