SRAM’s wireless electronic groupset is seemingly edging closer to production and, while they’re remaining tight-lipped on official details surrounding the gruppo, we spotted it being put to the test at the women’s Tour of Flanders.
The wireless setup first broke cover at the 2014 Tour of California, where it was used by the Axeon Cycling team and, having been continually refined since then, Velocio-SRAM’s Lisa Brennauer, a silver medallist at the 2014 World Road Race Championships, was the rider tasked with testing the groupset over the cobbles of Flanders.
The real-world feedback of professional riders is vital to the development of any new product and there are few better testing grounds than Flanders. While no official launch has been set, we can’t imagine that date is too far away.
Let’s take a closer look at Brennauer’s machine, the SRAM setup and consider what we already know about the component manufacturer’s entry into the world of electronic shifting.