Wheeltop EDS TX electronic groupset

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LekkerBraai
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by LekkerBraai

Help me understand please, is the new road groupset from Wheeltop (EDS TX) that's shipping at the moment a pre-production model? Or, is this a finalized product that's expected to be reliable? Considering whether I should buy one now or wait until a "2.0" version, similar to what L-Twoo ERX is about to release.

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by sundayrider101

LekkerBraai wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:57 pm
Help me understand please, is the new road groupset from Wheeltop (EDS TX) that's shipping at the moment a pre-production model? Or, is this a finalized product that's expected to be reliable? Considering whether I should buy one now or wait until a "2.0" version, similar to what L-Twoo ERX is about to release.
It's the final gen 1 release I believe. Initially they were just selling the EDS TX Road series in 25 European countries. But they accept special orders and can ship direct from their factory in CN. I just emailed them and got mine here in HK last month before they even officially released the product to HK, UK, Canada & other Asia Pac countries. I think they are currently expanding to other marketplaces and ramping up their production to meet the demands..reason why you might have a slow response and delay in ordering. There are several resellers out there but I would personally recommended transacting direct with Wheeltop if you're really interested..for warrranty and customer support just in case. I can't comment how reliable the groupset is co'z I'm still waiting to complete my build, but there are several reviews and vids already out there that can possibly help you decide. But playing around with it uninstalled, at its pricepoint..I would say they do look promising, quite impressive how fast it shifts..total wt. a bit heavy for my liking and lacks integration with garmin/cycling comps at the moment. After-sales parts probably be available down the line..

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LekkerBraai wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:57 pm
Help me understand please, is the new road groupset from Wheeltop (EDS TX) that's shipping at the moment a pre-production model? Or, is this a finalized product that's expected to be reliable? Considering whether I should buy one now or wait until a "2.0" version, similar to what L-Twoo ERX is about to release.

Video: NEW! L-TWOO eRX Blue Edition: What's new? Did they finally fix the issues?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq-Jat7ZmGQ&t=55s
I do approx 300km / week since i got it in the begining of march - i have ridden in rain / snow / hail too. It is pretty much reliable - nothing broken during this period :) shift is precise and on par with older di2.

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by KalviDj

I wrote an email to Wheeltop asking about mtb derailleur and road shifters compatibility and they answered this:
"Dear ,


We appreciate your love and interest for Wheeltop.


Regarding the issue you mentioned. These products are pre-programmed and designed specifically for road bikes. Therefore, they are not intended to be used in conjunction with mountain bike components.


My assumption is you want to assemble a groupset for gravel bikes. Our product team are developing the EDS for gravel bikes and it will be available in the future.


If you have any further questions or require additional assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support you and provide the necessary guidance to ensure your satisfaction with our products.


Best regards,

Jane

Wheeltop Team"

toxin
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by toxin

Theres a bunch of pictures of the gravel set on their instagram and the chinertown thread

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by Kurt1980

toxin wrote:
Tue May 21, 2024 11:18 pm
Theres a bunch of pictures of the gravel set on their instagram and the chinertown thread
I just saw that, thanks for the heads up.

Hard to tell from the pictures if there's a clutch on the gravel version, can anyone confirm?
The pictures also show 1x setup... does anyone know if it there will be a 2x setup?

My ideal ride would be clutched rear derailleur with a 2x setup. I think that would go nicely with my 11 speed GRX mechanical setup.

No clutch or 1x only would be a no go for me.

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Kurt1980
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by Kurt1980

Question about the TX groupset.

Any idea of the chainline? Thinking about this as a gravel groupset but it would need to be 47.5ish mm to fit my GRX cranks.

toxin
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by toxin

they are making a gravel version that's basically the same thing with a more robust rear mech

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by maurice1

1x only though, and they recently confirmed the levers wouldn't pair with any shifters "for now". Which is an incredible miss

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by toxin

well these are the sku names, I would assume the "TX" means it's a 2x variant :noidea:

they'll be at eurobike so we'll probably see more there
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