Tinkoff was sponsored by FSA for drivetrains last year. No sign of that this year, though the cockpit components remain from the Italian brand Things at this year’s Tour Down Under are a little quieter than normal. There isn’t a huge amount of new gear to be seen, with much of it having been first released at the 2015 Tour de France. However, perhaps this is the calm before the storm – there’s plenty of chatter about what’s happening in the world of road groupsets. SRAM eTap
SRAM’s red etap groupset brake levers/shifters SRAM eTap is now out and about
SRAM ‘s eTap wireless groupset is trickling through to teams as we speak. Although it’s in limited supply, both Katusha and Ag2R are using the group at Tour Down Under.
According to Jason Phillips, SRAM’s European sponsorship manager, the time trial version of the groupset will be shipping to its WorldTour teams within the next fortnight.
When we asked about the hydro-brake version of the new wireless group, Phillips openly admitted to it being in development, but had nothing to say beyond that.
Speaking of braking, we’ve seen team Katusha using direct-mount Shimano brakes to fit its Canyon Aeroad frames. Again, […]