SRAM Red 22 Shifters - Road Bike Shop
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SRAM Red 22 Shifters
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When SRAM re-introduced Red in 2012, there was nothing more its engineers could do to make it better. It had been redesigned throughout, targeting specific areas of the drivetrain at the requests of the world's best cyclists. SRAM concluded that adding more gearing to the equation was the only conceivable improvement required. So once again its engineers began refining their marquee groupset. The result is that now, without adding any weight, SRAM delivers the new iteration of Red with 22 gears. While other manufacturers would call this an 11-speed groupset, SRAM calls the system 'True 22,' as twenty-two is the numeric expression of exactly how many useable, trim-free gears you receive. With True 22 you're able to utilize every gear, in any combination, even when cross-chaining. For the new Red 22 Shifters, SRAM carried over the ErgoFit bodies and internals of its Red Ergo Dynamic Shifters, with the exception of them now being built with an 11th indent. In designing the Red Ergo Dynamic Shifters, SRAM focused its research and development on perfecting their shape, texture, and materials. SRAM retained the internals of the first-generation Red DoubleTap levers, and brought laser-like focus to ergonomics. The new ErgoFit bodies are somewhat smaller in diameter when compared side-to-side with the original Red. This improves grip and finger wrap by allowing more room under the hood for a control- and comfort-boosting connection. The new shape offers a smooth transition from bar to hood and SRAM covered it with lightly padded, textured rubber to thwart fatigue and enhance grip. They also reshaped the hoods, increasing the size of the bulge up top for increased leverage and comfort when you're stretched out, putting extra pressure on the hoods. Because the internals carry over, or have been slightly modified to fit the new body, the Red 22 levers retain the crisp movement between gears SRAM mastered with the first-generation Red. The key to this is SRAM's ZeroLoss a...