Whether you're one to wake up at the crack of dawn on the weekends to tune into the Cross Country race scene, or you just browse through the occasional mountain bike news source of your liking, chances are you've spotted SRAM's new AXS wireless mountain bike drivetrain in the media, and while we were excited when we first saw it pop up on Schurter's bike in South Africa in the early months of 2018, SRAM did an impeccable job keeping the tech on the hush-hush. Fortunately for us, the wait is over and we get to dive deep into the new SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS DUB Groupset, bringing the wireless, electronic world into our trail-tackling realm, shedding cables, and grams left and right, so you can dial in your drivetrain for the cleanest cockpit ever, and a fully programmable new feel when you're on the bike. Since SRAM had its electronic expertise dialed with Etap, the first thing we wanted to know was just how much it had in common with its predecessor. Just like on Etap, you'll have a fully wire-free setup, with no need to search for a spot to store your battery -- simply bolt on your shifters, rear derailleur, and pair things together. That's largely where the similarities end. Naturally, the shifters are all new, and because the demands on mountain bikes can be a bit more strenuous, harsh, and jarring, SRAM took a bit of what its designers already have learned about electronic shifting, and made some serious updates to handle the rough and rowdy conditions on the dirt. This includes a two-clutch system (we'll get into this later), and a whole lot more torque. Etap spins at 50,000 RPM, but to get things dialed for the trail SRAM builds the AXS rear derailleur with enough torque to spin 80,000 RPM for booking it down steep and quick descents. Compared to mechanical Eagle groupsets, the Eagle AXS derailleur has been contoured around the frame design a bit more. This translates to increased chain wrap, which improves both load distribution and durability, reducing wear an...
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