SRAM Force Wide for Your Next Adventure

SRAM Force Wide

SRAM Force Wide is the topic of the second Late Night in the Shop episode. In it, Mark V discusses how SRAM updated Force eTap AXS. The group now includes a 10-36T cassette with a 43/30T chainring option. The matching wide front derailleur is for increased tire clearance. The new SRAM Force eTap AXS 36T-max rear derailleur is for 2x or 1x, tarmac, gravel or anything, really.

Ultimately, while Mark and I are running various 1x setups, like Eagle eTap AXS, Force Wide offers another option.

SRAM AXS Wide cassette

SRAM Force Wide Dropper

Of particular interest to us, in the launch, is the Force 1 hydraulic disc brake with seatpost remote. Made for cable-actuated height adjustable seatposts, the paddle that’s usually assigned to a front derailleur (on a 2x lever set) now actuates your dropper post. Way to use a shifter paddle!

What you need to know about the group is it’s for those riding road bikes on dirt roads. It offers

  • Wider and lower gearing choices for adventuring and touring
  • Never run out of gears and always find a comfortable cadence
  • Accommodates wider tires (700 x 45 and 27.5 x 2.1)
  • Riders can focus on the adventure, not their equipment.

Check with your local shop for availability. We’ll have a group to test soon enough. And, another episode of Late Night in the Shop is coming up.

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