The world of bicycles is a sector that is accustomed to significant developments and great technological advances. More successful than others between final end user. What the American group has presented us will not leave us indifferent.
A couple of weeks ago, we witnessed the worldwide presentation of how Sram bets everything in electronics. 12 pinion, total compatibility between its products, new developments, possibility of configuration, two dishes or one, and an exquisite operation come together under the nomenclature of AXS, with which the American firm will give a lot to talk about.
From the predecessor Sram Red eTap, there is an expected renewal in which Sram goes well beyond, simply adding a new crown.
AXS is the denomination that is received from all the electronic components of Sram and now, as We have discussed previously, its common characteristic is the total compatibility between each other. With this, we would like to say, for example, that we could use mountain handles with the Red AXS road group, or even put change and cassette of the new Eagle AXS group with road handles to have an ultra short development.
At the level of connectivity, as it was already used with the previous eTap, the elements communicate wirelessly to each other through the AIRCA protocol and now, the new comes from the incorporation of Bluetooth communication, and allows us to customize so many possibility of configuration as we wish through its mobile application. You can connect with your smartphone either iOS or Android thanks to the APP of SRAM AX. Through it you will have to sign up as a user and from here you can configure your bike to your personal tastes. In this section, comment that the application also allows us to connect with the Quarq power meter.
At the operating level, it is remarkable the great speed when making multiple changes and the precision of the diverter, on the other hand, both the change and the diverter have improved its operation to achieve faster changes. Here plays a fundamental role the characteristic Yaw movement of the diverters, the Flattop chain and the ingenious Orbit system of its change.
Another aspect that we consider fundamental and relevant is that beyond the redesign of the group (visible improvement, ergonomic design) or this additional pinion in your cassette, what really marks a turning point in the SRAM groups is that their cassettes are only available for the XDR core, which is nothing more than the version for road maps of the XD core created by the brand to accommodate cassettes with a small pinion smaller than 11 teeth. In this way, all of its cassette options start with 10 teeth and, most importantly, it represents a total rupture of SRAM with the HG technology of Shimano, allowing them to completely change the paradigm of the developments that we use on the bike currently.
From AMBikes, we are eager to announce the imminent availability in the market of this new generation of the electronic group that we know will delight the users.