Built for serious and competitive riders who hammer on their gear day in day out, the SRAM Rival group delivers the same features and functionality of Force but with different materials and finishes. Rival DoubleTap controls Durable, light , and lightning fast: the gear change that will change the way you ride.
Built around SRAM's DoubleTap technology, the Rival DoubleTap controls offer a performance advantage that other competition level shifters can't touch. From the hoods, the drops, or even when you're sprinting, the single lever design put's unmatched control in your hands while saving weight and limiting shifting motion to an optimized 15° sweep. The Rival DoubleTap controls feature efficient internal cable routing and aluminium brake and shift levers in an exceptionaly light 335g package.
• Proprietary DoubleTap technology • Ergonomic design • Weighing only 335g • Aluminium brake and shift levers
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Take a bit of setting up with the front mech but I've had no trouble getting it sorted.
I road with Force on my race bike this summer and just had to have SRAM on my training bike to replicate it.
The ergonomics beat shimano by miles for my money, pure class.
15 January 2008
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Good solid quality - up there with Shimano. Takes a mind shift, tho', to operate as one lever performs all functions ie up and down shift but is easy to get used to. Right gear shift is fantastic, robotic like changing, never misses a shift up or down. However the left is problematic as Sram in their wisdom have only allowed for 2 settings on the up-shift and only one on the down shift. This means that the front derailleur cage cannot be moved across to accommodate the chain on the large casette cogs while on the big ring. This compromises the setting of the derailleur position resulting in the odd thrown chain. So unfortunately only rates a 3 in my book.
09 March 2007