It’s the front derailleur that changed everything, now with SRAM Force 22, giving riders the freedom to shift with incredible speed into either chainring, with no trim and no chain rasp. The Yaw™ rotating front derailleur cage was just one more elegant solution to a problem that plagued drivetrains for decades. Instead of multiple shifts using trim, with confusing microshifts,
the SRAM Force 22 Yaw™ Front Derailleur actually rotates to maintain a consistent angular relationship with the chain. As a result, shifts feel more direct, more precise, system that works as one with the chain, cransket and chainrings.
“SRAM call this ‘True 22’ because you can cross chain with their system – you can run the chain on the larger chainring and the largest sprocket, and the smaller chainring and the smallest sprocket...whereas Shimano and Campagnolo tell you specifically not to do this.” - Road CC
SRAM Force 22 11 Speed Front Mech Features:
Yaw™ cage rotates in line with chain, improving the shifting speed and precision while eliminating the need for shifter trim.
TRUE 22 – twenty-two usable gears in all gear combinations with no rasp or rub.
Slim spring design eliminates frame interference.
Durable, light, fast, precise and optimized to work with X Glide R™ chainrings.
Precision alignment markings.
Integrated chain spotter protects your frame, installs and adjusts independently of the derailleur itself.
Compatibility: SRAM RED 22 & Force 22 Front Shift/Brake levers & X GLide R Chainrings
Technology Highlight(s): Yaw™
SRAM Force 22 11 Speed Front Mech Technologies:
Yaw: The front derailleur cage rotates to maintain a consistent angular relationship with the chain. Yaw eliminates the need for shifter trim. As a result, shifts feel more direct, more precise, and combined with the new RED crankset and chainrings, delivers an unmatched performance advantage in front shifting
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Rated 5 out of 5 by helman I did everything wrong but it still worked
Prior to this arriving I didn't realise that this was only recommended for SRAM Cranksets. I also used it with a 10 speed set up and not 11. Took a little more tweaking but I got it sorted and it seems a lot more solid than the previous brand I had used.
I still think that it could be a little cheaper than it was but I guess the value can only be judged after it has worn out....hopefully many years down the track.
17 December 2013