Building a SRAM Rival eTap AXS Bike: Ribble Cycles Gravel SL – Part One

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Pete of Brickyard Bike Co. handles the build

This video is Part 4(a) of the continuing #StartingfromScratch series of the #LadyGravelCyclist – Parts 1 to 3 are linked below.

Building a SRAM Rival eTap AXS Bike: Part One

In this video, Pete of Brickyard Bike Co., Phenix City, Alabama, just across the Chattahoochee River from Columbus, Georgia, installs SRAM Rival eTap AXS onto the Ribble Cycles Gravel SL. Other components include Zipp’s 303S wheelset. Reviews of Rival eTap AXS & the Zipp wheelset are linked below. Part Two of this build video is coming soon.

Continued from Above:

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Seatpost install for the Ribble Gravel SL

SRAM Rival eTap AXS

“Experience a better bike ride. SRAM Rival eTap AXS features the technology modern riders want—intuitive wireless shifting, innovative gearing, integrated power measurement, AXS connectivity, and refined hydraulic disc brakes. It’s low on complexity, but rich with features.” – Link to Gravel Cyclist’s Review

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Wrapping the Chainstay with ESI Silicone Tape

Ribble Cycles Gravel SL

“All-out speed, agility, and fun. Wherever your off-road rides may take you, the Gravel SL goes all-out with breath-taking performance and style. Its lightweight yet robust carbon monocoque construction and aero profile have been designed to carry speed over the most extreme trails and offer a planted feel on technical terrain.” – Ribble Cycles Gravel SL

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Zipp 303 S Tubeless Tyre Setup (Panaracer GK SK)

Zipp 303 S Wheelset: “Zipp’s 303 S Tubeless Disc Brake wheelset provides today’s cyclists the versatility they demand with the speed they crave. Expanding greatly on its heritage of conquering the Spring Classics, this 303 wheelset maintains its ideal-for-every-terrain 45mm rim depth but adds a significantly wider internal width to provide greater performance and ride quality in almost every measurable way.” – Link to Gravel Cyclist’s Review

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Aligning the Rear Derailleur Hanger

Thank you to SRAM, Zipp, and Shimano, for their generous support of this project, and Pete of Brickyard Bike Co. for the build!

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Sizing the Fork Steerer Tube
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Measure Twice or more, Cut Once
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Clean up following Steerer Tube Cutting
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Routing the Front Hydraulic Brake Hosing
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Routing the Rear Hydraulic Brake Hosing
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Mounting the SRAM Rival eTap AXS Rear Derailleur
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Bottom Bracket Installation
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Cassette Installation (SRAM PG1270 10-36)
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Brake Rotor Installation
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Crankset Installation

Part Two is Coming Soon!

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