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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:07 am 
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Wait, aesthetics over functionality? At this rate, humanity will go extinct!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:52 am 
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euan wrote:
To be the only groupset series that is properly offering usable reach adjustment.


Wasn't a fan of original eTap's reach adjustment, it just pre-tensioned the brake cable. Now that I'm on eTap HRD, I'm a lot happier. The brake lever reach adjustment actually just hinges the handle toward you, but the lever throw / contact point adjustment is separate.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:24 pm 
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Seedster wrote:
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Mech Red is now a few years old and only saw an aesthetic. . .


Nothing aesthetic about SRAM stuff. Ugliest group out there along with the new Dura Ace with that hideously gigantic rear derailleur.LOL


Hate to agree, but i feel the same way. Whatever they come out with, they need help with its appearance. They need to black out E-Tap pronto.

eTap is actually the first SRAM road group that I find pleasing to the eye, the silver/black looks good and its obviously pretty clean without cables. I'm a diehard Shimano guy but I think its better looking than R91xx.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:11 pm 
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morganb wrote:
eTap is actually the first SRAM road group that I find pleasing to the eye, the silver/black looks good and its obviously pretty clean without cables. I'm a diehard Shimano guy but I think its better looking than R91xx.


Agreed. The other problem is that while Force looks okay, Rival and Apex look awful. It's almost like they purposely made them look crap to try and push people to Red.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:24 pm 
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For me the silver-black doesnt look good. I prefer a full black groupset.
Hoping Sram will come with a full black Red-mech with new rimbrakes


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:42 pm 
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Just cut the price of etap a little to broaden its market and then eliminate the mech group.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:00 pm 
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No thanks mechanical for me. I refuse to charge my derailleurs. Etap to me is just another option, not an upgrade from mechanical red.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:08 pm 
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As said earlier a 12 speed 1 X road groupset.
Even with the double with have compact, mid compact and standard.
I'd expect 3 cassette and crank sizes hopefully covering a similar spread.
I love the look of 1X.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:55 pm 
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I still have my bikes on 10s Red. It's the lightest :)

So for mechanical Red I'd like to see it get lighter to maintain and emphasize its point of difference, but I don't see that happening.

What would be good would be an eTap v2 that undercuts the weight of mechanical... put the batteries on a cortisol diet.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:20 pm 
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I can see the next iteration of eTap getting lighter/quicker and the current eTap becoming Force level. Supporting a 1x12 would be cool too


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