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BOTM: U.P. ELECTRIFIED with new SRAM AXS - part 3

Andy Kessler - 26-Feb-2019
The U.P. electrified has created quite some buzz. I personally really think that the launch of the AXS groupsets is a milestone for SRAM. Not only the technical details of the groupset but also the way they have launched: to have product available in the market for people to test on the day that it becomes public is great, but to keep it secret until the launch day that is almost a miracle in this industry...



I like the simplicity of the setup of shifters and derailleurs. Even an electronic greenhorn like myself can install and pair the system in a couple of minutes. I think getting rid of cables and having the possibility of the integration of other components such as dropper posts is a game changer.

Here comes the detailed specification list:

frame NEW U.P. custom paint
headset Cane Creek 40
fork OPEN U-Turn custom paint
stem  ENVE Road stem carbon black,  70 (S), 90(M), 100(L), 110(XL)
handlebar ENVE Road cpt drop carbon black, 40(S), 42(M), 44(L&XL)
handlebar grip Fizik Tempo Microtex black
seatpost ENVE zero offset, 27.2mm, 400 black
saddle Fizik Aliante R3 Regular black
brakes SRAM RED ETAP AXS D1, Rotor 160f/140r
shifters SRAM RED ETAP AXS D1
crank  SRAM RED ETAP D1, 170(S),172.5(M), 175(L&XL)
BB SRAM DUB BB 386
chainrings SRAM 46/33
front and rear derailleur SRAM RED ETAP AXS D1
cassette SRAM XG 1290 D1, 10-33
chain SRAM RED D1
wheel ENVE G23, Industry Nine hubs
tire Schwalbe G-ONE 700x38 TL Ready
weight 7.6

Comments & Questions

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what is the bottle cage on this bike?
Post #1 of 10. Posted by rizla on 26-Feb-2019 07:06:16 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18283]
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Look like an Enve carbon cage.
Post #3 of 10. Posted by CP on 26-Feb-2019 08:32:46 GMT in reply to post #1 [18283<--18285]
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Look like an Enve carbon cage.
Post #4 of 10. Posted by CP on 26-Feb-2019 08:32:48 GMT in reply to post #1 [18283<--18286]
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yes correct its an ENVE
Post #8 of 10. Posted by Andy Kessler on 01-Mar-2019 05:34:12 GMT in reply to post #1 [18283<--18291]
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How often do you have to charge SRAM Red ETAP AXS D1batteries?
Post #2 of 10. Posted by Stephen Traum on 26-Feb-2019 08:28:59 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18284]
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Hardly ever. I have sram ETap road. Never once had a problem. Plenty of charge. You essentially have two batteries if you do lose charge swap front to rear. Front shifting is not used nearly as much as rear
Post #5 of 10. Posted by Richard scott on 26-Feb-2019 11:52:18 GMT in reply to post #2 [18284<--18288]
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Hardly ever. I have sram ETap road. Never once had a problem. Plenty of charge. You essentially have two batteries if you do lose charge swap front to rear. Front shifting is not used nearly as much as rear
Post #6 of 10. Posted by Richard scott on 26-Feb-2019 11:52:19 GMT in reply to post #2 [18284<--18289]
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Hardly ever. I have sram ETap road. Never once had a problem. Plenty of charge. You essentially have two batteries if you do lose charge swap front to rear. Front shifting is not used nearly as much as rear
Post #7 of 10. Posted by Richard scott on 26-Feb-2019 11:52:20 GMT in reply to post #2 [18284<--18290]
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hi Stephen, it might sound strange but of course it depends on how much you shift... For longer trips I would just take a spare battery with me. Yes you have to charge it more often than Shimano Di2 but on the other side the battery is super small and light. The shifter battery you only have to change like once a year
Post #9 of 10. Posted by Andy Kessler on 01-Mar-2019 05:37:09 GMT in reply to post #2 [18284<--18292]
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Is the sram axs possible over kill for gravel?
Post #10 of 10. Posted by Dennis Tukua on 01-Apr-2019 01:52:07 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18333]
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