I’m eyeing up my next steed and am deciding between Ultegra Di2 and SRAM Force AXS. I know that the initial outlay is around £300 more, but once that’s out the way…
The SRAM seems to have quite a few benefits in terms of operation (wireless, programmable buttons, 12 speed), but from what I can see:
- Cassettes are more expensive
- Wheels need to have a different 12 speed hub so are either limited in choice or more expensive
- Power meters are more limited. It seems that I can’t use left crank arm ones, so it’s either crank hub or pedals (which are around double the price, but you do get double sided power.)
What are people’s thoughts? Am I right in having the above concerns? Does real world performance of the SRAM outweigh the extra cost?
As background, I don’t race and would be looking to put this on a new bike (Izalco Max or Orbea OMX).