sram road 1x12 speed coming in April

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Ettore
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by Ettore

I really hope it's going to be eTAP. That would mean that my next bike has precisely ZERO visible cables and wires. Plus, since it's gonna be a flats racer, a single aero oval chainring by absoluteBLACK will suit me nicely.

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Marin
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by Marin

For eTap it's just a software update, and you can bet they'll introduce it at the top end.

AFAIK their mechanical shifter internals are all identical, so they'll just have to upgrade the right hand ratchet - also a simple upgrade. If the derailleurs stay Exact Actuation, they don't need to change either.

Ettore
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by Ettore

There will need to be an eTAP (RED?) RD with a clutch to prevent the chain from dropping.. At the moment the 3T Strada bikes of Aqua Blue Sport use Sram Force 1. Mechanical shifting..

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by wingguy

Marin wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:50 am
For eTap it's just a software update,
Not for 1x. No way are they going to release an eTap 1x derailleur that doesn't also have a clutch, 12t narrow/wide pulleys and a straight parallelogram body.

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Lelandjt
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by Lelandjt

So far Sram has said Etap and clutches don't play well together. That's why we haven't seen an Etap MTB group yet despite years of waiting. Weird though since Shimano has no problem getting their servos and "damage control software" to work with the clutch.

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by Ritxis

Marin wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:50 am
For eTap it's just a software update, and you can bet they'll introduce it at the top end.

AFAIK their mechanical shifter internals are all identical, so they'll just have to upgrade the right hand ratchet - also a simple upgrade. If the derailleurs stay Exact Actuation, they don't need to change either.
Hardware thing. no software

Marin
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by Marin

Hmm, probably true, they won't admit that road 1x doesn't need a clutch. Shame as it's obviously useless but adds 100g.

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by Heffe

I would guess that the 1 x 12 controls and brakes will be based on the new etap HRD lever shape and brakes - why wouldn't it? and a clutch rear derailleur...

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by wheelsONfire

Can't find anything proving 1*12 road is ongoing?
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by TobinHatesYou

wheelsONfire wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 5:24 pm
Can't find anything proving 1*12 road is ongoing?
There was no proof. It was just James Huang of CyclingTips betting on a Sea Otter announcement. Looks like we will have to wait until Eurobike now for the next opportunity.

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by spartan

Sram has not updated the mechanical road groups in over 6 years. they need new product. all they emphasize is 1x system

https://www.sram.com/sram/road/family/sram-red
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by TobinHatesYou

spartan wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 12:56 am
Sram has not updated the mechanical road groups in over 6 years. they need new product. all they emphasize is 1x system

https://www.sram.com/sram/road/family/sram-red

Yep. I had the same thoughts 3 weeks ago.

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

A bit strange that Sram hasn't a 1*12 road out by now!?
1*12 is the only thing that "possibly" could sway me over from 2*11.

Off topic concerning Sram 1*12.... But
It seems Campa is leading the development now with 2*12 speed in both mechanical and EPS.
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by darnellrm

Can someone tell me again - what is wrong with a front derailleur?

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Sure, the front derailleur became a large thing to whine about once 1*11 came out.
I remember when it was 3*8/ 3*9 etc and then 2*10 came and after that 2*11.
All in all, less gear. Now we're soon back to typical city bikes.
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