Is a special cassette tool required to install or remove SRAM RED and Force eTap AXS™ road cassettes? November 13, 2020 14:14 Updated No. These cassettes require a standard HG-style cassette tool with a 7-8mm spline depth. Related articles Are special chain tools, chain pliers, or chain whips required to work on SRAM RED eTap AXS™ drivetrains? Is a special chain tool required for new RED and Force eTap AXS™ road chains? What type of freehub body is required for SRAM RED and Force eTap AXS™ road cassettes? Why is my SRAM Force eTap AXS drivetrain noisy, especially the cassette? Where can I order a front derailleur alignment tool to help setup my SRAM eTap AXS? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.