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    SX drivetrain must be hurting SRAM's reputation?

    My Giant Stance came with SRAM SX drivetrain. I've had nothing but problems with, LBS couldn't get it running properly after half a dozen attempts. All turned to poo after the derailleur jammed up and it nearly launched me. Have since upgraded to SRAM GX and it's soooo much better.

    What I'm getting at here and wondering if others feel the same way, did SRAM make the SX gear too cheap/weak? I understand they were obviously aiming for a price point but there's obviously a fine line between too cheap and functioning satisfactorily.

    I've spoken with Giant NZ and they've admitted (not in writing but over the phone) that SX isn't performing as expected. It's borderline dangerous

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    I think it's one of those things bike companies do to hit a price point. Bike prices keep climbing. The SX is missing some of the NX and up features. Its SRAM's bottom rung 1x12 group.

    Testers over at Pinkbike seem to think it shifts fine.

    I'm seeing 4k+ NX level bikes...and 5k+ GX spec bikes.

    Ooof...Cannondale's new Scalpel has an SX model for 4k...yikes.

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