Red eTap AXS 1x Aero Groupset
SRAM didn't forget its legion of tri and TT cyclists when it recently redesigned its premier road components. With the Red eTap AXS 1x Aero Groupset, you can get your current aero machine or a brand new ride going with its 1x electronic components. With this group, it provides 2 Blips and 2 Clics, which serve as shifters, allowing you placement at the end of the aero extension and a custom location on the base bar. These shifters plug into its Blipbox where it sends a signal to the rear derailleur that has some chain management thrown in to help with the security of this 1x setup. As with the standard road fare, this intuitive new groupset is more than just a 12th cog, it also allows for easy customization of the components, thanks to its AXS integration, and it will even play with SRAM's AXS Eagle mountain bike components should you be building an aero monster cross rig. Also by removing the constraints of shift cables and housing, it makes it way easier to travel with.
This group includes an AXS BlipBox, 2 Blips, 2 Clics, rear Red eTap AXS derailleur with battery, a battery charger, and a charging cord. You will still need to purchase a crank, bottom bracket, cassette, brakes, and chain to complete the group.
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 customization of the Blips and Clics and the numbers of up or downshifts when the buttons are held down. Additionally, it allows you to view battery status, set maintenance reminders, and update the firmware. AXS even lets you mix and match road and mountain bike components for a completely customized ride.
What makes this group its 1x Aero offering is the addition of its BlipBox and Blips and Clics that integrate into the AXS enable electronics for the ultimate in personalization. It mounts inside a stem faceplate cap, feed box, or frame for limitless aero configurations. Using existing eTap Blips and Clics, the BlipBox features two ports per side. The eTap AXS BlipBox allows you to replace your standard drop bar shift levers with SRAM’s simple and intuitive eTap shifting system for an entirely customized riding experience.
The rear derailleur also gets some exciting 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.
- One-by eTap version of SRAM's electronic shifting for aero build
- Shifters are replaced with Blips and Clics allowing for personalization
- The Blipbox allows for a wireless connection to the app and derailleur
- Shifts multiple cogs with one button push
- Rechargeable derailleur batteries afford 60 hours of runtime
- AXS integration allows for customization and firmware updates
- Orbit rear derailleur damper better retains the chain and is quieter
- Includes battery, charger, and charging cord