SRAM eTap Electronic Aero Groupset
If you are looking to for the next big thing in the world of cycling then you may just have found it in the SRAM eTap Electronic Aero Groupset. This wireless system removes unnecessary clutter from your bike, leaving just the elegant essentials for wireless shifting. This set includes a pair of Blips and box, front derailleur with battery (Braze-On), rear derailleur with battery (short cage), Battery charger and cord, USB stick and quick start guide.
With well over 500,000 miles of testing, including multiple Grand Tours, the eTap is ready for the road. The system connects via SRAM proprietary AIREA wireless protocol. This system uses incredibly secure 128-bit encryption, similar to the one used by cash point machines, so security is not an issue.
Perhaps the most ingenious part of the eTap system are the Blips. The set includes two pairs of Blips; one for the left side and one for the right. These small little shifting pads can be placed anywhere you desire including under your bar tape for a minimalist yet cutting-edge shifting setup.
Also included is the BlipBox. This central box does away with the clutter of many other electronic systems providing a central hub for the four Blips to be plugged into. The simple plus and minus buttons on the junction box also act as shifters, allowing you an almost infinitesimal range of shifting configurations.
Next, the eTap rear derailleur. With this derailleur shifting up or down the rear cassette happens instantly. Unbelievably easy to set up, the mechanical properties such as the carbon pulley cage, ceramic pulley bearing and high polish alloy blend perfectly with the proprietary electronic system. At just 215 grams, without the battery, this derailleur still maintains a very slim profile and the medium cage fits a 28t maximum sprocket cassette.
The front derailleur continues the lightweight theme at just 163 grams without the battery. Working seamlessly with the wireless protocol, this derailleur utilises SRAM's cutting-edge YAW technology that makes automatic adjustments throughout the gear range without the need for a rider's input.
SRAM's eTap system is compatible with all SRAM 22 cranksets, chains, chainrings, brakes and cassettes and the IP67 standard means it is both dust and water-tight when submerged to a depth of 1 metre for 30 minutes.
Both the front and rear derailleur batteries are included. These batteries are interchangeable and provide up to 1000 kilometres of riding per charge. The included USB battery recharger brings the batteries up to capacity in just 45 minutes and the system automatically powers up or goes into sleep mode when the bike is moving or stationary.
Finally, the USB dongle allows you to easily update the system's firmware from your computer.
- 650mm Blips x4
- Blip Box
- Rear Derailleur and battery
- Front Derailleur and battery
- Charger and cord
- USB Stick and Quick Start Guide