In case you didn’t know, Flight Attendant automatically controls the fork and shock settings wirelessly, with the help of a pedal sensor, to maximize the pedaling efficiency of the bike while reacting seamlessly to bumps. You can read Mike Kazimer’s review here.
Flight Attendant has been out for over a year now but has so far only been available on complete bikes. Now they’re making upgrade kits available to fit a select number of compatible bikes.
• Upgrade kits are bike specific
• Kits include fork, shock, shock hardware, pedal sensor, 2 batteries and a charger
• Shared battery with all other SRAM AXS components
• 7 compatible bikes from Canyon, Trek, Specialized & YT
• MSRP: from $2,799 / €3,030* / £2,700* *Includes VAT
• More info: SRAM.com
Here’s the list of compatible models:
Canyon Spectral:ON 2023
Canyon Neuron 29 2021-2022
Specialized Enduro 2020-2022
YT Capra 29” 2022
YT Jeffsy 29” 2019-2022
The kit isn’t just a box of electronics. It includes the fork, shock, shock hardware, pedal sensor, 2 batteries and a charger. For the pedal sensor to work, you’ll need a SRAM DUB crank, apart from the Canyon Spectral:ON, for which there’s a Shimano EP8 Pedal Sensor. There are three versions of the kit: Trail, All mountain and Enduro, which come with a Pike, Lyrik or Zeb, respectively. The prices are as follows:
Trail: $2,799 / €3,030* / £2,700*
All Mountain: $2,849 / €3,080* / £2,750*
Enduro: $2,899 / €3,130* / £2,800*
Yep, that’s the price of a perfectly good bike.
Each kit is unique to the specific bike model (mostly due to the shock tune & hardware requirements), so for example there is an All Mountain kit for the YT Jeffsy and a different one for the Canyon Spectral.