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Old 06-30-22, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by base2 View Post

Maybe the engineering fold in my otherwise smooth brain sees all the failure modes & dependencies as a liability to be avoided where others see "Oooh, shiny!" Magic is cool too, I guess. I'm just not sure what to do with that. (Not judge others, obviously.)
Both systems have their own unique failure modes and both are generally reliable enough not to really care. Mechanical brifters are not exactly my favourite piece of engineering and I don't particularly enjoy cable maintenance, so was more than happy to see them both superseded. I have one road bike with mechanical (105 R7000) and one electronic (eTap Force AXS) and I much prefer the latter. My mtb has mechanical (SRAM Eagle X01) which works pretty well, but I would go electronic next time and lose those cables.

Di2 bugs me a bit that it still has wires to route. So I prefer the SRAM wireless system.
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