I've got e*13 9-46 11sp cassettes on 2 bikes. 1 is a GX rd, 1 is a Rival rd. Your XX1 will work with no modification. Above 46t is when it needs help.Following this. I’ll soon be building up a new hardtail and want to reuse my current OG XX1 11-speed derailleur and shifter. however, I do want to increase my range a little bit without having to upgrade to eagle. Luckily a friend of mine had an E thirteen TRS+ 11 speed 9-44 cassette lying around which I can use. Was thinking about getting an aftermarket Garbaruk cage to give the derailleur new flair and optimise the pilot wheel position. Any thoughts? And does anyone have experience with completely disassembling a SRAM derailleur? Thinking about sanding mine down to give it a new look.
Thanks for the info! Still feel like getting a new cage, just for the looks. The derailleur has quite a few scratches and it just feels wrong to put it on a new bike as it is.I've got e*13 9-46 11sp cassettes on 2 bikes. 1 is a GX rd, 1 is a Rival rd. Your XX1 will work with no modification. Above 46t is when it needs help.
Sram says max 42t but they're just being conservative like Shimano always is.
Watch a video or 3 before taking your cage apart. It's under tension and you don't want to lose things like the spring or your finger...
I saw that cage a few months ago when I started looking at some of the options. Mostly I found larger cages for Shimano derailleurs and SRAM Road derailleurs to convert them to an MTB application. At first I was going to buy one but there aren’t many options out there for SRAM products and to be honest none that are truly cost effective. What I mean by cost effective is that unless I have an existing high-end derailleur that I am looking to repurpose you can get a GX series derailleur for about $100 and a GX Eagle for about $130. So getting a new cage for an extra $85 to $90 (with shipping) kind of pushes it out of the cost effective frame. Using an 11 speed X01 or XX1 and installing a new cage will get you to 52T in the back and with the Eagle offset to 12 speed compatibility (they will work with an x-actuation 12 speed shifter and the axis offset takes care of the width from the extra sprocket). I tend to lean to a type 2.1 clutch then the type 3 but my opinion may change with more accurate real world reliability and functionality data so to make the conversion on a X01 or XX1 does fall in a cost effective frame. What I am really getting to is that if you want the range of a 1X drive train in 9x50T or 9x52T that, well, works, this is kind of where you end up. I made the cage because I could and going through the process increased my understanding of a lot of subtle differences in design aspects and their effect on functionality.