New SRAM Red AXS groupset has been launched - here's why I think Dura-Ace Di2 is still king

After 800km on the new SRAM groupset, I'm still not quite a convert - here's why

SRAM Red AXS vs Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
(Image credit: Future)

After months of anticipation, the next generation of SRAM Red AXS has made its debut, bringing with it a fresh aesthetic and enhanced performance across the board, promising improved braking and front derailleur shifting capabilities. 

Having had the opportunity to test ride the new SRAM Red AXS ahead of its official launch, I think now is the perfect time for a detailed comparison between SRAM and its longstanding competitor, Shimano.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.