SRAM targets gravel with lower gearing, space for wide tyres and dropper post lever

The new SRAM eTap AXS groupset comes alongside support for dropper seat posts on gravel bikes

(Image credit: John Watson for SRAM)

SRAM has unveiled a new version of its Force eTap AXS groupset, with small chainrings and wide cassettes designed to help riders reach the summit - be it steep kickers off road or the long slog of a tarmac climb.

Not only has the Force eTap AXS groupset been revised to offer more lower gears and make space for wider tyres, but alongside this launch SRAM has also added dropper post compatibility to Force 1, Rival and Apex 1 groupsets.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.