It’s an all-new derailleur that’s specifically designed and optimized to be motor-driven instead of cable-actuated. AXS powered components enable customization and scale to an individual rider’s liking via the AXS App. It features a shorter cage for 10mm more ground clearance, with more chain wrap on the cassette to sit slightly further forward, and further inboard from mechanical Eagle. The Eagle AXS derailleur is smart enough to protect itself thanks to its incredibly resilient Overload Clutch. In the event of an impact, the motor gearbox disengages, giving the derailleur freedom to move, and instantly returns back to its position for a seamless experience for the rider. The system is tested to IP69K water and dust proofing standard for creek crossings, mud splatterings and the resulting post-ride pressure washings.
AXS is SRAM's new electronic integration platform that combines electronic bicycle components and software. The SRAM AXS app allows riders to view battery status, change component behavior, adjust controls, receive maintenance reminders and firmware updates.
With CAGE LOCK technology in the rear derailleur, wheel removal and installation - as well as chain installation—becomes faster and simpler. Just pushing the cage forward to create slack and lock it into place.
ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH
ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH rear derailleurs deliver maximum drivetrain stability - even through the most punishing terrain. With ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH technology, derailleur bounce and chain slap are eliminated without sacrificing precision.
The X-HORIZON rear derailleur’s ‘straight parallelogram’ design limits all movement to the horizontal axis, which makes ghost shifting impossible while also reducing shift force. For quicker, more exact shifting, the large upper pulley offset design maintains a constant chain gap across all gears.