SRAM has launched the brand new 12-Speed groupset with red eTap AXS, but that isn’t the only thing that American brand is focusing on, there is plenty more to this groupset than meets the eye.
Shift cables were not included in the first SRAM’s eTap group .However the brand-new eTap AXS remains wireless, the big story is how it foresees gearing on drop-bar bicycles.
SRAM has left all the other cycles with an entirely new approach to gear ratios. Your easiest gear is easier, your hardest gear is harder, and the jumps in between are smoother. SRAM says the advanced cyclist is far not quite the same as the cyclist of old and all things considered has new demands for a drivetrain. The American brand has a new approach to gearing based around a 10-tooth sprocket.
SRAM says “Eagle AXS™ brings the real benefits of wireless electronic shifting to the mountain bike. On a deeper level, it offers discerning riders unprecedented personalization and control of the drivetrain.”
The eTap AXS wireless system control communications between the controls and the derailleur or dropper across SRAM’s own proprietary network. It’s not Bluetooth, but you’ll be using Bluetooth to customize your setup by your smartphone. Every eTap AXS component is waterproof to an IPX7 rating.
53×39, 11-25/28, professional
52×36, 11-28, passionate/racer
50×34, 11-32, sporting/ casual rider
Instead, SRAM offers:
50×37, 10-26, professional
48×35, 10-28, passionate / racer
46×33, 10-33, sporting / casual rider
Source : SRAM