Is SRAM looking to kill the mech hanger?

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Liam Mercer

Tech Editor here at Liam can also be found photographing bikes as well as revelling in cycling's intricacies. Whether it's gravel, mountain, or e-MTB as long as it's a bike on dirt, he's happy.


1 year 11 months 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.

1 year 12 months 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.