SRAM Rival eTap AXS explored

The SRAM Rival eTap AXS system is a mid-range wireless groupset, letting you get cable-free shifting at a more affordable price. It's a 12-speed system. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
It picks up a lot of technology that we've seen previously on higher-level groupsets - SRAM Force and Red eTap - but more affordable. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
You simply have to tap the levers to shift, with the left moving the rear deraileur left and the right moving the deraileur right. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Via the smartphone app, you can set up the system to change the chainring automatically as you change through the gears at the back - it's super easy. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There are batteries on the levers which last about 2 years and on the front and rear deraileurs, which last a couple of months. Just remember to charge! (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The app will pair with the components and you can choose different shifting modes, swap what the levers do - it's bike riding, but smart. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
You can pair with your bike computers to get all your data, including what gear you're in. There the option for a powermeter in the system too. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The SRAM Rival eTap AXS comes in cheaper than rival systems from the likes of Shimano, so it's likely to be popular - both on new bikes or as an upgrade. (image credit: Pocket-lint)

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