BikeRadar Podcast Ep 4 | SRAM or Shimano, battle of the groupsets and more!

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<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=45&resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=2400,1598 2400w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1920,1278 1920w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1440,959 1440w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200,799 1200w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=960,639 960w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=720,479 720w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=576,383 576w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-386015 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="XTR verses SRAM X01 groupset" title="XTR verses SRAM X01 groupset" /> <p><em>BikeRadar</em>‘s monthly podcast series is back! So, stream from right below, or head over to your preferred podcast provider to download for later on.</p>
<p>Please don’t forget to rate, review and recommend — oh, and if there’s anything you’d like us to discuss, just let us know!</p>
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<p>In this episode <em>BikeRadar</em>‘s tech team tackle the ever-present debate between the world’s biggest groupset manufacturers: should you pick SRAM or Shimano?</p>
<p>We also discuss where best to spend your money: should you upgrade yourself or your bike?</p>
<p>Finally, we give insight into the life of a <em>BikeRadar</em> technical editor: how do we go about testing bikes and kit? There’s more to it than you might think!</p>
<div class="img-container img-container–landscape-thumbnail"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/sram-force-etap-axs-first-look-5-1554296071822-zbzka2xf9et2-2b6c67e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=620,413&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/sram-force-etap-axs-first-look-5-1554296071822-zbzka2xf9et2-2b6c67e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=1112,740&amp;background=white 1112w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/sram-force-etap-axs-first-look-5-1554296071822-zbzka2xf9et2-2b6c67e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=940,626&amp;background=white 940w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/sram-force-etap-axs-first-look-5-1554296071822-zbzka2xf9et2-2b6c67e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=728,484&amp;background=white 728w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/sram-force-etap-axs-first-look-5-1554296071822-zbzka2xf9et2-2b6c67e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/sram-force-etap-axs-first-look-5-1554296071822-zbzka2xf9et2-2b6c67e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/sram-force-etap-axs-first-look-5-1554296071822-zbzka2xf9et2-2b6c67e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/sram-force-etap-axs-first-look-5-1554296071822-zbzka2xf9et2-2b6c67e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-363279 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail img-container__image" alt="The Force eTap AXS rear mech uses the same motors and chipset as RED, and performs just as well" title="SRAM Force eTap AXS" data-source-name="SRAM"></div>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> The Force eTap AXS rear mech uses the same motors and chipset as RED, and performs just as well</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"> <i>SRAM</i></span>
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<h2>How to listen to the <em>BikeRadar</em> <em>Podcast</em>
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<p>If you want to download the <em>BikeRadar Podcast</em> to your iPhone, you can find it on <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/bikeradar-monthly-02-sram-or-shimano-battle-groupsets/id1461106709?i=1000441491104">iTunes</a>, alternatively it can be streamed via <a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ere0SEdzoj4a4pI9q2Dcf">Spotify</a> and all the other usual podcast services.</p>
<h2>Previous <em>BikeRadar</em> <em>Podcast</em> episodes</h2>
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<li><strong><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-podcast-1/"><em>BikeRadar Podcast</em> Ep 1: <em>Cycling Plus</em>‘ Bike of the Year Special</a></strong></li>
<li><strong><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-podcast-2/"><em>BikeRadar Podcast</em> Ep 2: <em>MBUK</em>‘s Trail Bike of the Year Special</a></strong></li>
<li><strong><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-podcast-3/"><em>BikeRadar Podcast</em> Ep 3: Superbikes, helmet tech and e-road bikes</a></strong></li>
</ul>
<div class="img-container img-container–landscape-thumbnail"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/1443603227873-srp8iyl0vww-4f0b63c.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=620,413&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/1443603227873-srp8iyl0vww-4f0b63c.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=1112,740&amp;background=white 1112w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/1443603227873-srp8iyl0vww-4f0b63c.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=940,626&amp;background=white 940w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/1443603227873-srp8iyl0vww-4f0b63c.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=728,484&amp;background=white 728w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/1443603227873-srp8iyl0vww-4f0b63c.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/1443603227873-srp8iyl0vww-4f0b63c.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/1443603227873-srp8iyl0vww-4f0b63c.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/1443603227873-srp8iyl0vww-4f0b63c.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-337398 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail img-container__image" alt="Three fork crowns" title="Suspension fork offset" data-source-name="Andy Lloyd"></div>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> Want to know more about fork offset? Download Episode 1 of our Tech Talk Podcast</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"> <i>Andy Lloyd</i></span>
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<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-tech-talk-podcast-1-fork-offset/"><strong><em>BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast</em> Ep 1: Fork Offset — all you need to know</strong></a></li>
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<h2>All the links you need from this month’s podcast</h2>
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<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/wireless-shifting-for-the-masses-sram-force-etap-axs-is-here/">Wireless shifting for the masses – SRAM Force AXS is here</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/components/groupsets/groupset-road/sram-12-speed-red-etap-axs-hrd-review/">SRAM Red eTap AXS review</a></li>
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<a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/features/shimano-grx-vs-sram-axs/">Shimano GRX – dream gravel groupset, or too little, too late</a>
<div class="img-container img-container–landscape-thumbnail"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=620,413&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=1880,1252&amp;background=white 1880w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=1456,969&amp;background=white 1456w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=1112,740&amp;background=white 1112w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=940,626&amp;background=white 940w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=728,484&amp;background=white 728w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/BR_06488-6ad0b79.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-386015 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail img-container__image" alt="XTR verses sram x01 groupset" title="XTR verses sram x01 groupset" data-source-name="Tom Marvin"></div>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> XTR M9100 on the left, SRAM X01 AXS Eagle on the right</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"> <i>Tom Marvin</i></span>
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<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/components/groupsets/groupset-mountain/sram-x01-eagle-axs-wireless-drivetrain-first-ride-review/">SRAM X01 AXS groupset first ride review</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/shimano-xt-and-slx-12-speed/">Shimano 12-speed XT and SLX is here and it’s almost as good as XTR</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/components/groupsets/groupset-mountain/shimano-xtr-m9100-groupset-first-ride-review/">Shimano XTR M9100 groupset first ride review</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/search/?q=skills">Skills related articles on <em>BikeRadar</em></a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/search/?q=training">Training related articles on <em>BikeRadar</em></a></li>
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