Thanks for the info. I feel the same. I was originally thinking DA 9000 mechanical for the Focus Cayo build I am working on, but I am really interested in SRAM etap due to the weight and functionality. I am hoping I can piece together a set for a bit less than the $2700 they are listing as MSRP.Can't help on your question. Always been put off Di2 and EPS because of all the wiring/frame complications. This is the first time I've been interested in electronic because it will work on any frame.
Their site has everything listed with "early 2016 as the date https://www.sram.com/sram/road/family/sram-red-etap
Yeah, I saw that this morning. I am definitely interested in going eTap long term. After mulling it over and realizing that I really don't want to go through the process of selling stuff off and then replacing it, I have decided to just equip my Caad10 with mechanical Ultegra 6800 or Ultegra Di2 and then make eTap part of my next carbon bike build. That way I don't have to delay my current project any further and it provides time for the price on eTap to come down a little and/or for a Force version to come out. I am about 99% that's what I am going to do.Competitve cyclist has it... $1600 for brifters, FD, RD, batteries and charger.
SRAM Red eTap Road Shift Kit | Competitive Cyclist