SRAM Release Force eTap AXS Groupset

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The new SRAM Force eTap AXS rear derailleur.

It's been long-rumoured and now is here - SRAM have released eTap in their mid-level Force groupset range.

SRAM say that Force eTap AXS offers the key features of RED eTap AXS - modern gearing, advanced chain management, and easy personalization - all in a more affordable package.

Key points are -

  • Groupsets include rear derailleur, front derailleur (unless you order 1x), controls, brake calipers, rotors (if applicable), crankset, bottom bracket, cassette, chain, battery(s), and charger
  • Groupset pricing varies based on brake type selection and 2x or 1x drivetrain selection
  • 2x Hydraulic Road Disc Brake: Approx $3765AU
  • 2x Rim Brake: Approx $3480AU
  • 1x Hydraulic Road Disc Brake: Approx $3270AU
  • 1x Rim Brake: Aprox $2900AU

SRAM Force eTAP AXS

Front Derailleur

The SRAM Force eTap AXS front derailleur is AXS enabled for easy personalization. The redesigned derailleur offers better rear-tire clearance—for those that explore all roads—and works perfectly with all chainring combinations. 

  • Streamlined for more rear-tire clearance
  • SRAM Yaw trimless cage technology with an optimized cage profile for new SRAM RED front chainring combinations
  • Compatible with existing eTap batteries
A 2T Strada in 1x configuration with the new SRAM eTap Force fitted.
A 3T Strada in 1x configuration with the new SRAM eTap Force fitted.

Rear Derailleur

One rear derailleur to rule them all, SRAM say the Force eTap AXS rear derailleur is designed for both 1x and 2x systems. It capitalizes on X-Range™ gearing technology for enhanced range and chain management and features larger pulleys for improved durability and efficiency. Strong, smooth, quiet and AXS™ enabled.

  • SRAM AXS enabled for easy personalization
  • Chain management technology keeps drivetrain quiet and secure
  • A single rear derailleur for all gearing combinations, including 1x and 2x
  • Larger pulleys and steel bearings for increased durability and efficiency
  • Compatible with existing eTap batteries

Chain

Beyond an incremental improvement. SRAM say the Flattop chain creates a lighter, quieter, stronger chain. Ride far, long and fast—this chain can go the distance.

  • Flattop technology enables a narrower chain with quieter operation and increased strength and durability
  • Hard Chrome plated inner link plates and rollers for reduced wear and prolonged life
  • Requires new Flattop PowerLock

Cassette

Designed for the next generation of drivetrains, SRAM say the Force XG-1270 cassette is optimized for electronic shifting and features  X-Range™ gearing technology. Smooth, precise shifts, from 10T on up.

  • Features at least five one-tooth jumps for a smoother gear progression
  • 10-tooth start helps provide a wider gearing range
  • Designed to work with an XDR™ driver body
  • MINI CLUSTER construction reduces weight and increases durability
  • Zipp wheels produced after April 2015 are XDR ready. This includes wheels with the following rear hubs: 176, 177, Super 9, and Cognition
  • Available in 10-26t, 10-28t, 10-33t

HRD Shift-Brake System

Wireless electronic shifting and hydraulic disc braking: the best of both worlds. SRAM claim their Force eTap AXS HRD shift-brake system integrates top technology into an efficient package and offers AXS for easy personalization.

  • AXS enabled for easy personalization
  • Simple and intuitive eTap shift logic
  • Award-winning HydroHC brake platform
  • Textured shift paddles and hoods for control and comfort
  • Personalize for your hands and preferences using Contact Point Adjustment and separate Reach Adjust
  • Bleeding Edge technology for easy and clean bleeds

Shift-Brake Lever

Combining the tradition of mechanical rim brakes and the precision and efficiency of modern electronic shifting, SRAM say their Force eTap AXS shift-brake levers are fully wireless and fully personalizable.

  • AXS enabled for easy personalization
  • Simple and intuitive eTap shift logic
  • Customizable fit with Reach Adjust
  • One port per side for Blips
  • Large SRAM eTap paddles provide positive controls for rider input
  • For use with mechanical rim brakes

Crankset

SRAm say that these days riders want more range and closer steps between gears—and that’s the driving design principle of the SRAM Force crankset. It offers smaller chainrings with a consistent 13-tooth gap between size variants, delivering smooth, accurate and dependable shifting for the modern rider. 

  • X-Range gearing technology gives you more range and a smoother gear progression, so you’re always in the right gear
  • Crisp and accurate front shifts
  • DUB bottom bracket adds durability and simplicity
  • Can be upgraded to a power meter
  • Available in 48/35t and 46/33t

Crankset

SRAM say the Force 1 crankset is now lighter, stronger and simpler—non-aero chainrings can now be installed with a single tool.

  • Single-ring drivetrain simplifies functionality and reduces weight.
  • 36-46t chainrings can be installed with a single tool, making gearing changes a breeze.
  • SRAM X-SYNC wide-tooth, narrow-tooth chainring technology provides maximum chain control.
  • Can be upgraded to a power meter

Power Meter Spider

Existing SRAM eTap AXS cranksets can be upgrader to include a power meter with this spider, featuring Quarq DZero technology. 

  • AXS enabled for easy monitoring and firmware upgrades
  • Bluetooth Low Energy and ANT+ compatible
  • Power readings are accurate within +/-1.5% and aren’t affected by climate conditions during a ride
  • Measures right and left leg power balance
  • Uses a CR2032 battery that last for 200 riding hours and changes without tools
  • Power-upgrade compatible with the following RED® and Force eTap AXS cranksets: RED 1x: 36-46t, Force 1x: 36-46t,
  • Force 2x: 46/33t, 43/58t
  • Power-upgrade compatible with the following RED and Force eTap AXS cranksets: RED 1x: 36-46t, Force 1x: 36-46t, Force 2x: 48/35t, 46/33t

 

 

 

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