Eagle AXS Upgrade Kit, NOW AVAILABLE!

Finally, Sram AXS is now available in part, as an upgrade kit or as the full drivetrain. Ordered and waiting “patiently” for it’s arrival!

Those that have Eagle AXS how are they liking it?

Install looks pretty straight forward, any tips or tricks from those that installed the derailleur to get it shifting perfectly?

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Sweet. @Jonathan you got a hot take? I heard your comments on the shifter ergonomics and lack of a “click” on the MTB Podcast and I’m thinking of waiting until V2 to upgrade.

I have had XX1 AXS since April. I agree with Jonathan that it is the best shifting that I have ever had on a MTB- quick, reliable, always perfect. I don’t agree with the ergo concerns. When I first got it I would have agreed that is was slightly awkward. However, after playing around with the placing of the shifter I have it set up where it feels perfectly natural and I don’t even need to think about shifting. The click could be a little more pronounced but I have never mis-shifted because of it. Depending on how you like your lever placed your mileage may vary. I don’t see it as a reason to wait. The only thing that would really change is the paddle itself. It wouldn’t surprise me if replacement paddles in different shapes start being offered by SRAM and others in the future. Again, I think that the shifting is so good that I wouldn’t wait because of the shifter.

Install and setup was super easy. Total install time including installing a new chain was well under an hour. Adjusting the derailleur was under 10 minutes and I haven’t touched it since. Battery life seems way longer than SRAM suggests.

Eagle AXS is amazing, glad it wasn’t over hyped! Went on a 3 hour wet, sandy and dirty MTB ride today and it performed flawlessly. I’m already convinced I can never go back to mechanical. Not to mention the ease of setup.

Loving the trigger button, I use that almost exclusively to up shift (harder gear), find it easier/quicker than the toggle up. Also couldn’t be happier with the long hold to go multiple shifts. In MI the trails are so punchy that I regularly have to grab or drop 4+ gears and AXS does so with no problem, even under tension.

Bonus feature is having which gear I’m in as a visual representation on my Wahoo Bolt. Then post ride it gives me gear analysis, apparently I favor 32 x 28. I may set up my trainer the same way if that’s a consistent theme for my MTB rides.

As long as AXS performs this well long term, I’m sold on this product.

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Hey @MI-XC ,

Just checking back in to see if you still loved AXS through the rest of the season. Thinking about upgrading my Scott 900 Spark this winter.

Anybody else have mtb AXS Eagle feedback?

Thanks!

It’s absolutely amazing, I will never have cable shifting again. The shifting is flawless all the time and no matter the conditions. The actual shifter/controller can take some getting used to, but once you get it dialed it quickly becomes second nature.

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Crap. There goes my excuse to avoid that 6 Star Spot build :smiley_cat:

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The new rocker paddle is also here.

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