I early adopted the HS and ran it for a year. It was amazing in every way, but one...the awful drag in the high range. Sadly that drag was so high I never used the high range and that led me to realize I was running a 1x so I pulled the HS and got by with a single ring and a a wide range \[for the time\] cassette. I've been riding MTBs a while so although derailleurs are not perfect they are so much better than they were that I am not spending much time dreaming of a gearbox bike. Anyways I certainly appreciate SRAM putting $$ into developing a product like the HS. It didn't work out, but it wasn't a crazy idea and you have to try stuff to see what works and what doesn't. I sold my HS without losing too much money so I don't regret trying it out.
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