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WiFLi is coming to SRAM Red eTap very soon, for both rim & disc brakes

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Since we first got on SRAM’s Red eTap group a year ago, we wondered how long we would have to wait to get the big cassette compatibility that WiFLi had already offered on the mechanical groupset. SRAM asked us to be patient. But now that we have had a chance to play with the new Red eTap HRD wireless shifting, hydraulic disc brake group with its revised HydroHC braking we were getting anxious. Well, SRAM gave us an answer. The Red eTap WiFLi rear derailleur is now official, and it will be available by the end of this year, in time for new builds with the new HRD group. Check out the details, pricing, and what will be needed to update your current or forthcoming eTap drivetrain after the break…

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It is pretty simple and straight forward to take your Red eTap bike to the next level with WiFLi. The only all-new part is the Red eTap WiFLi rear derailleur, which will handle up to a 32t cassette to get you up the steepest climbs. It combines with the existing WiFLi PowerGlide and PowerdomeX cassettes that were already a part of the mechanical shifting groups.

It then takes commands from the same Red eTap wireless shifters, meaning it will work with existing rim-brake eTap groups, as well as the forthcoming hydraulic disc brake group that will be available in early 2017.

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The new derailleur is designed to work with the 11-32 11 speed cassette, but can still work down to an 11-26. It weighs just 243g with the battery (which is only 5g more than its shorter-caged sibling.) It will sell on its own for $610/€570/£485, and will be available in December 2016.

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A complete Red eTap WiFLi Upgrade Kit will also be available that bundles in the new WiFLi derailleur, its battery, an XG-1190 11-32 cassette, and a new Red 22 chain. That full kit will set you back $920/€907/£745.

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DAAN
DAAN
7 years ago

Will it be possible to run one chaining at the front? The short cage was to short for that they told.

Shawn Moore
Shawn Moore
7 years ago
Reply to  DAAN

Still no clutch, so I would think that it can’t. Now once the clutched eTap rear derailleur comes out…

Ed Ng
Ed Ng
7 years ago
Reply to  Shawn Moore

No clutch can still work fine with a single ring as long it’s narrow/wide combined with a chain guide.

Ripnshread
Ripnshread
7 years ago

Wow…uncool that they are not just selling the cage. A whole new $600 derailleur just for a longer cage?

Michael
Michael
7 years ago
Reply to  Ripnshread

On the shimano di2. The parallelogram is diffrent from short to longcage. Maybe thats the reason why.

mike bechanic
mike bechanic
7 years ago
Reply to  Ripnshread

Changing the cage length doesn’t change max cog size rating. If you want a derailleur to be able to handle a larger max cog size then the angle of the parallelogram needs to change.

anon
7 years ago

Tell me in what world can a lack of shifting cause a crash? 0/10

JFS
JFS
7 years ago

I run 1×11 on the current etap RD. NO PROBLEMS ALL SEASON.

Wic_ed1
Wic_ed1
7 years ago
Reply to  JFS

Hi what size rear cassette? I’m thinking about 1x on my road bike. I’m currently running an 11/32 no problems with my short cage etap but still two chain rings, Ideally I’d like to go up to a 42 rear

LowRider
LowRider
7 years ago

I just finished building my new bike with eTap. So, no thanks SRAM. I will just man up and deal with my 11-28 in the mountains. 😉

durianrider
7 years ago

32 runs no problem with the current eTap RD. I did a youtube video about it.

Abstract Concrete
7 years ago
Reply to  durianrider

You’d wonder if they would consider 11-40 compatibility, but then, it is SRAM, so they don’t make such cassette.

Cherk Chup
7 years ago
Reply to  durianrider

yet there are cases that 32T is not working, so it’s not the same case as a true 32T support.

John
John
7 years ago

Completely ridiculous that it’s taken SRAM (inventors of the WiFli branding) this long to announce an eTap derailleur for an 11-32t cassette. Even more bizzare that there still is *no* support for the truly wide-range cassettes like the 10-42t for 1x setups, not to mention the lack of a clutch…

Mordechai
Mordechai
7 years ago

I’m looking to upgrade to eTap Aero: should I wait few weeks for the 2017 edition or buy the first 2016 version now? do you know of any upgrade / finetuning for 2017?

zoschi
7 years ago

For the disc version nothing is coming very soon! 🙁
Problems with the seals of the brake!?!?!?
So availability postponed undefined!?!
Bad information policy by SRAM!!!

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