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EL Jefe GX Eagle Titanium Mountain Bike

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Current price: $4,949.00 Original price: $5,699.00
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Why We Like The Why Cycles EL Jefe GX Eagle Titanium Mountain Bike

The Why Cycles El Jefe GX Eagle Mountain Bike takes a unique approach to the XC hardtail with a titanium frame that’s also willing to entertain bikepacking excursions. Titanium provides the vibration damping performance of aluminum at a weight point that closely resembles carbon for a no-compromise feel. The El Jefe rolls on 29in wheels for rollover capabilities that come in handy for rock rolls, steps, and rooty trail sections. With a 67.5-degree head tube angle, the El Jefe isn’t far off from modern full suspension trail bikes, supplying us with stability in technical terrain. Four total bottle mounts attach all of the gear we need for XC trail rides or bikepacking adventures. The El Jefe is ready for both XC training and racing thanks to its adjustable chainstay—420mm to 435mm—letting us stretch the bike out for stability or dial it in for maneuverability.


This mid-tier build starts with the strong foundation of SRAM’s GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain that delivers smooth shifting like the more expensive Eagle components, only with a slight weight penalty. The RockShox SID Ultimate fork provides 120mm of travel for a forgiving descending feel, and a cross-country-specific construction that’s efficient for long days in the saddle. Industry Nine Trail S wheels are lightweight and help dampen unwanted vibrations from trail chatter. The Crankbrothers Highline 7 dropper lets us quickly and easily drop our saddle out of the way on descents, giving us more room to contour around the bike.


*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.


Details

  • Adventure-ready hardtail for bikepacking and XC riding
  • Titanium frame is durable, lightweight, and vibration-damping
  • 120mm RockShox SID Ultimate fork soaks up rock rolls
  • 12-speed GX Eagle drivetrain provides reliable, crisp shifting
  • Aluminum Industry Nine Trail S wheels are lightweight and durable
  • Highline 7 dropper post quickly drops your saddle out of the way
  • Four total bottle mounts accommodate hydration and gear
  • 29in wheels make quick work of awkward trail obstacles
  • Item #WYC000D
Frame Material
titanium
Suspension
hardtail
Fork
RockShox SID Ultimate
Front Travel
120mm
Headset
Cane Creek 40 series
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Crankset
SRAM GX Eagle DUB
Chainring Sizes
32t
Crank Arm Length
170mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM BSA threaded 73mm, threaded
Cassette
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette Range
10-52t
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Brakeset
SRAM Level TL
Brake Type
2-piston hydraulic disc
Rotors
[front] SRAM Centerline 180mm, [rear] SRAM Centerline 160mm
Handlebar
Race Face Aeffect R
Handlebar Rise
20mm
Handlebar Width
780mm
Grips
Lizard Skins Charger Evo
Stem
Race Face Aeffect R
Stem Length
40mm
Saddle
WTB Volt CroMo
Seatpost
Crank Brothers Highline 7
Seatpost Travel
[small] 125mm, [medium] 150mm, [large, x-large] 170mm
Wheelset
Industry Nine Trail S
Hubs
Industry Nine 1/1
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tire Clearance
29 x 2.6in
Tires
[front] Maxxis Dissector, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO, [rear] Maxxis Rekon, 3C, MaxxTerra, EXO
Tire Size
[front, rear] 29 x 2.4in
Pedals
not included
Extras
4 bottle mounts
Activity
trail, bikepacking, cross-country
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame] lifetime