BULLETIN: New Wider Gearing for SRAM Force eTap AXS

As road riders are keep venturing further afield there's now endless limits of where they’re going; generally further and faster. And when the road stops, they keep going. One thing hasn’t changed: We want to push those boundaries without any distractions. Exploring new limits has never been easier.


New Wider Gearing for Force eTap AXS

It can be the steep kicker near the summit of a long climb. Or a multi-hour ride on roads that push you way out of your comfort zone. Sometimes you want a lower gear. Because having more range can be the key to thriving as the road points upward, SRAM Force eTap AXS now includes a 10-36t cassette and 43/30t chainring option. The new SRAM Force eTap AXS 43/30t crank and matching wide front derailleur also offer increased tyre clearance, opening the door to consistent and smooth shifting for the next evolution of drop bar bikes. Exploring new limits has never been easier.



Force XG-1270 Cassette - NEW 10-36t Version


The SRAM Force XG-1270 10-36t cassette is optimized for the precise shifting of eTap AXS and features our X-Range gearing technology. Smooth, quick shifting from 10t on up.

· Compatible with all 2x and 1x eTap AXS crankset, chainring, and front derailleur options

· X-Range gearing gives you more range and a smoother gear progression, so you’re always in the right gear

· Must be used with 36t max Force eTap AXS rear derailleur

· MINI CLUSTER construction reduces weight and increases durability

· Designed for XDR driver bodies

· All Zipp wheels starting from 2015 are XDR ready



Force eTap AXS Rear Derailleur - NEW 36t max version

Whether you ride 2x or 1x, tarmac or gravel, the new SRAM Force eTap AXS 36t max rear derailleur is made to take you further. Its additional low range cassette compatibility is complemented by Orbit damper technology for quiet, secure chain management over rough roads. It also capitalizes on large X-SYNC bearing-equipped pulleys for outstanding durability and efficiency.

· Compatible with all 2x and 1x eTap AXS crankset and chainring options

· Max 36t derailleur is compatible with 10-36, 10-33, and 10-28t cassettes

· Orbit chain management technology keeps the drivetrain quiet and secure

· SRAM AXS enabled, allowing easy control personalization

· Large X-SYNC pulleys for durability and efficiency

· Compatible with existing eTap batteries



Force eTap AXS Wide Front Derailleur


Designed specifically for wide spaced cranksets with 43/30t chainrings, the SRAM Force eTap AXS wide front derailleur provides consistent, smooth shifting performance for drivetrains with lower gearing. Its wider position on the bike also accommodates fatter tyres for venturing far beyond the well beaten path.

· For wide cranksets with 43/30t chainrings

· Clearance for 700x45c and 27.5x2.1" tyres

· Compatible with any frame designed for 2x drivetrains

· Crisp and accurate front shifts

· AXS enabled for easy personalization

· SRAM Yaw trimless cage technology with an optimized cage profile for new chainring combinations

· Compatible with existing eTap batteries



Force 43/30t Wide Crankset

Explore the most challenging routes on the newest crop of versatile and fun drop bar bikes with the SRAM Force 43/30t wide crankset. Shifting is smooth, accurate, and dependable using our proven X-Range gearing based around a tight 13t difference between the small and big chainrings. The wider stance of the chainrings expands 2x drivetrain bike capabilities by providing clearance for fatter tyres.

· Requires Force wide front derailleur

· X-Range gearing technology gives you more range and a smoother gear progression, so you’re always in the right gear

· Crisp and accurate front shifting

· Wide chainline crankset for bikes with up to 700x45c or 27.5x2.1" tyre widths (43/30t chainrings only)

· Longer DUB crank spindle accommodates both Road and MTB width frame bottom bracket standards for unmatched cross-compatibility across brands

· DUB bottom bracket adds durability and simplicity



SRAM HRD with Remote


Would that trail be easier on a mountain bike? Maybe. Is it more fun on a gravel bike? Definitely. For people who enjoy pushing the limits of what drop bar bikes can do, dropper posts are a key part of the puzzle. Our line of hydraulic disc brakes with seatpost remotes allow you to use your cable-actuated dropper post from your preferred hand position.

Force 1 Hydraulic Disc Brake with Seatpost Remote

So, you want to run a dropper post on your gravel bike? No problem: SRAM Force 1 HRD with seatpost remote is made for cable-actuated height adjustable seatposts. The paddle that’s usually assigned to a front derailleur (on a 2x lever set) now actuates your dropper post.

For 1x drivetrains only

Easy, ergonomic seatpost actuation from the hoods or drops

Clean cockpit setup

HydroR disc brake system

Reach Adjust to dial in brake

and seatpost lever fit

Low hand force required for braking


Rival 1 Hydraulic Disc Brake with Seatpost Remote

SRAM Rival 1 HRD with seatpost remote features a left shifter without ratcheting internals for controlling cable-actuated height adjustable seatposts. This control is mated to our popular HydroR disc brake for optimized stopping power and braking modulation, wherever the road may lead.

· For 1x drivetrains only

· Easy, ergonomic seatpost actuation from the hoods or drops

· Clean cockpit setup

· HydroR disc brake system

· Reach Adjust to dial in brake and seatpost lever fit

· Low hand force required for braking

Apex 1 Hydraulic Disc Brake with Seatpost Remote


The SRAM Apex 1 HRD with seatpost remote delivers versatile, high value performance for drop bar bikes—with a special twist: the left shift paddle controls cable-actuated height adjustable seatposts. This clean setup is mated to our popular HydroR disc brakes for optimized stopping power and braking modulation, wherever the road may lead.

· For 1x drivetrains only

· Easy, ergonomic seatpost actuation from the hoods or drops

· Clean cockpit setup

· HydroR disc brake system

· Reach Adjust to dial in brake and seatpost lever fit

· Low hand force required for braking



We will have the SRAM Wider Gearing for Force eTap AXS group under review shortly. Stay tuned for a more in-depth article about shifting, the new gear ratio ride, quality and overall performance. Find out more over on SRAM.