I am thinking about adding eTap to my 2008 Orbea Onyx. I like the frame and the fit so I am not in the market for a new bike, but I would enjoy the benefit of wireless. Do I need it? No as my current 10sp Ultegra SL works just fine.
I am leaning towards eTap as I do not want to futz around with external wiring/battery pack/connector to get my Wahoo workings/etc… The eTap just seems like it would be a much smoother and easier “upgrade”. I am wondering though if anyone can help with a few questions as I consider trying to pick it up over the winter before next Spring.
- I believe I can keep my current Shimano crankset - I do not want to buy a new power meter to do this and I run a 4iiii left crank. This can be done, right? Also keeping crankset = keeping cost down.
- It seems like the new Force and Red stuff is 12 speed and would require a new hub. I am riding older Ksyrium Elites and not sure about hub changes, etc… Is it possible to do the switch to eTap keeping my current hub (which I think would be fine with 11sp). If this involves new wheels I would not do it.
- Anything else I need to look at and think about? I am a bike maintenance noob and will learn as I go on this. I could take it into the shop if needed, but figure I should be able to do this myself.
Thanks for any help or thoughts here!