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Old 01-28-23, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
It is what it is. I should have practiced taking the batteries out of the shifter, and I also should just change the shifter batteries automatically once a year. Had it not been dark and cold I would have prolly been able to swap batteries which would have helped me to get home. A guy on my race team said thereís a button you can push to shift it as well, not sure what he is talking about, then comes the app.

Iíve already expressed my fears over the app. Maybe they are unwarranted, but I know people on this site, and this very thread that got shafted by the app. In my cycling community I know people that got shafted. It was such a big deal Sram came to the LBS to talk about it.

Itís sounds like, if the app forces closes during an update then you have turned your groupset into a paper weight. People that I talked to who had this happen claim they didnít close the app, and didnít see the app close.

I have apps force close on my phone and Ipad all the time, so thatís unsettling.

Shimano Di2 is the same btw. If the app closes during an update you are ducked.
Mine did not force close. It just did not complete the update and suffered memory corruption. That is on the force axs groupset. My e Tap set has been just fine. The shifter battery's last 3 years or so. Don't do it outside the screws are incredibly small.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
No worries. It was the shifter, and it flashed green when I did the press check which means it should last more than 12 miles.

Live and learn.
does the light flash green when it fails to shift, no light or red light?
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does the light flash green when it fails to shift, no light or red light?

Battery is dead. No light. It should have flashed yellow not green when I started the ride.
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Mine did not force close. It just did not complete the update and suffered memory corruption. That is on the force axs groupset. My e Tap set has been just fine. The shifter battery's last 3 years or so. Don't do it outside the screws are incredibly small.

there should be screws, just twist it out. I couldnít get the hood back enough.
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Royal pain in the keyster, I am.
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Battery is dead. No light. It should have flashed yellow not green when I started the ride.
I can't tell the difference between the green and yellow lights. Looks the same to me.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
there should be screws, just twist it out. I couldnít get the hood back enough.
You have axs. Etap is the earlier 11 speed version. I know sram says it's the same but it isn't. Yeah, the whole thing unscrew on yours. The earlier trap door had one or 2 tiny Philips screws that held it in place.

also, if the batteries you bought have the bitter coating to keep kids from putting them in thier mouths. They don't last as long in the shifter. Just what I've heard.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Battery is dead. No light. It should have flashed yellow not green when I started the ride.
the lights and color of light is for the rechargeable batteries, not the coin cells. Those are go, no go.
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You have axs. Etap is the earlier 11 speed version. I know sram says it's the same but it isn't. Yeah, the whole thing unscrew on yours. The earlier trap door had one or 2 tiny Philips screws that held it in place.

also, if the batteries you bought have the bitter coating to keep kids from putting them in thier mouths. They don't last as long in the shifter. Just what I've heard.

Right on. One day I will change it.
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the lights and color of light is for the rechargeable batteries, not the coin cells. Those are go, no go.

Really? thatís not what the manual says, or Trek. Iím not saying you are wrong, thatís just the first I have heard of it.
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I had my Retule fitting on Tuesday. It was quite in depth. Made my bike a lot more comfortable and my pedal stroke has opened up tremendously. I was way too low, and to far back. My saddle is all the way forward now and 3/4 of an inch higher than before. I did 30 min on it the night of the fitting and 2 hours today, I did Innsbruck twice. Way better than before.

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I had my Retule fitting on Tuesday. It was quite in depth. Made my bike a lot more comfortable and my pedal stroke has opened up tremendously. I was way too low, and to far back. My saddle is all the way forward now and 3/4 of an inch higher than before. I did 30 kin on it the night of the fitting and 2 hours today, I did Innsbruck twice. Way better than before.

did you put 155 cranks on?
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Really? thatís not what the manual says, or Trek. Iím not saying you are wrong, thatís just the first I have heard of it.
https://www.sram.com/en/life/stories...arted-with-axs
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Today it is 2 months since I broke my femur so I am cleared to ride tomorrow. The weather forecast is -3F, winds out of the west at 6-10 MPH, and partly cloudy. Great day to get back on a bike.
Assume youíre doing it anyway?

When I got my first gravel bike on 2/13/21 I took it out for a 45 mile ride at 10 degrees with 10-15 winds. I got hypothermia, water froze, ended up in urgent care getting a banana bag to rehydrate me.

Wife was pissed. Lesson learned(dress warmer)
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If memory serves the coin battery xharge can be accessed through an update on the app. Some head units can be programed to display it after you download the new firmware. I elected to swap out batteries every other year.
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did you put 155 cranks on?
no. 175mm as always.
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If memory serves the coin battery xharge can be accessed through an update on the app. Some head units can be programed to display it after you download the new firmware. I elected to swap out batteries every other year.
App gives me charge level on both shifters.
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you just have an answer for everything.
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you just have an answer for everything.
I used to tell my daughter when she was young. I have all the answers....I just don't know what order they go in.
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App gives me charge level on both shifters.
There you go.
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you just have an answer for everything.
I was a big Sram guy until they turned on me. I read everything I could on thier products. I started with Rival, bought a Force groupset before the rival had its first bath. The next year I bought 2 Red Exograhm groupsets. I skipped 11 speed or Red 22 as they called it because I was happy with 10 speed. Then I built the Force axs 12 speed bike. And upgraded one of my 10 speed bikes to E tap 11 speed within weeks of each other. After a year of riding both bikes I moved the Etap group to the Force bike and rebuilt the other 2 road bikes with Red 22, 11 speed. Force axs, and Dub standard soured me on Sram. Sram was the little guy punching up. With Electronic shifting, and Dub, they became everything I despise about industry and buisness.

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I was a big Sram guy until they turned on me. I read everything I could on thier products. I started with Rival, bought a Force groupset before the rival had its first bath. The next year I bought 2 Red Exograhm groupsets. I skipped 11 speed or Red 22 as they called it because I was happy with 10 soeed
My only problem with my SRAM stuff so far is that the brakes are noisy AF. I mean sounds like someone has a piece of metal on a grinder noisy unless I spray water on the caliper.

Iím guessing I just need better organic pads than these
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My only problem with my SRAM stuff so far is that the brakes are noisy AF. I mean sounds like someone has a piece of metal on a grinder noisy unless I spray water on the caliper.

Iím guessing I just need better organic pads than these
mine are semi metalics. Have you cleaned them and rebeded them?
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