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    Eagle and longevity

    Anyone switch to eagle and noticed longer chain and chainring life?

    i go thru a xt chain every 450-500 km and 2 30t chainrings a summer.

    i run gx 10-42 cassettes and they seem durable.

    Was thinking being im going to need a new cassette, chain, ring soon... i should jump to eagle gx with a 36t ring. Might get some more longevity out of the drive from the larger cogs.

    i get 1500km out of a chain on my gravel bike running 42 10-42 on it. Not putting the torque down the same as trail riding but the larger drive ring has to help.

    im a clyde so looking for clyde input.. otherwise i would have put this in drivetrain.
    Fatbike, XC bike, Gravel Bike....

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    I'm currently 280lbs with about 500 miles on my GX eagle setup. Slight wear but its only from operator error and bad shifts under power. If I don't grind them and keep everything lubricated, I think 2k miles wouldn't be a problem

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    I had one Eagle GX chain pull apart under load at about 300-400 miles, then my last chain I swapped out after about 500 miles, and it still looked pretty good. Under 1/32" stretch. I buy chains in bulk when ebay has coupons, at an average of about 25 bucks a chain. I'm using an absolute black chainring, so I cant comment on the sram rings, but the cassettes will probably last me forever.

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