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- Item #SRM00AU
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
So far it has worked great! I already have a pretty big scratch in it though. It hangs super low and would be quite easy to tear off if not careful. I am super happy with it though. The 1x12 is the way to go!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
12 speed is the future. say good bye to your front mechs, they are a thing of the past. This part is fantastic quality, and shifts flawlessly!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
1x is the way to go for mountain biking. I cannot tell you when the last time I dropped a chain was (I do not run a guide either) When I was running 1x11 I always ran a 28t chainring. I am not a stellar climber and needed something I could slog up the mountain for 2 hours of straight climbing, and I am not a world cup enduro racer, nor do I care if I spin out of gearing on some fire road descent. There were only a handful of trails, or sections of trails where I could have used a taller gearing so that I would not spin out. Enter the Eagle! I run my eagle drivetrain with a 32t chainring, which gives me slightly easier gearing than my previous 28x42 setup, but I have yet to find a section of single track where I could run out of gears. I could not see running a 30t chainring with Eagle unless you are longing for the gear range offered by the old school 3x drivetrains. I love the responsive and consistent shifting that Eagle brings to the table as well. Well done SRAM, looks like you are always at least a step ahead.