XX1 Eagle™ Grip Shift
Three decades ago, SRAM was founded on a product called Grip Shift and an idea that shifting a bike should be easier, better and more intuitive. It’s more advanced than the original, but the all-new XX1 Eagle™ Grip Shift follows in the same tradition of making shifting easier, better and more intuitive. The new XX1 Eagle™ Grip Shift system includes new, robust internals that make it more durable and its’ shifting performance more precise. But just like the original, it is total control in the palm of your hand.
- New Grip Shift mechanism takes SRAM’s original invention to an increased level of precision and durability.
- Better feel and added toughness
- Lightweight carbon cover
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Some variations of this product featured on this page are not available for purchase and are installed on bicycles as original equipment only. See your dealer for details.
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Specifications for XX1 Eagle™ Grip Shift
|Compatibility||Eagle™ 12-speed rear derailleurs|
|Recommended Group||XX1 Eagle™|
|Technology Highlight(s)||JAWS™, ROLLING THUNDER™, SPEED METAL™, X-ACTUATION™|
|Colors||Black and Gold|
|Retail Availability||May 2016|
Once the Grip Shift shifter and grip interlock securely, forged aluminum clamps on either end reinforce the assembly by locking tightly to handlebar.
- ROLLING THUNDER™
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.
- SPEED METAL™
Full metal indexing keeps shifting crisp and precise with Grip Shift.
Developed specifically for SRAM 1x™, X-ACTUATION™ keeps shifting sharp and consistent across the entire cassette.
Documents Available for XX1 Eagle™ Grip Shift
“We loved the fact that we could pedal(ride) faster on the downhills: with the 34-10 it’s easy to reach 40 km/h pedaling, and this can be an advantage when racing. Combined to the fact that the 50T cog allows to climb every steep trail in sight, the Eagle reaches the purpose of widening the reach of the single chainring drivetrains, even for those who felt the 1×11 was too short, both for racing and for recreational purpose.”
With a highly positive and thorough feature on both XX1 Eagle™ and X01 Eagle™ they concluded - "With gear range out of the picture, there are now very few arguments left for not switching to a simpler, quieter, and easier-to-use 1X drivetrain...
"The most immediate sensation was just how smooth the drivetrain felt. Sure, a brand new drivetrain will always feel better than one that's had the snot beat out of it for months, but this was something different. The interaction between the chain and chainring feels absolutely seamless, almost as if it were somehow one unit rather than two separate components."
"SRAM has trumpeted a host of non-gearing related improvements between its 1×11 and 1×12 drivetrains, it’s the gearing that will always draw the most attention...you now have a full 500% range, which on the bike feels a lot like what you get from a traditional 2x system, just with one less derailleur and shift lever."
"But when you add a 50-tooth cog to the equation, the front derailleur becomes obsolete, which forever minimizes cockpit clutter."