At the heart of the SRAM Eagle 12-Speed drivetrain is the Eagle line of high-performance chains. This SRAM NX eagle 12 speed chain ensures exceptional compatibility, shifting performance and reliability with all Eagle drivetrains.
An official Eagle 12-Speed chain guarantees smooth, silent and efficient transmission performance for every pedal rotation, gear change and every second riding on the side of the mountains.
The basis of every Eagle drivetrain is its chain-and the NX Eagle chain is designed and manufactured using genuine SRAM's Eagle architecture, so it is fully compatible with every other component in the Eagle ecosystem. The NX Eagle chain features solid pin construction, Eagle PowerLock and smooth, efficient shifting that you can count on every time out.
Ultra-smooth chain inner-plates are completely devoid of square edges, resulting in a chain that engages the cassette and chainring with far less friction, for quieter performance and better wear life. The design allows a narrower overall profile and a flatter outer-plate that can withstand greater shifting angles. This means more consistent chain riveting and enhanced overall strength is achieved.
SRAM chain engineers developed PowerLock as a tool free and consistent way to connect mountain bike chains. While PowerLock does not require special tools for installation, the especially tight tolerances of 10, 11 and 12-Speed drivetrains mandate that each PowerLock is good for a one-time application only.
This optimised cassette technology, which has been custom designed for the Eagle drivetrain is the next generation of X-Glide shifting. It provides quick, precise, power-on shifting performance throughout the gear range, and increases chain retention on larger cogs.