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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:49 am 
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Hi all,
I'm looking of purchasing sram etap for my race bike. I'll be on a standard 53-39 chainset and am debating whether to go wifli or not. I don't really see myself racing with anything bigger than a 28, I only used bigger in one race till now. However if the wifli rear mech runs well with an 11-25 and 11-28 I'd prefer to go this way as I like the idea of throwing in a 30 or 32 for foreign holidays. Anyone with any experience? I'd really appreciate some input.
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Cathal.

Ps- first post here but long time lurker! I love this forum.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:09 pm 
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WiFli rear derailleurs have no issues with lower capacity cassettes.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:11 pm 
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Begs the question why they then bother making a non Wifli version in the first place... weight?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:18 pm 
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Thanks for that. It's just what I wanted to hear, wifli it is so.
And why do they still make a non-wifli option????


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:26 pm 
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The marketing blurb says the weight difference is +11g for WiFli. According to the individual product descriptions its 3g... either way, not what you'd call a big difference.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Some people don't like the look of a long cage derailleur and some claim that they can discern a slightly worse shifting behaviour.

I am not one of those though, using Red22 WiFli.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:25 pm 
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the wifli works perfect with 11-25


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 pm 
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if you have the standard rear derailleur you cant buy a long cage to make it a wifli. you have to buy an entire new wifli derailleur. $600


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:43 pm 
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Bliquid wrote:
The marketing blurb says the weight difference is +11g for WiFli. According to the individual product descriptions its 3g... either way, not what you'd call a big difference.


Maybe an additional few grams of weight reduction with a link or two less chain due to the shorter cage?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:59 pm 
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I've used a wifli mechanical RD with an 11-25 and it did not shift as well as with a regular mechanical RD. Slightly less crisp. I'm not sure if eTap would be better in this regard. I'm currently on regular eTap but have not tried the wifli version.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:19 pm 
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gospastic wrote:
I've used a wifli mechanical RD with an 11-25 and it did not shift as well as with a regular mechanical RD. Slightly less crisp.


This was my experience as well. The WiFli didn't shift quite as well as the regular version when running smaller cassettes.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:08 pm 
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I run etap wifli with an 11-26 cassette and have had no issues at all. SRAM recommends using the etap wifli with an 11-26 to 11-32 cassette


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