If you’re charging hard then kit that is affordable to replace, without any headaches is an added bonus. On a dedicated DH bike you’ll not be wearing the transmission out through high mileage but more than likely damaging it through knocks from the trail or the uplift van. Throw in a day on the hill in filthy weather and the water and grit grinding paste will have you heading for the workshop sooner rather than later.
GX DH is a no-brainer for any rider dedicated to gravity riding but with an eye on price. With its main objectives being durability and dependability, GX DH makes heck of a lot of sense. Real ‘trickle down’ technology, that’s both proven as well as innovative and is now reaching a wider audience. A good move from SRAM and as with the GX trail drivetrain it’s one we very much approve of.
PRICE: Shifter/Cassette/Mech – £149