SRAM has updated its Force eTap AXS groupset to include a 43/30 crankset and a wider Q-Factor that can now be used with any of the eTap AXS 33 tooth max rear derailleurs and cassettes.
According to SRAM, the new crankset now adopts the company’s DUB direct spindle technology, along with a wider Q-factor of 5mm, making it compatible with the following bottom brackets standards when used with a SRAM DUB bottom bracket bearing.
However, SRAM says the wider spindle also changes the chain-line, requiring the 43/30 crankset to be used with a 43/30 front derailleur. Also, chainring combinations for double setups are available in 43/30, 46/33, 48/35, 50/37, but they can be used in either a 1x or 2x drivetrain configuration.
Additionally, all Force eTap AXS rear derailleurs can now accommodate either 33T or 36T cassette, which are available in three 12-speed options: 10-36, 10-33 and 10-28.
There’s also an additional 10-36 XDR cassette option that’s designed to work with the Force eTap AXS 36T-max rear derailleur when paired appropriately.
In addition to the wider gearing options, the updated Force eTap AXS can also accommodate even wider tires and wider bottom bracket configurations, ranging from a 68mm to a 73mm nominal bottom bracket shell.
Force eTap AXS is available in an updated gloss finish, along with a mechanical dropper seatpost remote control that works in tandem with the hydraulic road lever, as well as an updated version SRAM’s Paceline rotor for road applications.
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