Cool Bits: Sram Red eTap

Dec 3, 2015 – SRAM, the lone mechanical-shifting holdout of the big three component brands, finally went electronic and just obsoleted the rest of the peloton’s electronic groups. Peloton Shifting wirelessly, with F1-inspired paddle shifting, Red eTap makes wires and multiple shift buttons feel so 2010. Using its own essentially…

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Dec 3, 2015 – SRAM, the lone mechanical-shifting holdout of the big three component brands, finally went electronic and just obsoleted the rest of the peloton’s electronic groups.

Peloton

Shifting wirelessly, with F1-inspired paddle shifting, Red eTap makes wires and multiple shift buttons feel so 2010.

Using its own essentially hack-proof wireless signal called Airea and going 1,000 kilometers between charges SRAM has gone to the head of the component class with a stunning product.

RED-eTap-FD

In true SRAM fashion, a complete group weighs less than 2,000 grams and since some manufacturers have told us they can shave as much as 80 grams from a frame without the need to reinforce cable holes, eTap saves even more weight.

$2,758; sram.com

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