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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    Jenson and Competitive Cyclist - End of season blow out For most of us the season never really ends, we just switch to another style of racing or put on heavier jerseys. For some though, this means getting in new inventory and getting some of the previous season's gear moving. So don't worry...
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    SRAM unveils its new family of 12-speed electronic components for road, cx, gravel, and mtb, called AXS Editor's Note: This post was written by Mtbr contributor Andrew Yee, who runs Cyclocross Magazine. A modified version was originally published on www.cxmagazine.com. What is it The line...
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    Claimed to deliver great power and superior feel, the S-900 is the first direct mount brake in the SRAM lineup. The synchronizer, which adjusts the pads for simultaneous engagement, is an offset design rather than centrally located. This location greatly reduces splay force, or energy that is...
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    Specialized Power Pro Elaston Saddle The Big Red S replaced the traditional PU padding with an Elaston foam construction that's made up of small beads that are expanded into the foam. The result, says Specialized, is the feeling off sitting on a thousand miniature pillows rather than one piece...
  5. Components, Wrenching
    RoadBikeReview tested SRAM's eTap group in all kinds of conditions, including very cold... What is it Someday we'll all look back on the notion of cable and wire-actuated bicycle shifting as a cute relic of the past. Gone will be the myriad frame holes (and internal routing headaches)...
  6. Components, Wrenching
    WiFLi is short for "Wider, Faster, Lighter." It's SRAM's way of denoting components that offer a more spaced-out gear range with a cassette. Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. If you've done any drivetrain shopping lately...
  7. Components, Wrenching
    Claimed weight is 960 grams (derailleurs, batteries, shift-brake controls and calipers, and rotors). Kit price is $2204. Among the biggest announcements at last week's Eurobike trade show (though not a surprising one) was SRAM's unveiling of a disc brake version of its Red eTap drivetrain. The...
  8. Components, Wrenching
    Our test whip was this stealth Cannondale SuperSix Evo with SRAM Red eTap drivetrain and the very high end ($3100) Zipp 404 NSW carbon fiber wheels. Hard not to enjoy the ride (click to enlarge). The first thing you notice about a SRAM Red eTap equipped bike isn't how smooth or easily it...
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    The Le Champion Titanium Inferno has a titanium frame and is kitted with a full SRAM Red eTap wireless drivetrain and will be available for $3199 (click to enlarge). Motobecane has made quite a name for themselves by producing some of the most affordable bikes with really good components spec...
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    The affected Zipp 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8 aluminum front hubs are identifiable by the presence of a separable flange ring (click to enlarge). Component maker SRAM has issued recalls for wheels featuring select Zipp aluminum front hubs and some Zipp quick releases. The Zipp 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8 hubs...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Shifting is a simple matter of one click for easier, one click for harder, and a double click to move the chain on the big chainring. We tracked the progress of SRAM Red eTap wireless electronic shifting drivetrain from development to release to install. The new technology also earned a spot...
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    MSRP is $9500, though we fully expect these five bikes to fetch quite a bit more (click to enlarge). If you want to be the first cyclist on your block with a brand new SRAM eTap equipped Specialized S-Works Tarmac, now is your chance. Starting February 16 at 8 a.m., the California-based bike...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    The first step in the process is pairing the system, so that shifters, front derailleur and rear derailleur can all communicate (click to enlarge). Just as you would expect, SRAM's new eTap wireless electronic shifting drivetrain is fairly simple to set up. That's what happens when you do away...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    SRAM's new wireless electronic shifting system is arguably the most significant cycling tech innovation of the last several years (click to enlarge). With the end of the year fast approaching, it's time to look back on the best in cycling technology from 2015. To lend us a hand is the gang from...
  15. Components, Wrenching
    The new Dogma F8W will be available in just the pictured red-white color scheme starting in January 2016. Official pricing has yet to be released, but expect this new super bike to push above $11,000 (click to enlarge). Credit Pinarello as the first of the major bike makers to unveil a 2016...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    SRAM's new wireless shifting electronic drivetrain was just one of the show stoppers at this year's Interbike trade show. "What's the best thing you saw?" It's the No. 1 question we hear after every trade show. And here is our answer. The following - in our collective opinion - represents the...
  17. Components, Wrenching
    Cost of the complete groupset will run $2758 (click to enlarge). After an extended development and testing period, SRAM has finally launched its new wireless electronic groupset for road bikes called Red eTap. Shifters and derailleurs communicate with each other via SRAM's own encryption...
  18. General Cycling Discussion
    We spent an extended day on this Specialized Diverge with 1x shifting (click to enlarge). If you're in doubt about the viability of 1x drivetrains for road, consider the following list of manufacturers, which SRAM says has committed to spec'ing at least some of its model year 2016 bikes with...
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    Chainline and chain security are two of the system's highlight features (click to enlarge). Were it not for the disclaimer at the bottom of the press release, which states in part that SRAM "remains completely committed to 2x drivetrains," one might get the impression that the Chicago-based...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    The U.S. Trek Factory Racing team's riders will choose from the Madone, Domane and Emonda. With the 2015 WorldTour race season well underway, it's time to take a look at the bikes and gear that will propel the fastest men on two wheels as they roar across the roads of Europe and beyond. Some...
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