Following the recent addition of AXS technology to the GX Eagle MTB groupset, SRAM has announced the release of the new Rival eTAP AXS Road range. This release will feature an entirely new groupset.
The entire Rival range has been gven an upgrade, from wireless rear derailleur to hydraulic brake levers and more. The release will also feature two new options for riding with power. Customers can choose between a spindle power meter integrated into a host of new cranksets, or a single-sided left-hand crank. The single-sided left-hand crank represents the first and only non-driveside power meter available for SRAM groupsets and is compatible with any AXS system.
Spencer Hayes, Raleigh Brand Manager, said: “As with the GX AXS launch, SRAM have done it again by bringing AXS technology to the masses with the new Rival AXS. The introduction of two new power options, either complete or as a non-driveside crank arm has the potential to be a true game changer.”
Furthermore, this product range will see eight new products released. First is the ‘Rival eTap AXS HRD Shift-Brake System’, providing wireless shifting & hydraulic disc braking with an optimised hood shape to fit hands of all shapes sizes. Various new Rival cranksets are also now available, with two chainring options for the ‘standard’ crankset, as well as a 1x system & even a crankset designed specifically for use with wider tyres. Yaw technology in the front derailleur eliminates the need for trim, whilst the rear derailuer features secure chain management and fast, precise shifting. As previously mentioned, there are two options for power, both contained entirely within SRAM’s ‘DUB’ spindle. SRAM has taken the Quarq crank-based power meter & lowered the barrier to entry once more. A new Rival chain & cassette finish off the groupset, with improved durability and efficiency.
To pre-order the full range, visit the Raleigh B2B website. Dealers can expect shipment during mid-May, immediately after UK shipments arrive from SRAM.