Is SRAM looking to kill the mech hanger?

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Liam Mercer

Deputy Tech Editor here at off.road.cc Liam can also be found photographing bikes as well as riding them. He's not shy of an enduro here or there and he's equally happy in the winter slop as he is ripping up the summer's dust.

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6 months 4 weeks ago

Seems like a perfect way for SRAM to sell more £200+ AXS mechs. If they can ever make them fast enough.

On a road bike, maybe. But in MTB? Nah, not unless we see a return of the mech guard.

7 months 4 days ago

The main point of a replaceable hanger is that, while it's a pain to have to replace when it bends, it's a lot better than having to replace or straighten a bent frame.
But maybe with the strength of a modern thru-axle having to replace the derailleur mech is the worst that will happen.