Biggest Bike Tech of 2016 is SRAM RED eTap


Move over road discs, this year SRAM owns 100% of the bike technology spotlight with the RED eTap wireless groupset. While the eTap HydroR is certainly forthcoming, the wireless group will initially be mated to mechanical caliper brakes.

For the 2016 racing season, we can expect to see both Katusha and AG2R La Mondiale at the World Tour level and a host of other Pro Continental and women’s teams riding SRAM’s new wireless group. After nearly a full season of testing last year, it’s great to see Red eTap unveiled and already-proven at such a high level. And, I’m sure the eTap HydroR will make its debut early in 2016 — perhaps at the Spring Classics (we hope).

For those of us who are curious about just how easy it will be to setup and configure eTap, our friends at VeloNews have created a video featuring SRAM’s marketing tech guru, Nate Newton. This video walks through an actual installation and it’s just plain awesome. We can’t wait to see and ride this new groupset in the wild.

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A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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