The price of repairing your SRAM T-Sort AXS derailleur simply bought an entire lot cheaper!

SRAM introduces new cage meeting equipment, decreasing the fixing of a bent T-Sort AXS mech from over £120 to simply £28!

In implausible information for anybody with SRAM’s newest T-Sort wi-fi transmission, the price of repairing a bent rear derailleur has simply develop into considerably cheaper. Even with the brand new drivetrain’s sturdy building, a twisted cage is all the time a risk, given the rear mech’s proximity to the bottom and risks corresponding to rocks, roots, and stumps (significantly on a motorbike with a 27.5in wheel). And fixing such a problem will now be virtually £100 cheaper because of a brand new alternative half from SRAM.

SRAM T-Type AXS rear derailleur

Our bent SRAM XX Eagle T-Sort AXS cage and £181 alternative

Marketed as one of many hardest and finest shifting drivetrains ever when it was launched final Spring, the rear derailleur used SRAM’s UDH (Common Derailleur Hanger) interface and a outer brace design so as to add energy and cut back the possibility of harm within the occasion of a crash. Repairability was additionally excessive on the checklist of priorities when designing the brand new transmission, essential since particular person elements, such because the mech, are extraordinarily costly. For instance, an entire X0 drivetrain prices over £1,000, whereas a XX rear derailleur is sort of £700.

SRAM T-Type AXS rear derailleur

Sure, your T-Sort mech just isn’t purported to appear to be that!

And whereas the brand new mech design is considerably extra sturdy {that a} conventional mech and replaceable hander, it’s not infallible. As we discovered once we bent the cage after round 12-months using the brand new T-Sort transmission. Repairing it was simple, however we had been shocked to seek out out that the worth of a alternative cage meeting was as a lot as £181 for XX and £125 for GX and got here with elements we didn’t want, such because the clutch and pulley wheels. Contemplating the worth of a model new, top-of-the-range XTR mech from rivals Shimano is just £30 costlier, and prospects would have already needed to make investments considerably into T-Sort know-how, this felt extreme.

SRAM T-Type cage assembly repair kit

The brand new SRAM T-Sort cage meeting equipment makes repairs considerably cheaper

After watching our ’12-month’s on T-Sort’ video, SRAM bought in contact to say that it is going to be providing a less expensive answer for anybody needing to restore a bent cage. The ‘RD Cage Package Alu T-Sort Eagle AXS’ consists of a alternative inside and outer cage and pulley wheels, however with out the clutch/damper, and prices simply £28. For customers in Europe it’s €31, and within the US it’s $29. Clearly there will likely be a distinction in supplies, however that’s an enormous saving in comparison with changing with a GX, X0, or XX cage meeting.

We’re nonetheless ready for particulars from SRAM relating to availability and exact specs, however we perceive the cage equipment will match any T-Sort AXS mech. After we know extra, we’ll replace this story.