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SRAM XX1 Eagle 12-Speed Chain

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    • Gold, 126 links
      $85.00
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    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 for smooth and quiet operation
    • Precision engineered for exceptional longevity
    • Works exclusively with SRAM Eagle drivetrain components
    • Item #SRM009Z

    Tech Specs

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

    Tech Specs

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    Lightweight has it's cost

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Admittedly I picked up this chain because it was black and I thought it looked better on my black X01 set up. It shifted like a dream, the Ti-nitride coating really does make a difference.
    One of my first rides with this was a local, evening race. Towards the end of the race my chain got kicked into my spokes and it bent several links on the chain.
    I've never had the happen before and I'm pretty hard on my bike. The narrow 12- speed chain, combined with light weight construction does not equal durability.

    SRAM

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    What more do I need to say about anything that SRAM puts out? The best in the biz in terms of pricing and quality. The bang for your buck is surreal considering how long their components last and how much they can take when comparing them to other brands. You're going to Hollywood, SRAM.

    Eagle Love

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Upgraded my drivetrain to Eagle this summer and wanted a little weight savings and bling to the bike. Went with the gold XX1 Chain and love it so far. Wondering how the durability will be based upon other reviews, but only time will tell.

    Shiny

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a great chain performance wise certainly. It also happens to be absurdly cool looking. So if you need a chain for your eagle 12 speed bike, go ahead and treat yoself to this sweet piece. The coating does appear to actually have a bit of performance advantage over the less expensive options as well which, if I'm being honest, was just an added bonus.

    Extra Long Life

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Aside from the riders who habitually break chains, most riders will actually find the Eagle XX1 chain to actually last longer, likely due to the Ti-Nitride coating which is proven anti-friction technology that has been in use on factory Motocross suspension for quite some time now. Not a gimmick, these chains do in fact last longer. If you are always breaking chains, this chain will probably not solve your problems, but if you wear chains out, I feel like the XX1 Eagle chain is, in fact, worth the extra money.

    Vital MTB recently had a forum discussion about the longevity of the eagle chains

    https://www.vitalmtb.com/forums/The-Hub,2/SRAM-Eagle-chain-longevity-is-impressive,9934

    Awesomeness has a downside

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I put about 1500 miles a year on my mountain bike. I do some endurance racing and local sprint races. I upgraded my drivetrain to Eagle XX1 in February and I'd never go back to anything else. So about the chain.
    Pros: Super smooth shifting, quiet, stays a lot cleaner than other chains I've used and is easier to clean, the TiNi coating really lives up to the hype, last of all it looks great.
    Cons: I only get about 500-600 miles out of a chain before it stretches enough to cause a noticeable decrease in shift performance. I'm light and not a "pedal masher." I'd imagine that a bigger power rider would really struggle with longevity.

    Awesomeness has a downside

    Flimsy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The weight savings are great and all, but where you lose out is the durability. I've broken a few of these chains now, and have bumped down to the Xo1 chain and haven't had any problems.

    SRAM XX1 Eagle 12-Speed Chain

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I just started mountain biking so can't honestly assess whether this chain is better than others out there, but I can attest to the fact that it looks amazing in gold. I paired it with the SRAM XG-1299 Eagle 12-speed casette in gold and the combo looks great.

    Eagle Chain is a Quiet Chain

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    When compared to previous SRAM 1x11 chains, this Eagle 1x12 is remarkably quiet and smooth. Also, the lubricant that came on this chain lasted for over a month of riding before I had to add more chain lube. The powerlock connector makes this chain incredibly easy to install. The only difficulty I had was determining the correct chain length, but once you figure it out you're set.

    Golden Eagle!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Honestly, the only reason I got the XX1 is for the gold. If you are looking for a little flair on your ride, this is a great place to put it! Performance with the full eagle drivetrain is amazing.

    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.