SRAM Force eTap AXS groupset 1/12-speed road rim brake
You asked. We listened. eTap is now available for Force. SRAM Force eTap AXS offers the key features of RED eTap AXS—modern gearing, advanced chain management, and easy personalization—in a more affordable package. Exploring new limits has never been easier. SRAM Force eTap AXS—Simply Beyond.
Always in the right gear
X-Range gearing offers wider range and closer progression, so you’re always in the right gear.
3 new chainring sets and 3 new cassettes that cover all riders’ needs, from WorldTour to endurance and gravel.
X-Range achieves this by moving some of the gear range from the front of the drivetrain to the back. That is, we’ve employed a smaller, consistent difference (13 teeth) between the chainrings
while giving the cassettes wider range (up to 10-33, or 330%!).
That means you can stay on the same ring longer
, requiring fewer front shifts, which are inherently less efficient than rear shifts. And when a front shift is executed, the smaller jump is smoother and allows you to get to the right cadence with fewer compensation shifts in the rear. Fewer, faster front shifts makes it easier for you to find the right gear
, and that’s a distinct performance advantage relative to traditional drivetrains.
You might notice that X-Range relies on cassettes built around a 10-tooth start. This allows us to keep the cogs and chainrings smaller overall,eliminating the potential weight gain
of a wide-range 11-tooth start drivetrain. And the smaller package reduces system complexity. Only one rear derailleur is required to cover all our chainring and cassette combinations. So, if you’re a flatlander who likes a tight-range cassette, you only need to swap your cassette and chain for a mountain tour. With X-Range, getting everything you’ve always wanted in a drivetrain has never been simpler.
Quiet, Secure and Smooth
Orbit chain management and the Flattop chain give a reassuringly quiet, secure and smooth ride.
is a new, patented design that consists of a silicone fluid damper with a one-way valve that controls the rear derailleur cage’s counter-clockwise rotation. This prevents the lower derailleur pulley from moving forward
when bumps in the road cause g-force spikes that pull the chain downward. The damped cage rotation keeps the drivetrain quiet and helps prevent the chain from derailing off the chainring.
To gain a wider gear range with smaller gearing steps, the chain has to get narrower. With Flattop
, we’ve added material on the flat side of the chain plates to strengthen every link. The Hard Chrome surface treatment on the pins, inner plates, and rollers also extends the life of the chain and keeps it shifting precisely over the long haul. Additionally, Flattop chains feature longer wearing large diameter rollers that help deliver the same drivetrain efficiency as our 11-speed drivetrains. All of these technologies together have enabled us to engineer a narrower 12-speed chain that lasts 36% longer than our 11-speed chains.
AXS offers unparalleled control, personalization and insight into your bicycle’s performance.
AXS lets you connect your AXS-enabled components to an app. Everything speaks the same language, and you can even combine road and mountain bike parts to build the party bike of your dreams.
Wireless controls open the door to new levels of customization. With AXS, you can personalize your component behavior to match your riding style and preferences. Turn on enhanced shifting modes, or reassign shifting actions.
AXS allows you to monitor your bike’s performance and readiness. It’s an easy way to keep tabs on your battery levels—including the CR2032 batteries in eTap shift levers—and keep AXS component firmware up-to-date.
Aftermarket groupset includes rear derailleur, front derailleur (if applicable), shift-brake controls, disc brake calipers (if applicable), rotors (if applicable), battery(s), and charger. Full groupset pricing includes rim brake calipers (if applicable), crankset/power meter, bottom bracket, cassette, and chain.