SRAM PCX01 Eagle 12 Speed Road MTB Chain
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SRAM PCX01 Eagle 12sp Road Chain
Designed for the 12 Speed SRAM gearing, the PCX01 Eagle Bike Chain weighs 260g with 126 links. It might look normal from the outside, but the engineering inside this incredible new chain design that makes possible a gear range previously found only in 2-chainring drivetrains. And it's also the biggest contributor to the Eagle (TM) drivetrain's ultra-smooth, precise, durable and quiet performance. The Eagle (TM) chain's links have a smooth radius, with no sharp edges or chamfers, which yield a significant reduction in noise, friction and wear on chainrings and cassette cogs. This design also allows for a flatter plate, which means more consistent chain riveting and greater overall strength. Hard Chrome (TM) technology extends the chain's optimal performance life, and a Titanium Nitride coating on the Gold and Black models decreases corrosion and further reduces friction. Features: Ground-breaking new chain design and technology The Eagle (TM) chain has been completely re-engineered, and is produced with new manufacturing technology All-new Eagle (TM) PowerLock (R) chain connector with FLOWLINK (TM) technology provides better chain-guiding and increased longevity The X01 Eagle (TM) chain is the quietest, strongest and most wear-resistant chain in the world Unique features and design also provide significantly improved wear resistance on Eagle (TM) cassettes and rings Speed: 12 Compatibility: Eagle (TM) 10-50t cassette only Closing Link: Eagle (TM) PowerLock (R) PVDOuter Plate: Nickel Inner Plate: Chrome Plated Pin Treatment: Chrome hardened. Recommended Groupset: XX1 Eagle (TM), X01 Eagle (TM) Technologies: Flow Link: 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 that can withstand greater angles, and also allows for a flatter outer-plate, which means more consistent chain riveting and enhanced overall strength.Hard Chrome: The SRAM Hard Chrome (TM) chain has four times the elongation (wear) resistance to their other chains. This is due to the new finishing process on the inner links and rollers. Pushpin strength and ultimate strength are equivalent to SRAM's current chains. The Hard Chrome (TM) chain lasts longer and is just as strong.PowerLock: SRAM chain engineers developed PowerLock (R) as a tool free, sure, and consistent way to connect their chains. While PowerLock (R) does not require special tools for install, the especially tight tolerances of 10-, 11- and 12-speed drivetrains mandate that each PowerLock (R) is good for a one-time application only.X-Sync (TM) : The SRAM X-Sync (TM) tall square teeth edges engage the chain earlier than traditional triangle shaped teeth. The sharp and narrow tooth profile, as well as rounded chamfer edges, helps manage a deflected chain. To provide the best possible performance in muddy conditions, the X-Sync (TM) chain rings have been designed with mud-clearing recesses for the inner chain links and rollers. Engineered in Germany, X-Sync (TM) rings are an integral part of the SRAM 1x (TM) drivetrain.
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SRAM began life in Chicago in 1987, named after it's founders Scott, Ray And Sam, and is known primarily as a manufacturer of drivetrain and braking components. It's first revolutionary product was the twist action GripShift, which became available in 1988, with the MTB version released in 1991. In 1995, they launched their first ESP rear derailleur, which featured a 1 to 1 cable actuation ratio. The X.O drivetrain products were released in 2001, marking the introduction of the trigger shifter, and a year later, MTB Suspension pioneers RockShox was acquired. A year later Avid - a MTB Disc Brake company - was also acquired, giving SRAM more market share of the MTB industry. By 2006, a focus was shifted to producing road components in addition to their MTB stable, with the launch of Force and Rival groupsets. The following year, Doubletap was introduced, enabling users to switch gear in either direct using a single shifter. This steady growth was sustained, and over the years SRAM acquired several more cycling household brands, such as Truvativ (Chainsets and components), Quarq (power meters), Sachs (drivetrain components) and Zipp (carbon fibre goodies!).