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Originally Posted by FrankTuna View Post
This is where I'm leaning I think. Thanks all for the advice!

I have no doubt that AXS is nice but I'm definitely having sticker shock With GRX, I know I'll still have a super reliable setup, I can have communal backup parts with my Ultegra Di2 bike (calipers, rotors etc) and it'll play nice with the 11 speed on my trainer.

I do have this impending sense of FOMO though if I don't go AXS, but maybe that'll go away if I buy some super nice wheels!!!!
SRAM have a beta program going for AXS, so Iím guessing itís going to be a format which sticks around for awhile. In any case, GRX 11spd is already out-of-date with semi-wireless 12spd Shimano here, so Iím having a hard time following the logic in eschewing fully wireless 12spd for 11spd mechanical if future-proofness is an issue. We also already know that 13spd is possible within current design paramaters (i.e. frame spacing, hub body length), so itís simply a matter of software updates on AXS hardware to make them 13spd compatible when SRAM moves to 13spd, which they almost certainly will given the history of drivetrain evolution.
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