SRAM Force 22 Shifters - Road Bike Shop
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SRAM Force 22 Shifters
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SRAM once again made its signature leap by creating the new Force group with a 'True 22' shifting system. Force now carries an 11-speed drivetrain that provides 22 useable and trim-free gears, combined with the functionality and beautiful aesthetics of SRAM's flagship Red group. We tip our hats to SRAM, as its engineers have successfully carried over the best attributes of its top-end Red group, at a price that's within reach of a greater number of cycling enthusiasts. For the new Force 22 groupset, the shifters were completely overhauled, now wearing the same hood and lever shape as the current Red 22/Ergo Dynamic Shifters. The new shifters also borrow the same durable, reliable internals that have made Red the preferred componentry choice for many pro tour teams. Force 22 hoods are now practically identical to Red's, aside from the stealthy gray-on-black graphic treatment. 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 shifters for Red, SRAM focused its research and development on perfecting their shape, texture, and materials. The new ErgoFit bodies are somewhat smaller in diameter when compared side-to-side with the original Force. 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 Force 22 levers retain the crisp movement between gears SRAM mastered with the first-generation Red. The key to this is SRAM's ZeroLoss and DoubleTap technologies. DoubleTap technology allo...