Ok, maybe more like thumb control, but ditching the cables can only be a good thing, assuming everything works as advertised. Announced in the range are Eagle XX1 and X01 groupsets and a RockShox Reverb dropper, all controlled by a simple touch of a “flappy paddle” style shifter.
We’re looking forward to seeing how these work in the rough and tumble of a MTB ride.
SRAM’s marketing spiel follows…
At a glance, Eagle AXS™ brings the real benefits of wireless electronic shifting to the mountain bike. On a deeper level, it offers discerning riders unprecedented personalization and control of the drivetrain. On the bike and off. Deepening the relationship between machine and rider. This addition to the Eagle™ ecosystem enhances capability. Removes complexity. And provides riders an experience like never before imagined.
Our intention with Reverb AXS™ was inventive and pure: No hoses. No routing. No energy wasted. Not a single thing in the way of the experience. We created a reliable wireless-electronic dropper post and controller that actuates with drastically less effort and zero distraction. Expanding what’s ever possible on a bike, Reverb AXS™ is enabled by SRAM AXS™ technology, a new level of interaction, personalization, and connectivity across all AXS™ enabled components.