SRAM Force eTap AXS Wide Gravel Bike Drivetrain Project: Part Three (b): BUILD the Ribble CGR SL

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Checking alignment of the Rear Derailleur Hanger

In Part One, we introduced the drivetrain for this project, SRAM Force eTap AXS WIDE.

In Part Two, we unveiled the frame and fork at the heart of this project / long-term review, the Ribble Cycles CGR SL! You can check out Ribble’s complete range at

sram force etap wide build project
Determining Chain Length

For Part Three, the build process begins. Help was enlisted from our good friends at Brickyard Bike Co. of Phenix City, Alabama, just across the Chattahoochee River from Columbus, Georgia. The #1 bike shop in the area! – Thank you, Pete!

sram force etap wide build project
SRAM Force eTap Wide Derailleur Adjustment

Due to the detail and length of this process, the build video has been split into two parts. Part Three (b) consists of:

  • Align Rear Derailleur Hanger
  • Install SRAM Force eTap Wide Derailleurs
  • Size & Install the Chain
  • Install eTap Clic Shifters
  • Pair Derailleurs to Shifters
  • Adjust shifting for Front & Rear eTap Derailleurs
  • Fine-tune Brake / Shift Lever position on the Handlebar
  • Wrap Handlebar Tape including cutting a hole for the Clic Shifters

sram force etap wide build project

Part 3 (a) is linked here.

SRAM Force eTap Wide Build Video – Part (b)

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  1. Avatar Ralph Gulemmo

    Excellent build. I like the Ft.Der. wedge. Simple way to dispel with the issue you had with the derailleur being too close to wider tires and mud packing up. Those clear FSA headset spacers were very cool looking. Enjoy it and look forward to your review.

  2. Avatar Brian Jacobson

    I have the Multiclics installed on my T-Lab X3 and originally had them facing back like Pete installed yours but found that they are easier to use if I turn them around so that the button is facing forward and I can activate it with my first finger instead of my thumb.

  3. Avatar Sean

    Very informative series. Im looking forward to your Sram Wide ride impressions.

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