Aloha from Maui!
Sorry for the long break but it has been a very busy winter at Maui Cyclery., but we are back with a friendly tip for those of you who ride bikes equipped with SRAM eTap.
Unless you are one of those who read the instructions cover to cover you may not be aware that you are supposed to remove your eTap derailleur batteries when you travel. If left on during transport the batteries wake up and actually draw power when they sense motion. This leaves you with two dead batteries when you get to your final destination and are raring to ride.
The best thing to do for shipping, air travel, and even longer road trips is to remove both derailleur batteries and reinstall the red protective covers that come with both the derailleurs and batteries. This will help insure that you are fully charged and ready to ride when you get to where you are going..
See you on the road,