When will you buy eTap AXS?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

The question is when...?

Poll ended at Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:50 am

Right NOW!
8
3%
Soon, when I get a better deal.
10
3%
April, when Force eTap AXS would appear.
18
6%
Want it, but no plan.
46
16%
My current groupset is just fine.
198
69%
Never! Single Speed FTW!
7
2%
 
Total votes: 287

NickJHP
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by NickJHP

r2-bike have the eTap rim brake upgrade kit for €1100 (FD, RD, shifters, battery charger), and the HRD upgrade kit (FD, RD, hydraulic shifters, battery charger, flat mount calipers also) for about €350 more.

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Stendhal
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by Stendhal

Kjetil wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:14 am
Noctiluxx wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:52 am
I will buy it when Shimano and Campagnolo file for bankrupcy.
This.
Perhaps one of those dominoes may fall.

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Kjetil
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People keep forgetting that Fulcrum is a rather large brand in OEM.
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zirxo
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by zirxo

NickJHP wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:44 am
r2-bike have the eTap rim brake upgrade kit for €1100 (FD, RD, shifters, battery charger), and the HRD upgrade kit (FD, RD, hydraulic shifters, battery charger, flat mount calipers also) for about €350 more.
bike-components have the upgrade kit for ~€1050.

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Want it when THM provides a suitable crankset and Carbon-Ti does compatible rings. Don't need a power meter.
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by mattr

Kjetil wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:14 am
Noctiluxx wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:52 am
I will buy it when Shimano and Campagnolo file for bankrupcy.
This.
SRAM will have to discontinue almost all their other groupsets as well........

mattr
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by mattr

TBH, this has just made me revisit rebuilding of one of my old race bikes (Principia RS6 Pro.) with a campag groupset.

Marin
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by Marin

I'm staying with 1x11 for the foreseeable future. Even 1x12 mechanical doesn't seem very interesting.

I ride 10-42 cassettes most of the time, and my road-only cassette (3T 9-32) has more range than a 10-33 already.

upacs
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by upacs

Not happening, they've lost the plot. May grab eTap11 if I find a good bargain though

ichobi
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by ichobi

The eTap 11 is still amazing. If you run rim brake and tune your gear well enough there is not enough conceivable performance upgrade to justify the eTap 12. Not to mention the old gen is way lighter. I have a set of eTap 12 for review and am still reluctant if I would buy them for my disc bike all things considered.

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Seedster
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by Seedster

Noctiluxx wrote:I will buy it when Shimano and Campagnolo file for bankrupcy.

Hahahaha. I believe we share the same ethos


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ParisCarbon
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by ParisCarbon

Never.. Im waiting (impatiently) for EPS 12 for my SL6 and Venge.... Come on Campy Ive got a pocket full of $ for you...

glepore
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by glepore

Nope. It was all good when stuff was cross compatible. Now the manu's are going to eat their young in a market that's already failing. Consumers don't want another bb standard, unique chain, freehub bodies that are unique yada. The sweetspot of 11 is that all the big 3's cassettes etc are interchangeable.

Don't get me started on integrated chainrings and pm's. I'm a guy who's never in 30 yrs actually worn out a chainring, but still the idea makes me churn.
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Shrike
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by Shrike

Have the road and TT bike on eTap 11, so it'd be hideously expensive to upgrade both though I'd love that extra range. Dreamy.

I am curious about a force option for the gravel bike though I don't actually believe it'll be cheap. Will be over a £1000 I bet and maybe not a sensible option for a beater, touring and wet weather training bike that's getting tons of abuse. For me I'm looking for something around 500 to 600 quid when it's reduced. Would love to ditch the cables though, people usually think wireless is best for their posh bike, but to me it makes more sense on bikes that get tons of abuse to save you dealing with so much cable wear and indexing and cleaning.

rollinslow
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by rollinslow

I really thought this would be an improvement on the first gen etap....instead it's just a mess of electronics and more compatibility issues such as needing an xdr hub. Not to mention the throw-away power meter when you need new chain rings. Campy did 12 speed right, and I think Shimano will roast sram when the next gen arrives. Bike Radar gave etap 5/5 stars btw....I wonder how much bias there is in that review.

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