The first time I rode the GX Eagle, I was at the Bike Festival at Lake Garda at the beginning of May. The rock-covered, gnarly trails had all my attention and I barely noticed that I was riding a new drivetrain. That was a good sign as the rider’s focus should always be on the trail.
In the following week, I installed the new group on my Transition Patrol. The GX Eagle has been performing well from the first day. The chain has not come off the chainring once, shifting performance is excellent, even under the harshest conditions. The last big jump from the 42 tooth cog to the large 50 tooth cog was my biggest concern, but even this step is taken with pride and gear changes are performed smoothly.
The GX Eagle is a great drivetrain at a really cool price, offering a lot more range.