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    Sram etap

    YEAH!!

    My new Sram Etap just arrived today, too bad Chinese New Year celebrations starts tomorrow and all the LBS will be on vacation. But it did arrive faster than I thought and still have not decided on the build yet. Have wheels no frame set yet.1.jpg2.jpg3.jpg4.jpg5.jpg6.jpg7.jpg8.jpg9.jpg10.jpg11.jpg12.jpg13.jpg

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    Nice! Would appreciate your feedback once installed.

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    Nice, my Road Shift Kit had an estimated shipping date of Feb 5, which has now passed. Oh well.

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    Such a beauty! hope to get mine soon...

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    Anyone out there riding with this groupset yet?

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    Yes I am riding my new Etap. here is my build and taking it out for a spin on my new shoes too!etap swork.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyORCA View Post
    Yes I am riding my new Etap. here is my build and taking it out for a spin on my new shoes too!etap swork.jpg
    So how do you like it? how's the battery life, charge time, etc?

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    Its been only 2 weeks and half was it raining in Taiwan. Its great I really like it alot and with the new RED is so much quieter. As for charging, it did not take a long time to charge and so far its still in green mode. Will try to update when I get a chance to charge it for the second time. The shifting is very fast but have to get used to the new left and right hands to shift the rear derailleur. I had problem when I went back to my Di2 the other day.

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    I just ordered mine after one short demo ride. I like it way better than Di2 for a number of reasons which are subjective: I like the ergonomics of the shifters better than Shimano; the shift logic took no time to get used to. Or at least it seemed easier than Di2 but, to be fair I have very little time with Shimano. However, in the short time on both systems the SRAM had less mis shifts; wireless=better sort of like 11 is better than 10; FD/RD batteries are identical (get you home in a pinch).

    edit for 10/11 speed compatibility.
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    My mechanic just ran into an issue with my build, but there are a few variables in play. I have a KMC chain and Rotor Q-Rings on a Ritchey steel frame with a clamp adapter. The chain keeps dropping on upshifts. He thinks it's the Q-Rings, but it might also be the chain or possibly even frame flex. Who knows?..

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    Already posted these photos in the Ritchey sub-forum, but I guess they should go in here too.





    Last edited by ceugene; 03-10-2016 at 02:48 AM.

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    Very clean. Was your mechanic able to sort out those issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroodi View Post
    Very clean. Was your mechanic able to sort out those issues?
    We decided to just use the default rings for now. My guess
    is I need a shim that moves the front derailleur back and and angled slightly counter-clockwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceugene View Post
    We decided to just use the default rings for now. My guess
    is I need a shim that moves the front derailleur back and and angled slightly counter-clockwise.
    Looks great man. With regards to the chain rings, I'm running Praxis. Wonder if there's any issues there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfinguru View Post
    Looks great man. With regards to the chain rings, I'm running Praxis. Wonder if there's any issues there?
    You shouldn't encounter any issues with round chainrings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceugene View Post
    You shouldn't encounter any issues with round chainrings.
    I currently have the gap between the front derailleur plate and tallest tooth of my big ring at about 4mm which is clearly outside SRAM's recommendation of 1-2mm. Oddly, when I tried adjusting the gap down to spec, the FD would no longer successfully shift up to the big ring when the chain was also riding the largest cog. Obviously going directly from 34x28 to 50x28 would never happen in real-world shifting, but I'm still wondering what the cause is. Do I need to rotate my braze-on/clamp adaptor so the derailleur sits more fore or aft?

    Shifts work perfectly at 4mm, so I guess shouldn't bother with it...

    e: Apparently SRAM sells an angled shim that helps with positioning the derailleur over compact chainrings? Wish this was included in the box...
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    check this out co Etap fans,,the guys from twohubs.com did some work around to shift the front derailuer in one hand by adding the etap blips, regardless if you're lefty or right handed,,so cool..

    https://youtu.be/SD-ad-CHcrg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bon_gabs View Post
    check this out co Etap fans,,the guys from twohubs.com did some work around to shift the front derailuer in one hand by adding the etap blips, regardless if you're lefty or right handed,,so cool..

    https://youtu.be/SD-ad-CHcrg
    Sometimes when I see guys do stuff like this I feel slightly dumb. That's pretty cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodys737 View Post
    I in the short time on both systems the SRAM had less mis shifts
    If you are having missed shifts on a Di2 setup, something is wrong. I have three Ui2 bikes and have had exactly zero 'mis' shifts.

    So you are saying that on your test ride, you had less than zero 'mis' shifts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migen21 View Post
    If you are having missed shifts on a Di2 setup, something is wrong. I have three Ui2 bikes and have had exactly zero 'mis' shifts.

    So you are saying that on your test ride, you had less than zero 'mis' shifts?
    Yeah sorry for he confusion...Di2 was set up fine and it's really nice. The mis shifting was more me just not being used to the tactile aspect of the buttons and all. All I know after installing etap on my bike today that etap is a much more intuitive and user friendly, better looking, lighter, better ergonomics, etc...than Di2 IMO.

    If I put Di2 on my bike I'd be dialed in with it after the first ride. Etap I was dialed in out the door. In no way am I dissing Di2 here. Both do the same thing very well. I just like etap much better.

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    Still on tender hooks here. My unit was due to arrive yesterday and got delivered to a wrong address 300 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by izza View Post
    Still on tender hooks here. My unit was due to arrive yesterday and got delivered to a wrong address 300 miles away.
    I'm still waiting as well - a few weeks late....

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroodi View Post
    I'm still waiting as well - a few weeks late....
    Got mine. Took a long time trying to fit to Scott Foil. Unsure it will work!! Putting the front mech to outer position, it does not move far enough to line up with outer chain ring. Have double checked and limit screw not affecting it.

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    Just something I found last week. It actually works but for now only on my Fenix HR. Hope it will work with the Edge soon.
    etap garmin.jpg

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    Garmin Edge eTap support was added weeks ago.

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