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    Has anyone used/bought the new sram eagle 1x12. curious as it is in it's first year how durable it is and does it really eliminate the need for a 2x. I'm carrying a few extra pounds and the 2x is nice. I know I know lose the extra tonnage!!

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    I don't think it's being released until June or July.

    It will be just the same as the regular 1x11 for most people, so yes, it does pretty much eliminate the need for a 2x system.

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    be sure to get the 29er specific version because the 650B version will cause your bike to explode.

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    will it be 26er convertible?

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    As durable as 1x12 it may be, 2x will be at least 2x more durable. And likely 2x cheaper. Better weight balance. And tighter gear jumps.

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    ^^^ Only if you use 29er specific chain lube. 27.5 chain lube doesn't have the bio-enhancers that the 29er does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machianera View Post
    As durable as 1x12 it may be, 2x will be at least 2x more durable. And likely 2x cheaper. Better weight balance. And tighter gear jumps.
    A little off base IMO...

    -Concerning gear jumps... of the gears that an 11-36 and 10-42 share, an 11-36 cassette has ONE gear shift that is closer than SRAM's 10-42 cassette, to compensate for starting at 10 instead of 11.

    11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36
    10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36-42

    -Concerning price, it's a flagship product vs something that's been out for a while, of course it will cost more.

    -Concerning durability, the only thing that will last longer are the chainrings because there are 2 of them and the chainline is better, but the cassette will last the same with 11speed, if not longer since there are more gears.
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