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Can Microshift’s new Sword gravel groupset threaten Shimano and SRAM?

6 comments

6 months 4 weeks ago

Secret_squirrel wrote:

The equivalent would be the GR 400 (10 speed) as the GRX600 is 11 speed.

Its a shame about the non-hydraulic brakes, they really are a game changer on gravel.  TRP HY/RD would be the way to go I guess.

About 2/3rds of the price of the equivalent GRX 600 I think....depedning how deeply discounted the RRP will be.

 

7 months 1 day ago

I've always found TRP Spyres to be up to the job and I'm a big heavy rider. Just need setting up properly and the right pads for the conditions. I get that this group has gravel tax applied but it doesn't strike me as being particularly exceptional value vs say Deore 5k. Be interesting to see real world prices when it launches. Delighted to see the approach they've taken with the rear mech in terms of setup and repairability, much more sustainable.

7 months 1 day ago

It's a big shame that they are not releasing some new cable-actuated disc brake calipers with the rest of this group. I've tried pretty much every cable option out there and most of them fall well short of hydraulic brakes. However, the Paul Klampers are outstanding, very close to hydraulic performance with none of the hydraulic hassles; but they are US$250 per brake, mostly because they're made in small numbers in the US. It would be great if a large Asian manufacturer made something that works as well as the Klampers for $100 per brake.

7 months 1 day ago

I'm stil running 10 speed on my summer bike. It's not very often that I wish I had an extra cog or 3.

A low cost, reliable 10 speed groupset could be a huge hit in the OEM market, for most riders it's all they'll ever need.

7 months 1 day ago

I keep misreading the headline, and thinking Bill Gates is branching out... wink

7 months 2 days ago

Its a shame about the non-hydraulic brakes, they really are a game changer on gravel.  TRP HY/RD would be the way to go I guess.

About 2/3rds of the price of the equivalent GRX 600 I think....depedning how deeply discounted the RRP will be.