Shimano Di2 vs SRAM AXS: Which is the right electronic groupset for you?

Shimano Ultegra Di2 and SRAM Force AXS shifters
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With four electronic shifting systems available, Shimano Di2, SRAM AXS, Campagnolo Wireless and FSA K-Force WE, there's more choice than ever if you want to get rid of mechanical gear cables. Here, we'll concentrate on the two main choices, Shimano and SRAM.

While Campagnolo only offers Super Record Wireless and FSA the K-Force WE groupset. Shimano offers electronic shifting at Dura-Ace, Ultegra and 105 levels. SRAM meanwhile can provide electronic shifting at Red, Force, Rival and Apex levels. All the electronic groupsets from these brands are currently 12-speed. (12 rear sprockets)

Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine. 

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