Long time reader…
1.5 yr TR user… (FTP bump from 300 to 343. Thanks TR team!)
First time forum question asker.
Took the plunge and picked up a Cervelo Aspero w/ Ultegra RX and snagged a slot in SBT GRVL. Looking to pick up a second set of wheels for racing–which influences gearing choices.
Also will be racing local mixed road/gravel (80% road; 20% gravel) races ideally on the same setup (different tires–obviously).
Could use some input as I’m outside my expertise.
Found two wheelsets that appear to be good candidates.
Mercury is available on a Shimano freehub.
Reynolds on a SRAM XD Driver.
- Does anyone have experience mixing a SRAM cassette w/ Shimano groupset? Noticeable degradation in shifting performance? Setup louder, less smooth, etc.? Recommendations on chains?
- Does anyone have experience exceeding the total capacity of a derailleur? Ultegra RX listed as 39T. Ideal to pair the 50/34 with a 11-34, 9-34, etc. RD-RX800-GS
- Recommendations on cassettes with a wider range? E.g., XCX Plus 11 Speed Cassettes
- Recommendations of other good values on wheelsets worth considering?
Any and all opinions/musings/hecklings welcome.