SRAM’s New GX Drivetrain: 1- or 2-by on a Budget!

SRAM redefined mountain bike drivetrains when they released the XX1 11speed group.  The release X01 and X1 were awesome extensions of the technology that was introduced with the XX1.  With the new GX drivetrain option, all of the benefits of using 1×11 components will be available but a much more economical price range.  GX will offer smooth shifting, guideless chainrings, and sleek looks at a lower price point.

Here’s what SRAM has to say about it all:

For every bike, there’s a rider. A rider who builds it. A rider who knows it. A rider who’s always ready to take the bike somewhere new. Introducing GX, the drivetrain for people who love to ride without restraint. From beginner to expert, GX delivers personalized gear choices that take you as far and wide as you want to go. Engineered in Germany with 1x and 2x options, SRAM GX brings the power of riding to everyone, everywhere.

Available : July 2015

GX 1x CRANKSET

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The SRAM GX crankset delivers consistent performance every time out. Featuring SRAM’s
X-SYNC tooth profile, the GX crankset is engineered for complete chain control. Each
tooth’s thickness is CNC machined to work seamlessly with the chain’s inner and outer
links. And with five available chainrings (30-32-34-36-38), you can personalize your
gear range to match the way you ride.

FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • Open Core Technology AL (GX-1400 Crankset)
  • 6000 series AL (GX-1000 Crankset)
  • CNC machined 7075, two-tone anodized X-SYNC chainring (30-32-34-36-38)
  • Bottom bracket configurations: PressFit 30, BB30, GXP, and PressFit GXP
  • Chainring guard option
  • Crank lengths: 175, 170
  • Colors: Black, Red
  • 24 and 30mm options
  • Boost 148 compatible
  • Technologies: X-SYNC
  • Weight: 680g (GX-1400, GXP, 175mm, 32t); 720g (GX-1000, GXP, 175mm, 32t)

 GX 1×11 X-HORIZON REAR DERAILLEUR

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The SRAM GX X-HORIZON rear derailleur is engineered for smooth, reliable shifting action—from the larger upper pulley offset to the 12-tooth X-SYNC pulley wheels. By eliminating unwanted chain movement, X-HORIZON shifts faster, puts an end to ghost shifting and reduces shift force and chain slap. And with CAGE LOCK technology, wheel removal and installation are easier than ever.

FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • X-HORIZON design reduces shift force, ghost shifting and chain slap
  • 12-tooth X-SYNC pulley wheels
  • Large upper pulley offset automatically adjusts chain gap
  • Sealed cartridge bearings
  • Aluminum cage
  • Colors: Black, Red
  • Technologies: X-HORIZON, X-ACTUATION, X-SYNC, ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH, CAGE LOCK
  • Weight: 265g

GX 11-SPEED TRIGGER SHIFTER

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Get sharp, dependable shifting with the SRAM GX X-ACTUATION trigger shifter. Built for precise and swift shifting across our wide range 11-speed cassette, the GX trigger shifter brings championship technology to everyone.

FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • SRAM 1x X-ACTUATION for precise and dependable 11-speed performance
  • Multi-position mounting
  • MatchMaker compatible
  • Aluminum pull lever
  • Discrete clamp
  • Colors: Black, Red
  • Technologies: X-ACTUATION, MatchMaker Integrated
  • Weight: 122g

GX 11-SPEED GRIP SHIFT

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Designed for the most discerning, performance obsessed riders, new GX 11-speed Grip Shift features lightweight construction and delivers outstanding speed and precision.

FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • SRAM 1x X-ACTUATION for precise and dependable 11-speed performance
  • Full metal, 11-speed indexing keeps shifting crisp and precise with Grip Shift
  • Three rows of ball bearings provide zero friction or play—reducing the force needed to shift and promoting long-term performance under all weather conditions with Grip Shift
  • Once the Grip Shift shifter and grip interlock securely, forged aluminum clamps on either end reinforce the assembly by locking tightly to handlebar
  • Colors: Black, Red
  • Technologies: X-ACTUATION, SPEED METAL, ROLLING THUNDER, JAWS
  • Weight: 144g

XG-1150 FULL PIN CASSETTE

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FULL PIN technology uses eleven lightweight, stamped steel cogs held together with 123 high-strength stainless steel pins. The result: a cassette that’s extremely light, durable and equipped with SRAM’s super wide 10-42 gear range that’s a perfect fit for any ride. The open design similar to our X-DOME cassette aids in mud clearance, giving you cleaner shifting performance and longer component life.

FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • 10-42T range
  • XD driver body compatible
  • Technologies: FULL PIN, XD driver body, JET
  • Weight: 394g

 PC-X1 CHAIN

The recommended chain for GX, PC-X1, comes from a long line of dependable, lightweight chains that are built for toughness. Designed with SRAM’s trusted XX1 geometry, the PC-X1 features solid pin construction, 11-speed PowerLock and smooth, efficient shifting that you can count on every time out.

 FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • SRAM 1x specific chain designed with our XX1 geometry
  • Solid pin construction
  • 11-speed POWERLOCK
  • Color: Black/Silver
  • Technologies: X-SYNC, POWERLOCK
  • Weight: 258g (114 links)

SRAM GX 2×11

Available: August 2015

RIDE YOUR WAY

FAR AND WIDE

Take every ride further with a drivetrain focused on efficiency, durability, and the possibility to go wherever your bike can take you. Introducing GX 2x, simpler than a 3x drivetrain and the widest 2x gear range on the market. Engineered in Germany, GX 2x stands up to every challenge in front of you — from broken pavement to alpine hazards. GX 2x lets you ride as far and wide as your legs will take you.

GX 2×11 CRANKSET

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The SRAM GX 2x crankset delivers consistent performance every time out. Featuring SRAM’s X-GLIDE chainrings, the GX crankset is engineered for 2x shifting performance. When paired with our wide range 10-42 cassette and GX 2x rear derailleur, GX 2×11 provides the widest range of gears ever offered on a 2x drivetrain.

 FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • Open Core Technology AL (GX 1400 Crankset)
  • 6000 series AL (GX 1000 Crankset)
  • X-GLIDE 2×11 shifting technology
  • Chainring option: 36-24
  • Bottom bracket configurations: PressFit 30, BB30, GXP, and PressFit GXP
  • Chainring guard option
  • Crank lengths: 175, 170
  • Colors: Black, Red
  • 24 and 30mm options
  • Boost 148 compatible
  • Technologies: X-GLIDE
  • Weight: 727g (GX-1400, GXP, 175mm); 774g (GX-1000, GXP, 175mm)

GX 11-SPEED FRONT DERAILLEUR

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The low-profile GX 11-speed front derailleur was designed specifically for SRAM 2×11 X-GLIDE shifting. When paired with our wide range 10-42 cassette and GX 2x rear derailleur, GX 2×11 provides the widest range of gears ever offered on a 2x drivetrain. Offered in a wide variety of clamp-mount and direct-mount options.

 FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • Wide range 2×11 systems with X-GLIDE front shifting technology
  • High Clamp, Low Clamp, High Direct Mount, Mid Direct Mount, Low Direct Mount
  • Dedicated top and bottom pull
  • Technologies: X-ACTUATION, X-GLIDE
  • Weight: 123-153g

GX 2×11 REAR DERAILLEUR

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Leveraging the legendary history of SRAM shifting, the GX 2×11 rear derailleur provides incredible shifting speed and precision. X-ACTUATION technology eliminates slop and shifting variation. ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH technology delivers maximum drivetrain stability—even through the most punishing terrain. And with CAGE LOCK technology, wheel removal and installation are easier than ever.

 FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • X-ACTUATION for precise and dependable 11-speed performance
  • Focused chassis design for all conditions and usage
  • 10-42 wide range cassette compatible
  • Colors: Black, Red
  • Technologies: X- ACTUATION, ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH, CAGE LOCK
  • Weight: 289g (long cage), 286g (medium cage)

 GX 2×11 TRIGGER SHIFTERS

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Get sharp, dependable shifting with the SRAM GX X-ACTUATION trigger shifters. Built for precise and swift shifting across our wide range 11-speed cassette, the GX trigger shifters bring championship technology to everyone.

 FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • Dedicated 2-speed and 11-speed trigger shifters
  • X-ACTUATION for precise and dependable 11-speed performance
  • Multi-position mounting
  • Aluminum pull lever
  • MatchMaker compatible
  • Colors: Black, Red
  • Technologies: X-ACTUATION, MatchMaker Integrated
  • Weight: 242g (per pair)

 GX 2×11 GRIP SHIFT

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Designed for the most discerning, performance obsessed riders, new GX 2×11 Grip Shift features lightweight construction and delivers outstanding speed and precision.

 FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • X-ACTUATION for precise and dependable 11-speed performance
  • Full metal, 11-speed indexing keeps shifting crisp and precise with Grip Shift
  • Three rows of ball bearings provide zero friction or play—reducing the force needed to shift and promoting long-term performance under all weather conditions with Grip Shift
  • Once the Grip Shift shifter and grip interlock securely, forged aluminum clamps on either end reinforce the assembly by locking tightly to handlebar
  • Colors: Black, Red
  • Technologies: X-ACTUATION, SPEED METAL, ROLLING THUNDER, JAWS
  • Weight: 286g (per pair)

 SRAM GX 2×10

Available: June 2015

 

GX 2×10 CRANKSET

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The SRAM GX 2x crankset delivers consistent performance every time out. Featuring SRAM’s
X-GLIDE chainrings, the GX crankset is engineered for 2x shifting performance. Flawless shifting means you’ll never again compromise your speed and power in unpredictable off-road terrain. No more missed shifts, ever. X-GLIDE puts you in the right gear, right now.

 FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • 6000 series AL (GX 1000 Crankset)
  • X-GLIDE 2×10 shifting technology
  • Bottom bracket configurations: PressFit 30, BB30, GXP, and PressFit GXP
  • Chainring options: 38-24, 36-22
  • Chainring guard option
  • Crank lengths: 175, 170
  • Color: Black
  • 24 and 30mm options
  • Boost 148 compatible
  • Technologies: X-GLIDE
  • Weight: 799g (GXP, 175mm, 36/22)

GX 10-SPEED FRONT DERAILLEUR

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The low-profile GX 10-speed front derailleur was designed specifically for SRAM X-GLIDE shifting. Flawless shifting means you’ll never again compromise your speed and power in unpredictable off-road terrain. No more missed shifts, ever. X-GLIDE puts you in the right gear, right now.

 FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • 2×10 systems with X-GLIDE front shifting technology
  • High Clamp, Low Clamp, High Direct Mount, Low Direct Mount, Mid Direct Mount
  • Dedicated top and bottom pull
  • Technologies: X-GLIDE, EXACT ACTUATION
  • Weight: 134-161g

 GX 2×10 REAR DERAILLEUR

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Leveraging the legendary history of SRAM shifting, the GX 2×10 rear derailleur provides incredible shifting speed and precision. EXACT ACTUATION technology eliminates slop and shifting variation. ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH technology delivers maximum drivetrain stability—even through the most punishing terrain. And with CAGE LOCK technology, wheel removal and installation are easier than ever.

 FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • EXACT ACTUATION for precise and dependable 10-speed performance
  • Cage lengths: Short, Medium and Long
  • Color: Black
  • Technologies: EXACT ACTUATION, DIRECT ROUTE, ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH, CAGE LOCK
  • Weight: 302g (long cage with ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH)

 GX 2×10 TRIGGER SHIFTERS

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The GX 2×10 trigger shifters feature an aluminum lever, resulting in minimal weight with maximum durability. Pair the GX 2×10 trigger shifters with the MatchMaker clamp to streamline your handlebar setup. The GX trigger shifters maintain the legacy of X0 shifting with features and technologies optimized for 2×10 and EXACT ACTUATION.

 FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • Dedicated 2-speed and 10-speed trigger shifters
  • SRAM’s 2×10 EXACT ACTUATION for precise and dependable 10-speed performance
  • Multi-position mounting
  • MatchMaker compatible
  • Aluminum pull lever
  • Color: Black
  • Technologies: EXACT ACTUATION, MatchMaker Compatible
  • Weight: 246g (per pair)

 Kit Pricing

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