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FrankTuna
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Is a SRAM AXS mullet worth +$1k over GRX 1x mech?

Through some small miracle, I was able to secure the components for either setup on my Salsa Cutthroat. I absolutely cannot bring myself to open the packaging for either!

Option 1 is GRX 1x with an ethirteen 9-46 cassette, vs option 2 Force AXS shifters/GX derailleur/10-50 cassette. On the GRX set up. I might run a tighter cassette for less extreme rides (likely GX 10-42).

Both have a similar range and I understand the gaps are bigger on the 11 speed set up. Barring that, and any general Shimano/SRAM general preferences, it comes down to roughly $1k more for the AXS set up. Value is of course a relative concept I guess! I can afford the AXS setup, but obviously saving money is nice especially if it means nicer wheels or other upgrades.

Pros of the GRX....Im used to working on Shimano, i have back up brake pads, changing cables is no big deal.

Pros of the AXS.... set and forget (no cables), smaller steps between gears, maybe more future proof?

Any thoughts are appreciated!!
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