Bike brands start to roll out Sram Red eTap AXS-equipped bikes

Sam Challis 6 Feb 2019 The Specialized Tarmac, Venge and the BMC Teammachine all get the 12-speed treatment and tasty paint schemes to match The 12-speed Sram eTap AXS groupset has now been officially released so, right on cue, the bike industry’s big names are presenting their eTap AXS-equipped models. Most brands offer Dura-Ace Di2 equivalents already so to distinguish the new options beyond the groupset, brands have devised eTap AXS-specific paint jobs that aim to complement the chrome-and-carbon looks of the groupset. BMC has chosen to match the black and carbon elements of the groupset by rolling out a stealthy, black-grey Teammachine SLR01 Disc while Specialized has taken a bolder approach, opting to accent the polished aluminium parts of eTap AXS with a shining silver scheme. It is a move that, in our opinion, suits the redesigned chainset of the groupset particularly well. Image 3 of 5 Image 3 ...

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