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25th October 2016 #21It doesn't matter how many times you fall down, its how times many you get back up that count.
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25th October 2016 #23
- Join Date
- Oct 2016
Just to throw another bike in the mix, does anybody know much about the super six hi-mod e-tap?? Weight etc, what are the HG wheels like??
25th October 2016 #24
Last edited by coolboarder; 26th October 2016 at 9:24 AM. Reason: typoIt doesn't matter how many times you fall down, its how times many you get back up that count.
26th October 2016 #25
I run etap on my RB1K ..( and apart from the first few niggles)..it's been a joy to use all summer ...it doesn't take long to get used to the selection process, the set is super easy if your fitting it yourself....and probably best of all , it can be linked up to a garmin (520 and above) so you can see what gear your ( not really very useful ) but it also tells you when you battery is running low...!!
the only downside to etap is ....... the gear change happens 0.5 sec after the tap...which according to SRAM to save battery power but hopefully when the first update comes along this will change.
26th October 2016 #26It doesn't matter how many times you fall down, its how times many you get back up that count.
26th October 2016 #27
- Join Date
- May 2014
The eTap system looks like the business for electronic shifting, I like the fact its wireless. Are the batteries in the shiters, front and rear mechs independently or is there a central battery supply?
I was thinking the other day it would be handy if an electronic system could recognise and automatically combine front and rear combos optimally, maybe even using GPS data to pre-empt shifting, or simply keeping you in a cadence range."Training is also a battle" - Kim Jong-Un
26th October 2016 #28
An alternative may be the new FSA electronic system which is kind of a hybrid between the two: wireless shifters but the mechs wired to a common battery which sits on the front mech.
But with SRAM introducing 12 speeds on their MTB gears, how long will it be before we see this on road bikes? Maybe I'll sit tight on the Dura Ace and see what develops. However, unless they have built in obsolescence it should be easy to re-program electronic systems for any speed you want.
So much food for thought.It doesn't matter how many times you fall down, its how times many you get back up that count.
26th October 2016 #29
The advantage the etap has over shimano is as the battery's wear down you can swap the front mech for the rear mech giving you full use of the gears again ..and because the battery's are small , carrying a spare is no hardship .
battery charge is only 30/40mins and the levers have cr32 watch type battery's which will last around 2 years before a change is needed....and this is why I got them TBH ....As the thought that I would have to charged up 4 lots of battery's didn't appeal to me....
26th October 2016 #30