Why We Like The Eagle AXS Rocker Controller Paddle
When we want our Eagle AXS Controller to feel more like a traditional trigger shifter, we throw on these AXS Rocker paddles to give us that comfortable, familiar actuation that we've become accustomed to over the years. They're compatible with any Eagle AXS Wireless controller from GX through XX1, and installation is straightforward using the included hardware.
- AXS rocker paddles that offer a more traditional shifting feel
- Universally compatible with Eagle AXS mountain controller
- Includes one paddle and the necessary installation hardware
- Item #SRMD13I
- Eagle AXS controllers
- 1 spring, 1 bolt
- mountain biking
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
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July 4, 2022
This helps a lot
- I've put it through the wringer
I came from Shimano XTR Di2 electronic shifting. It's obvious why Shimano made their shifters feel familiar, but I always thought Shimano missed an opportunity by creating shifters that mimic cable shifting, I thought Shimano should have taken advantage of the fact that the shifters are just switches and should have created something new. Sram took the opposite approach by designing a shifter with little regard for how it feels. The stock rocker is terrible. You either have to change the direction of your thumb 90 degrees for up/down or use the sides of your thumbs. I tried to like it but never did. You can make an accidental shift on a Di2, but you know it because of the tactile feedback. I had so may mis-shifts with Sram that I thought the shifter was broken. I learned that just barely resting your thumb causes shifts that you don't feel. Sram should have designed their new shifter with more travel and tactile feedback. This paddle will not help that, but it makes the shifter acceptable. Sram should have worked with a keyboard company on the switch design and manufacture. In my opinion the shifter/switch design has a lot of room for improvement. There are so may switch technologies available, and Sram could have specified the P1 force (initial press), P2 force (break-over point), and P3 (return force), and travel. I hope that this is an interim fix and that Sram develops a better shifter.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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