A deep in use / "live with" comparison between SRAM AXS and Shimano Di2. I switched back to Shimano
Off Season, the perfect time for servicing MTB Shocks and Suspension
The off season is a great time to be thinking about servicing your MTB suspension. It not only makes the bike perform better, it also prolongs the life protecting from regular use and wear and tear. Why? MTB's with suspension need quite a bit of care. If you have suspension then the likelihood is over... Continue Reading →
A guide to 10, 11, 12 and 13! Speed
Microspline, HG, XD and XDR what fits? What fits? -sometimes the most challenging question on the technical side of bikes today. With every major brand offering several generations of gears and hubs it can get confusing quickly. The easiest way to narrow this down is by Manufacturer / Brand and what each brand does then... Continue Reading →
Tips: Cleaning precautions on SRAM eTAP
A nice clean chain and pulley wheels really help the drivetrain. It has often entered my mind that bike components should be engineering for easy cleaning to promote life and performance. I had noticed in the past that some groups are easier to clean than others. Was it because they were trying to remove materials... Continue Reading →
SRAM AXS Force 2020
Thinking of upgrading to the new Sram Force eTap? I did a quick review of the XDr based system comparing to my experiences using Shimano
SRAM Red axs/ etap
SRAM's ETAP shifting components have individual batteries on the derailleurs unlike Shimano's Di2. The batteries are swappable should you lose power or if you have a backup battery. A nice design touch is on the battery cover. It has a little molded in indicator that you can set to remind you if it's an empty... Continue Reading →
XDr ? Are you making the switch to 1x? or going for more gear range?
You may have heard of this thing called XDr, So what's all the hype? I decided to lay down some practical XDr knowledge.