Press Release: SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips – Versatile Wireless Shifting, Multiple Shifters Anywhere

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No wires. Anywhere. SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips go wherever you want on your extensions or handlebar, with no need to worry about proper wire length or internal routing. The tactile, switch-like feel is ideal for triathletes and time trialists who want to go fully wireless, drop-bar riders looking for additional shift locations, or riders with disabilities seeking adaptive solutions.” – SRAM.com

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“Combine a pair with the Zipp Vuka Shift AXS 90 extensions or use two pairs with an eTap AXS BlipBox to eliminate routing headaches on integrated aero cockpits. Pair through your primary shifter, place where you want, and ride. Make the bike your own.”

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For the gravel-going cyclist, SRAM’s wireless blips add all of the above to their drop bar or flat bar eTap configurations. That means, pair to eTap AXS drop bar shifters (nice option for Rival eTap AXS, which lacks a port for a wired additional shifter), eTap AXS MTB shifters, etc.

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Important: There is no charging port on SRAM’s Wireless Blips, which means the batteries inside are not re-usable. SRAM notes they are “recyclable”, and not disposable; “Recycle the product in guidance with your local electronics recycling program.” More info below in SRAM’s FAQ.

Battery Life Expectancy & Pricing

  • “Pro TT/Tri user” with 4 blips = 4 years
  • “Pro Drop bar racer” = 6 years
  • “Average rider” = 9.5 years
  • Retail price is $US 99, €100, £90), available for sale in April 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which eTap AXS systems work with SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips?

SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips work with SRAM RED eTap AXS, Force eTap AXS, and Rival eTap AXS systems as well as XX1 Eagle AXS, X01 Eagle AXS, and GX Eagle AXS systems. All derailleurs in the AXS system simply need to be updated to the latest firmware utilizing the AXS Mobile App to enable Wireless Blip use.

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How do I recycle SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips once the batteries are dead?

SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips contain a non-replaceable coin cell battery. Damaged or no longer functioning eTap AXS Wireless Blips must be recycled or disposed of in accordance with the applicable local, federal, and/or EU regulations. Recycle the product in guidance with your local electronics recycling program.

How do you know how much battery is left on an eTap AXS Wireless Blip?

The SRAM AXS Mobile App will show the battery life of the Wireless Blip, similar to eTap and eTap AXS shifter/ controller batteries.

Why don’t SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips have a battery indicator status light?

To keep the size of the eTap AXS Wireless Blip incredibly small, there are no indicator lights on the Wireless Blip. Battery status is available by connecting to the AXS Mobile App with your smartphone.

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Can I pair more than two SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips to my bike?

Up to six eTap AXS Wireless Blips (3 pairs) can be paired with the system at once. A total number of eight individual controllers can be used with the AXS system: this can be six units (3 pairs) of Wireless Blips with drop bar controllers, or seven units of Wireless Blips paired to a BlipBox (as the BlipBox counts as one controller).

Can I mount SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips on a tandem in the stoker position to shift the bike?

You can mount SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips anywhere on your bike, even on a tandem.

Are SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips waterproof or sweatproof?

Yes, SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips have an IPX7 waterproof rating. Be sure to wipe or clean your Wireless Blip if you are a prolific sweater.

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Can I pair my SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips to more than one bike at a time?

You can pair eTap AXS Wireless Blips to one bike at a time only. SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips need to be paired into the new AXS drivetrain when moved from bike to bike.

Can I use SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips with my RockShox Reverb AXS seatpost?

We are making changes to the firmware that will allow for use of Wireless Blips with Reverb AXS (“multi-shift” press and hold), but at a future date. This functionality is being worked on with a targeted firmware release date of July 2022. This would only require a firmware update to components to make them compatible at that time.

When Reverb AXS compatibility is available what will I need to do?

Simply update the firmware on your components. No new parts or hardware will be required. It’s all in the firmware.

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Are SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips compatible with eTap 11-speed controls?

No. SRAM AXS components are only compatible with other components in the SRAM AXS ecosystem.

Do SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips require any maintenance?

No, SRAM eTap AXS Wireless Blips do not require any maintenance.

Is the shift button of a Wireless Blip replaceable? Do you have a crash replacement program if I crash my shifter outside of warranty?

No, the shift button is not replaceable. The eTap AXS Wireless Blip will need to be replaced if damaged.

Are the Wireless Blip clamps available separately so I can swap them between bikes?

Yes, clamps for eTap AXS Wireless Blips will be available separately for purchase.

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