Standing for Durable Unified Bottom Bracket, or DUB for short, SRAM’s latest push forward in crankset technology unifies all major bottom bracket standards under a newly introduced spindle diameter of 28. 99 millimeters, versus the previous 30 and 24-mililmeter spindles used by SRAM. In the long run, that means the GX Eagle DUB Crankset is compatible with virtually any mountain bike, regardless if your frame uses a threaded, Press Fit, BB30, or PF30 bottom bracket. When DUB was first announced, we could already envision the eye rolls of the mountain bike community, seeing the changing standards seemingly imposed with every passing year. Then again, just hear us out before clicking away. SRAM focused entirely on improving the bearing longevity and sealing of DUB, then designed the spindle diameter to meet these needs, meaning it’s ready for riding in wet and nasty conditions. SRAM was able to engineer a new crankset that’s every bit as light and stiff as those with 30-millimeter spindles, but one that provides the increased bearing durability of 24-millimeter spindles. It’s in point of fact a simple concept and one that elevates SRAM’s Eagle DUB Cranksets to the top of the market, thanks to an optimal mix of lightweight efficiency, stiffness, and robust durability across all twelve gears. Seeing you are not looking for a major overhaul in components to run DUB Cranks, it doesn’t feel so much like a newly imposed standard, but more like the next step in SRAM’s incessantly evolving line-up of drivetrain components. Of course, you’ll have to purchase a new DUB-specific bottom bracket for this crankset to work, but it’s in point of fact a small compromise considering the system’s ideal blend of lightweight performance and bearing longevity. Even supposing SRAM tried to best accommodate every major bottom bracket standard, there were two types that are not compatible, including frames with SuperBoost rear ends, in addition to those the use of Cannondale’s BB30 Ai standard. Outside of the DUB standard, the GX Eagle …
Arm Material: 7000-series aluminum
Arm Length: 170 mm, 175 mm
Chainring Sizes: 32 t
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