Box Components has redesigned and expanded its drivetrain offerings. Options coming soon will include 11-speed, 9-speed e-bike specific, and 7-speed DH.
The Box Components follow tiered descriptors. Top-tier is Hex-lab, next is One, and then Two and so on. In this case, lower range items are still very high end. The only item presently available for MTB in Hex-lab is a chain.
Box’s shifter goes back to a double paddle design, with a push action lower lever and push/pull top lever that’s similar to a Shimano shifter. They are available in One and Two tiers, with the One having single-piece cast lever and coated shifter cable, whereas the Two has a fiber lever and uncoated cable. Prices are $70 and $45 respectively.
Finally, derailleurs are available in two tiers, both with a forged head and top link for durability, and a redesigned serviceable tri-pack clutch. The One tier model also has an adjustable clutch.
They are available in two arm lengths based on the cassette range they support: wide (11-46) and extra-wide (11-50). The 7-speed derailleur has a short cage, supporting 11-24. Tier One derailleurs are $175, while tier Two come in at $110.