No, because since they both accomplish the same thing, they both have the same trade-offs. But buying the axle is a whole lot easier way to find out if you like a particular offset than clamps are, in any case. If you're on the fence, start there. Ordered the e-axle today 199.00 shipped, I am anxious to try this badboy out what sucks is I have a 6-8 weeks until my clavicle heals, but the choice was easy w/this one...Thanks again Gray for your clear, concise insights and fact based commentary...when I do get back in the saddle I will post my thoughts on the axle. Until then I shall live vicariously through my 9 yr old kid who is doing a mini class fall series and gets to ride 3 - 4 days a week!!!