The workhorse of the Eagle ecosystem is now available with AXS! New for 2021, The GX AXS upgrade kit is a more affordable entry point into the simplicity of a wireless drivetrain setup. The upgrade kit allows you to experience AXS without the need to buy an entire groupset as it's compatible with the complete range of SRAM Eagle cassettes and crank arms.
GX Eagle AXS brings with it the features you expect from the Eagle ecosystem like 520% range, mix and match compatibility and the ability to customise your cockpit with SRAM's AXS app.
What is AXS?
AXS (pronounced as "access") is SRAM’s new bike component integration system that connects electronic bike components and software into a zippy zappy package that eliminates the need to fiddle with cables and housing. AXS enables you to ditch the clutter of traditional cables and experience crisp, precise shifting with a satisfyingly light feel at the controls (with cool robot noises). The SRAM AXS mobile app allows you to see the battery status, change component behaviour, personalise the controls, receive maintenance reminders, and update the firmware.
What are the main benefits of GX Eagle AXS?
What's in the kit?
GX Eagle AXS Derailleur
The GX Eagle AXS derailleur provides you with everything you would expect from SRAM's AXS connect components. It will smoothly shift on command, even when under load, and it's smart enough to protect itself if it cops a hit thanks to the super handy Overload Clutch. The derailleur is compatible with SRAM's new expanded range 10-52t cassette as well as their 10-50t cassettes to cater to different requirements for weight, terrain and riding style.
The function of the GX AXS derailleur is identical to what you'll find on its more expensive X01 and XX1 siblings but it has a slight weight penalty (~64-grams heavier than X01) due to its use of a steel cage.
GX Eagle AXS Controller
The GX Eagle AXS Controller GX Eagle AXS changes your level of control on the bike when you’re under pressure and pushing hard. With no cable, housing or wires to worry about, SRAM was able to explore new design and engineering possibilities to create ergonomic touchpoints that make shifting effortless. The function of the paddles is customisable to your preference so you can choose which button does what through the AXS App.
The SRAM battery is the power source for eTap or AXS components. The same power unit is interchangeable between front and rear eTap AXS derailleurs, Eagle AXS derailleurs, and the RockShox Reverb AXS seatpost.
SRAM Battery Charger
SRAM batteries are literally a snap to remove and charge. Just flip the tool-free battery latch up and slide the battery up and out of the derailleur. Then snap the battery into the USB powered charger and connect the charger to any USB power source or A/C USB adaptor. A full charge takes up to 60 minutes to complete.
AXS Battery Cover
The AXS battery cover is a light-weight cowling designed to protect the battery while installed on the derailleur. The AXS Battery Cover fits all AXS mountain bike derailleurs.
Eagle V2 B-Gap Tool
The V2 B-Gap Adjustment Tool is compatible with Eagle 50T/52T AXS and mechanical derailleurs. It's simple and easy to use and will help you to quickly set up your fancy new derailleur. The tool is small enough to easily stash pack in your ride bag or toolbox for repeated use.
This is the most precise tool for setting up and adjusting your Eagle drivetrain and will save you a lot of head-scratching.