What is your bike background?
Natt: I'm a multi-disciplined solo adventure cyclist that relishes long days in the saddle, making new memories on my bike, visiting new places (the more remote the better) and would pick 4-season insulation over 4-star accommodation every time.
I received a RED eTap AXS groupset this year and loved it so much that I built the rig that got me across Iceland with a mixture of Force eTap AXS and Eagle AXS components and was amazed by its capabilities and durability in the harshest conditions. I’ll be using both SRAM GX Eagle AXS and Rival eTap AXS components on my gravel bike-packing steed which will suit my type of riding perfectly.
Matt: I started with riding bikes both for sport and to get around as a kid. I’d ride the local track with my club and generally use a bike as my ticket to freedom and adventure from then through to my early teens. Rugby then took over for a few years, but at my least physically active point in University, I hopped back on a bike to get some fitness back. I discovered it’s the greatest way of meeting new amazing people from all walks of life and I haven’t looked back in the 10 years since! Road, track, gravel and MTB… I’ve yet to find a form of cycling I don’t love.
When I originally built up my steel Summus frame, it was a world before any AXS groupset had been released. I’d mixed up some other SRAM equipment and come up with a 1x gravel setup and was amazed at how capable it was. Installing and riding the Rival AXS groupset was an amazing experience. It took everything I’d craved for and made it happen.