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SRAM XX1 Eagle 12-Speed Chain

$80.00 - $85.00

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    • Gold, 126 links
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    9 Reviews


    Faster, quieter, stronger.

    In the hubbub surrounding the release of SRAM's new one-by 12-speed Eagle drivetrains, the cassette and XX1 Eagle 12-Speed Chain have undoubtedly stolen the show with their golden bling and groundbreaking technology. SRAM met the challenge of creating a chain that could handle off-road abuse with smooth-shifting accuracy by investing in all-new tooling and redefining how chains are made.

    The advent of 11-speed was met with many a pearl-clutching concern about the strength and reliability of such a narrow chain, and slimming it down another 0.35mm meant that SRAM had its work cut out to create a chain that would stand up to the miles. The Eagle chain starts out with even flatter sheets than standard chains and goes through an unprecedented 37 steps to develop each plate. The end result is precisely shaped pin holes that let the pin sit flush with the plate for increased security and durability.

    SRAM incorporates its Smooth Link technology, which removes the inner face chamfers that were used to help facilitate front chainring shifts. This leaves a smooth plate face that moves across the cogs quietly and reduces chainring wear in its ability to avoid trapping mud against the moving surfaces. It also adds a Hard Chrome treatment to the rollers and inner plates to further resist wear and promote durability.

    And last, but not least, that glittering gold bling isn't there solely for looks. The glitzy aesthetics come courtesy of a Ti Nitride finish that increases durability and reduces friction compared to non-coated chains. Ti Nitride does for this chain what anti-friction coatings have done for suspension forks—makes everything run smoother, quieter, and more reliably over time, so you can focus on the ride without worrying about your drivetrain. If glitz isn't your thing, the XX1 Eagle 12-Speed Chain is also available in a more stealthy black colorway that still includes all the Ti-Nitride benefits.

    • A 12-speed chain that redefines 1x drivetrain functionality
    • Smooth Link technology quiets the ride and reduces chainring wear
    • Ti-Nitride coating reduces friction
    • Precision engineered for exceptional longevity
    • Works exclusively with SRAM Eagle drivetrain components
    • Item #SRM009Z

    Tech Specs

    [outer plate] Nickel + PVD, [inner plate] Chrome plated + PVD
    Eagle PowerLock PVD
    Compatible Components
    SRAM Eagle 10-50t cassettes
    Recommended Use
    mountain bike
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    Awesome Chain Also Works as Neck Wear

      I had to go gold for my new eagle setup. The chain is a work of art. The engagement with the chainring is phenomenal. The noise-reducing coating, durability, and let's be honest, color options of this chain make it worth the price. Plus when you replace it, you've got yourself a new gold chain for your neck.

      Go Too!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Don't bother with an xo1 chain. The xx1 chain is the way to go. The extra dollars are worth it. It will last longer and pay for itself. The ti-nitride coating will keep your drivetrain silent and keep you going for many more miles of any other xo1 chain. Not to mention the gold chain is sweet!

      The best of the best

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Note that you need the XX1 Eagle chain for the new Eagle cassette system. The spacing between cogs has narrowed to fit the 12th cog in the frame and you now need a narrower chain to fit the system as a result.

      Smooth as Silk

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The new XX1 Eagle chain offers perfect, quick shifts, that are quiet and precise. The Ti-Nitride coating is one of the key aspects of the new chain, but also the increased machining on the interior of the link plates increase performance. Go with the XX1 chain as an upgrade if running the X0 Eagle group for more bang for the buck.

      Awesome Chain, Break In Period Needed

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Chain runs super smooth and seems strong. 12 speed mandated an even narrower chain but I've had no issues yet. XX1 Eagle is the by far the best groupset available right now if you like a defined shift feel.