First Look: SRAM GX Drivetrain

SRAM brings affordable 1x11 with 2x11 and 2x10 options

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SRAM GX 2×10 – Available June 2015

2×10 and it doesn’t quite have the compelling proposition of its other two sibling as it’s only $50 cheaper than 1×11 and its range is nowhere that of the 2×11. But it doesn’t require the new XD cassette driver body so backward compatibility with existing wheels is its forte. And some might argue that 10-speed is more robust and more resistant to dirt and grime than 11-speed. Either way, GX is all about choice and options so SRAM offered 10-speed compatibility in the GX line.

This graph shows what drivetrain users want to buy next.

This graph shows what drivetrain users want to buy next.

Although 1×11 is the most popular choice of riders for their next bike, this data shows that people still have varying preferences and want choices between different drivetrain options.

SRAM MTB GX Crank 1200 2x10sp 34-22t Black

GX 2×10 Crankset
  • 6000 series AL (GX 1000 Crankset)
  • X-Glide 2×10 shifting technology
  • Bottom bracket configurations: PressFit 30, BB30, GXP, and PressFit GXP
  • Chainring options: 38-24, 36-22
  • Chainring guard option
  • Crank lengths: 175, 170
  • Color: Black
  • 24 and 30mm options
  • Boost 148 compatible
  • Technologies: X-Glide
  • Weight: 799g (GXP, 175mm, 36/22)

SRAM MTB GX FD 2x10sp MDM Top Pull

GX 10-Speed Front Derailleur
  • 2×10 systems with X-Glide front shifting technology
  • High Clamp, Low Clamp, High Direct Mount, Low Direct Mount, Mid Direct Mount
  • Dedicated top and bottom pull
  • Technologies: X-Glide, Exact Actuation
  • Weight: 134-161g

SRAM MTB GX RD 2x10sp Black

GX 2×10 Rear Derailleur
  • Exact Actuation for precise and dependable 10-speed performance
  • Cage lengths: Short, Medium and Long
  • Color: Black
  • Technologies: Exact Actuation, Direct Route, Roller Bearing Clutch, Cage Lock
  • Weight: 302g (long cage with Roller Bearing Clutch)

SRAM MTB GX Shifter 2x10sp Black

GX 2×10 Trigger Shifters
  • Dedicated 2-speed and 10-speed trigger shifters
  • SRAM’s 2×10 Exact Actuation for precise and dependable 10-speed performance
  • Multi-position mounting
  • MatchMaker compatible
  • Aluminum pull lever
  • Color: Black
  • Technologies: Exact Actuation, MatchMaker Compatible
  • Weight: 246g (per pair)
2×10 Cassettes


  • The PG-1050 cassette benefits from SRAM’s long history and expertise in developing cassettes. With its simple and reliable construction, it is the perfect cassette for the SRAM GX rider.
  • Gear Ratios: 11-32, 12-32, 11-36, 12-36
  • Technologies: PowerGlide II
  • Weight: 299g (11-32T)


  • PowerGlide technology provides super-smooth shifting between gears
  • Gear Ratios: 11-32, 11-36
  • Durable nickel chrome finish
  • Technologies: PowerGlide
  • Weight: 395g

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