SRAM'S NEW E-TAP SHIFTS QUICKLY, QUIETLY AND WIRELESS-LY !
In the quest for making life easier, Sram hit the target right in the yellow ! The new Red E-Tap offers easy set up and adjustability, and the lack of wires or cables gives every bike a cleaner, crisper look !
The new E-tap shifts with a little movement on the paddles versus STI or Double Tap, but after about an hour of use, it will become invisible. The e-tap levers, in our opinion, are far easier to use than di2 as they have a larger paddle that is easier to locate, especially if you are riding with cold-weather full finger gloves . For steep climbs , E Tap is also available in a lager mid-cage size now that can accept up to a 32 tooth cassette, which is really helpful in the mountains.
We assemble and ship this group on your new Sampson, and include the charging dock and instructions , though it is very straight forward! One of the nice features of the E-tap is that the batteries can be swapped in seconds between the front and rear derailleur, and you can buy spares if this is a big concern.
The E-tap Red carbon cranks feature a light and stiff carbon arm, and typically we run 50/34 rings but you can select 53/39 if you like, and the new Red mechanical brake set offers top level performance with excellent modulation and lever feedback . If you prefer, we can substitute the standard cranks for the Sram/Quark crank set, or the Pioneer cranks, so you obtain a state of the art power meter with the new bike, and only pay the small difference between power and standard cranks.
In addition to the light weight and responsive shifting, we deck out your bike with the Stratics 35 bar and stem, a Stratics post, Stratics carbon saddle, and a set of the HED Ardennes SL wheels with Conti 4000s tires for a bike that delivers every watt into power ! From world-class racing to simply getting to the top of the mountain first, this package will get you there. Custom built comfort, world class power and super low weight are yours with any Sampson frame you choose !
NOTE- THIS PACKAGE MAY ONLY BE ORDERED WITH A SAMPSON FRAME AND FORK!