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New SRAM Apex AXS - Affordable Electronic Groupset?

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New SRAM Apex AXS - Affordable Electronic Groupset?

It looks like they have both cable and electric shifting. Disc only. I suspect this is more for entry level and/or Gravel as it's only 1X but worth considering.

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/produc...c-groupset-yet
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Weird that this showed up before an NX version
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Originally Posted by datlas
It looks like they have both cable and electric shifting. Disc only. I suspect this is more for entry level and/or Gravel as it's only 1X but worth considering.

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/produc...c-groupset-yet
I think the shifters w/ the silver foil look better than the Rival shifters but the pricing is so close to Rival AXS it begs the question, why besides it being more of a 1X gravel system
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12 speed HG 11-36 and 11-44 cassettes is certainly interesting
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The Chinese groupset mentioned in the "Cheapest aero race bike" thread has this one beat by a few Benjamins.
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Seems redundant for the price. Rival is nice and works well, other than the crank isn't that much different weight wise from force. I paid 1150 at the LBS for everything other than the cassette including 2 batteries, and that's for a double ring, its 150 cheaper to go 1x and ditch the front der. How is 1300 for apex even worth consideration unless they're about to jack Rival's prices.
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Seems redundant for the price. Rival is nice and works well, other than the crank isn't that much different weight wise from force. I paid 1150 at the LBS for everything other than the cassette including 2 batteries, and that's for a double ring, its 150 cheaper to go 1x and ditch the front der. How is 1300 for apex even worth consideration unless they're about to jack Rival's prices.
I agree, it seems like a crowded line-up. Maybe it's a bit more gravel-oriented than Rival, but then there's already Rival XPLR for gravel setups. There has to be a significant price saving over Rival for it to make sense.
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