Force eTap AXS 1x Groupset
Whether it’s a fresh build or an update to your trusty steed, SRAM's Force eTap AXS 1x Groupset allows more riders, with the ability to forgo the front derailleur, the chance to enjoy wireless, electronic shifting at a more affordable price point. Cyclocross racers, crit specialists, and roadies now receive the simple eTap shifting logic, customization, and chain management from the recent Red revamp at a cost-friendly Force level. Its use of slightly less exotic materials helps lower the barrier of entry while utilizing the same electronics for nearly identical shifting performance. This group adds another cog to the cassette and it’s 10-tooth starting sprocket, afforded by its XD-R freehub driver, allows for the use of a smaller chainring up front for easier low gears without sacrificing the top end. The group also benefits from the easy customization thanks to its AXS integration, and it even plays with SRAM's AXS Eagle mountain bike components if you want an even wider-ranging Eagle derailleur and cassette for taking your rig off the beaten path. On top of all of that, we simply love how easy it is to set up and travel with since there's no shift cables or housing to deal with.
This group includes right and left Force eTap AXS brake/shifters, rear Force eTap AXS derailleur with battery, a battery charger, and a charging cord. You will still need to purchase a SRAM 12-speed DUB or GXP crank, chain, cassette, and appropriate bottom bracket.
One of the most exciting new features with the group is its AXS integration. Once you connect the group to the AXS app via Bluetooth on your smartphone or tablet, you can easily personalize the groupset including button customization, and the number of up or downshifts when the buttons are held down.
The shift/brake levers offer the same fully wireless, simple, and intuitive electronic shifting as the previous eTap with some new features. The before mentioned AXS integration allows for customization and the shifting paddles are now larger with a new texture for an improved feel while receiving two Blip ports on each lever for remote shifters. Lever preference is easily adjusted with SRAM's Reach Adjust technology and it works with rim and mechanical disc brakes.
The rear derailleur gets the Red AXS trickle-down changes, namely in its Orbit silicon fluid damper chain management system providing a quiet, secure, and smooth ride even over the bumpiest terrain. Simply put, it reduces chain bounce without placing additional resistance on the derailleur's spring when under slow or light movement so you still receive easy shifting and rear wheel removals. Its updated motor and signal provide faster and more precise shifting. Large X-SYNC pulleys with ceramic bearings provide extra efficiency and durability while riding and it's compatible with existing eTap batteries. One last thing, it uses the same cage length for 10-26, 10-28, and 10-33t cassettes so you can make changes to your gearing based on the terrain, all while using the same rear derailleur.
- Force 1x version of SRAM's eTap group for rim brakes
- 10t starting cassette cog allows for a wider gear range
- Wireless connection is unique to each individual pairing
- Programmable to shift multiple cogs with one lever push
- Rechargeable derailleur battery affords 60 hours of ride time
- AXS integration stays on top of battery life and firmware updates
- Orbit rear derailleur damper is quiet and offers chain management
- Includes battery, charger, and a charging cord