SRAM 2019?

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ooo
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by ooo

new etap hrd shifters (setup for 1x) vs old red etap hrd shifters (setup for 2x) on Wout van Aert bike:

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Sram Force (Laurens Sweeck) vs Sram prototype eTap HRD (Wout van Aert) shifters:

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by wheelsONfire

Is this such a great idea?
What about if you would like to go 2*11 at anytime?
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by TobinHatesYou

I’m not sure I understand what is being implied. Physically those levers look the same except the artwork. eTap RD shifting requires paddles on both shifters, blips, a combination or custom momentary switches. Unless the “new” shifters have a rocker or some physical behavior, this doesn’t seem very newsworthy.

jih
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by jih

wheelsONfire wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:05 am
Is this such a great idea?
What about if you would like to go 2*11 at anytime?
If your frame has a front mech hanger (or is round tubes), add a front mech and a double chainset and should be good to go.

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by jlok

so the photos imply Red eTap likely being rebadged to Force level 1x12?
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by RocketRacing

I got a red etap wifli at a good price season end. I fgured distributers were probably cleanning our the road gear in prep for winter.

I also figured it was about time for something new from sram for road etap... given shimano just updated di2 in a big way, and 2015 was the etap debuit.

I predict that etap goes more Black visually, 11 or 12 speed, and force goes etap also as a competitor to ultegra. Expect clutches for 1x setups.

I suspect marginal weight losses, better battery life, and possibly more automated shift options similar to di2 offerings. Like being to sett up auto front dreailer shifts if you hit a cross chain threshold. And rear adjustmants to minimize gear changes when you swap the fronts.

With the 12x also expect the pimp gold chains.

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by DartanianX

I've had the pleasure of seeing the new group-set / quarq being ridden around and it is very very nice!

Expect to see it on some pre-season shots of the two SRAM world tour teams soon.

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by mrlobber

Anything more specific under the "very very nice" description?
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by jlok

Maybe some yes/no questions like...

Was the very very nice groupset you saw using the current free hub designs like XDR, Micro Spline or just the same 11-speed free hub?
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JScycle
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by JScycle

jlok wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:35 am
Maybe some yes/no questions like...

Was the very very nice groupset you saw using the current free hub designs like XDR, Micro Spline or just the same 11-speed free hub?
That's not a yes/no question :wink:

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by TobinHatesYou

DartanianX wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:40 am
I've had the pleasure of seeing the new group-set / quarq being ridden around and it is very very nice!

Expect to see it on some pre-season shots of the two SRAM world tour teams soon.
There’s two? Are we including the women’s tour or did a men’s team switch?

ooo
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by ooo

2018 season only 1 team, 2019 season no info

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ichobi
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by ichobi

1.Nice as in "nice looking/design?"

2. Is it competitive tech-wise compared to da di2?

Just yes or no :p
DartanianX wrote:I've had the pleasure of seeing the new group-set / quarq being ridden around and it is very very nice!

Expect to see it on some pre-season shots of the two SRAM world tour teams soon.
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by DartanianX

SRAM will be sponsoring Trek Factory Racing and Katusha next year.

Guys in the industry watch these forums and mentioning anything that would damage the launch of a potential new Sram group-set means I won't get to find out about the other new group-set.

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by DartanianX

ichobi wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:45 am
1.Nice as in "nice looking/design?"

2. Is it competitive tech-wise compared to da di2?

Just yes or no :p
I bleed blue, I love Shimano gear but if you were on the fence it will be giving Di2 a run for it's money on the above points.

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