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Leap Components Print Alt AXS Shifters, Blip Buttons & Derailleur Bushing Kits

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Leap Components is manufacturing some neat aftermarket alternatives for AXS Shifters, AXS Dropper Remotes, Wireless Blips and AXS Battery Mounts out of their facility in the Netherlands. All are 3D Printed from a CF15 carbon-filled Nylon, and offer riders of SRAM’s electronic drivetrains the ability to customize their cockpit with alternative looks and ergonomics.

Here’s a quick look at the Leap Components range.

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Leap Components 3D Printed Buttons for SRAM AXS

The Quickshift is Leap Components’ alternative shifter button for SRAM AXS drivetrains. In contrast to the standard SRAM GX AXS shifter, the up- and down-shift buttons have a slightly different shape. They are arranged such that they sit beside one another, rather than stacked on a single paddle. Like we see on the standard AXS option, the rear button can be actuated from the front by the rider’s thumb, or from the rear by the rider’s index finger.

The Leap Components Quickshift is compatible with the AXS GX, XX1 and X01 shifters. Leap claim it offers better ergonomics and that it eliminates the “annoying play of the standard button”. The brand offer two options; without the optional spring installed, the force required to actuate a shift is around 70% of the force required to actuate a shift using the standard button. Meanwhile, with the spring installed, the force requirement is the same.

Leap’s 3D printed alternative to SRAM AXS shifter buttons retails at €28.93. You can custom engrave the part with text or a logo for an extra €4.

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Leap Components offer something similar for the SRAM AXS Dropper Remote – the Quickshift Seatshift. It too can be installed with or without the spring for a customized actuation feel. Pick it up for €14.88.

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You can also purchase Quickshift and Seatshift buttons as a combo for €41.32

Leap Components Wireless Blip Alternatives

There’s 3D printed alternatives for the SRAM Wireless Blips, too. They have on-bar mounts; one for accomodating a single Blip, and another for accomodating two Blips. The mounts are available in 22.2 mm for MTB bars and 23.6 mm for gravel bars. A pair of single mounts and buttons retails at €23.14 for the single mount option. The Blipshift Mount with two buttons installed retails at the same price.

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SRAM AXS Wireless Blip Shifter with standard button (left), and Leap Components’ aftermarket alternative (right)

Leap Components also produce a Wireless Blip Mount for TT bars, too. This is available in a standard option, or a 45 degree option, allowing riders to customize the ergonomics to their liking. A pair will set you back €25.62.

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More Neat Solutions from Leap Components

Leap also offer a neat solution for storing a spare AXS battery underneath the saddle. The mount fits all standard 7mm rails. Furthermore, it has an integrated valve core removal tool, and space to accomodate a spare SRAM Powerlink. Leap say it forms a watertight seal with the battery, and on the rear there is a little slider that the rider can use to remind themselves of the battery’s status; charged or empty. And, there’s an optional IP64 watertight Airtag holder to go with it.

Of course, it doesn’t actually fit onto RockShox Reverb AXS dropper seat posts. Leap sell the SRAM AXS Battery Saddle Mount for €18.18, without the AirTag, chain link, or PH1 bit required to install it. Get those at an additional cost.

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There’s a Leap Components Garmin and Wahoo click-in frame mount, too, available in 10 sizes.

Also of note is the SRAM AXS Derailleur bushing repair kit for GX, X01 and XX1, a very nice addition that will help riders prolong the usable lifetime of their expensive electronic drivetrain.

Five bushing sets, a replacement rod, with the mounting bolt and retainer rings, spring tool and 3.9 mm drill bit will set you back €73.55. That said, you don’t have to buy all of the above; Leap sell each of these items independently, with the five bushing sets alone costing €47.93.

And, there’s more to come. Leap is working on alternatives for the GX and X01/XX1 pod shifters, stating they believe they can make them much better. They are also teasing a shifter with integrated dropper seat post.

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Greg
Greg
10 months ago

I’m really impressed by this company’s offerings.

Tom
Tom
10 months ago

I have the previous generation AXS shifter on my MTB and do not love it. These might be an interesting alternative.

Alex
Alex
10 months ago

The Quickshift is a game-changer. It’s so much more elegant in use than even the new SRAM pods. By adding an additional pivot it perfectly positions both buttons side by side so it takes only a tiny amount of thumb movement to hit, but not so close that you ever mis-shift.

If you’re an AXS user who is underwhelmed by the stock paddle options, I highly recommend the Quickshift. Super easy to install too.

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

Ordered and received some Leap components for my TT bike and they are awesome

Luke
Luke
9 months ago

Is there anything that has dropper and gear change on same paddle / lever set?

I’ve got the Scott spark twinloc so fitting a reverb lever isn’t possible without a junction box.

LEAP components
9 months ago
Reply to  Luke

We are working on a pod shifter with integrated wireless blip (3 buttons on the right hand) that can control shifting and the dropper. We hope to have it ready in about 2 months time

Dvir
Dvir
3 months ago
Reply to  Luke

Hi, I have the same problem. Did you find out how to solve it, any idea if leap blip can operate the dropper as well?

Seth Miller
Seth Miller
7 months ago

Do you need two blips? One for down and one for up shifting?

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