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Liam Mercer

Tech Editor here at off.road.cc 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.

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2 months 3 weeks ago

This is the main question at the moment, as I reckon many brands will choose to spec T-Type and similar future drivetrains on a more widespread basis.

The upgrade between GX AXS Drivetrain and T-Type isn't a night-and-day difference but what the average consumer will notice from the outset is the lack of maintenance it requires, and how it shifts under load compared to regular GX Drivetrain. They'll then notice longevity benefits further down the line. 

If I've already got GX Drivetrain, I wouldn't run out to make the upgrade to T-Type, personally, but it's something that I would look for if I were to buy a new bike mostly because it's almost maintenance-free.

Secret_squirrel wrote:

 

So normal GX AXS RRP is around £930 (but discounts can hit 24% as they can for the new kit too).   So is this worth a £200-250 premium?

GX cassette and chain around £150.  So you'll have to be doing some serious time on the bike for the wear and tear benefits to pay back that difference.

 

2 months 3 weeks ago

So normal GX AXS RRP is around £930 (but discounts can hit 24% as they can for the new kit too).   So is this worth a £200-250 premium?

GX cassette and chain around £150.  So you'll have to be doing some serious time on the bike for the wear and tear benefits to pay back that difference.

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