Hey all, so I’m mainly a roadie and have Di2 Ultegra on my road bike, just not a fan of the SRAM road groups. However I quite enjoy my EAGLE on my MTB and with how awesome electronic has been on the road I am considering Eagle AXS upgrade. My groupset currently consists of all Eagle GX components, aside from my X01 chain. I am already on my second GX mechanical derailleur after a stick bent the body of my first one beyond repair
I have a few questions about Eagle AXS most of which surround durability and service. I know electronic shifting is awesome and don’t really need to be sold on the concept, but I realize things wear out. Clutches wear out, jockey wheels and bearings wear out, and MTB parts get banged up. How durable is the Eagle AXS stuff when it comes to impacts and some falls, seeing as the RD is super expensive to replace. Also how serviceable is the derailleur, I know the clutch won’t last forever, neither will some other moving parts, so I want to know if this is going to be more of an investment for me, or just something I’ll end up wearing out in a hurry.
I don’t ride a ton of MTB, 500-1000 miles a year, but still want to make sure my $850-$1000 is going to serve me for a while and that I won’t have a sloppy derailleur after a year.
Appreciate everyone’s input especially longer term users and early adopters who have had a chance to really use their stuff.