No, they do not. The SRAM RED eTap AXS rear derailleur’s Orbit fluid clutch mechanism makes it unnecessary, as the derailleur can be easily pulled back by hand to clear the cassette when the wheel is removed making rear wheel changes easy. On tarmac or gravel, 1x or 2x, RED eTap AXS gives a quiet, secure, and smooth ride. Thanks to an ultra-lightweight fluid damper and a unique Flattop chain, you’ll ride more confidently and efficiently than ever—no matter the terrain.
Articles in this section
- Can I use SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips to perform Multishift with my rear derailleur?
- Where can I find information about my SRAM Rival Powermeter?
- What is the new cassette size for the wider range Force eTap AXS?
- What cassette size ranges do you offer for RED and Force eTap AXS™?
- Why do the new SRAM RED and Force eTap AXS road chains have links that are flat on one side?
- Why does the new SRAM RED and Force chain use larger rollers than SRAM’s 11-speed chains?
- Are SRAM eTap AXS™ road chains more efficient than a typical 1/8” chain with smaller rollers?
- What surface treatment/coating is SRAM using on new RED chains?
- Why is my SRAM Force eTap AXS drivetrain noisy, especially the cassette?
- Do RED chainrings last as long as SRAM’s 11-speed chainrings, or will they last longer?