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    Any rumors of a wireless eTap-like groupset for MTB?

    Thread title says it all. Would love the simplicity of self-contained batteries and not having to run Di2 cables, junction boxes, etc.

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    Yes rumours. Nothing I can validate. I'd guess at least 18 months until something is available, if not longer.

    Keep an eye on the cyclocross season. I'd hypothesise we'll see a 1x rear derailleur with a clutch for Red eTap being tested this season to make sure it's weather proof (pressure washer proof). Then a mtb version will appear through next mtb season starting around April (maybe first look at Sea Otter?). Finally production CX groups for 2018/19 season and MTB groups available early 2019.

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    Haven't heard of any 1x rear derailleur with a clutch for Red eTap being tested this season. Has anyone heard or seen anything of interest??

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    Some SRAM employees were racing cx on what appeared to be a clutch style eTap. Of course, they would not talk about it. Battery looked to be the same size but the derailleur sticks out a fair amount from the chain stay. If they get to an mtb production version, I hope they can tuck the derailleur in a little to protect it. Understandably, they'll make sure everything is thoroughly tested before releasing. I know it performed well as I saw it in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norty_mtb View Post
    Some SRAM employees were racing cx on what appeared to be a clutch style eTap. Of course, they would not talk about it. Battery looked to be the same size but the derailleur sticks out a fair amount from the chain stay. If they get to an mtb production version, I hope they can tuck the derailleur in a little to protect it. Understandably, they'll make sure everything is thoroughly tested before releasing. I know it performed well as I saw it in action.
    Electric, wireless Eagle!!!! That's what I'd like. It will cost though. Worth it.

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    SRAM! Where's the wireless mountain group! I just sold my Porsche to build a new bike, and I'll wait until you finish. But I'm getting impatient, even if it is the kind of wait a kid feels around xmas time. Haha.
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    SRAM is killing me. Release the effin eTap mountain already. I think Shimano really missed the point of electronic with wired Di2. Although the Di2 works awesome, I wanna ditch the cables man!! I kept thinking eTap MTB would be out late 2016, then 2017, then....

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    Since I'm primarily interested in a clutch etap for cross, I am super stoked to hear about somebody seeing it in the wild. The 'rumor mill' says the new 12 speed group/groups will be announced/released in April or so.

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    There's an instagram pic doing the rounds of Nino with what looks like a battery on his rear derailleur. I'm not convinced. But hopefully...

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    No, I am not retro.... I am way ahead of my time...

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    I've been waiting years, checking every few days. Finally!

    https://www.bikerumor.com/2018/03/09...bike-shifting/
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    I love new technology, but without having a front derailleur, I fail to see the advantage.

    What would this do better?

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    Gears can be adjusted without tools, they stay in adjustment, zero cables or housing to replace etc. the list can go on and on, cables suck and Im done with them

    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    I love new technology, but without having a front derailleur, I fail to see the advantage.

    What would this do better?

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    So Sea Otter is here, I haven't seen any mention of the new ETap Eagle....

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