Sram Force Double Tap Shifters 2014
SRAM Force DoubleTap controls put the revolutionary competitive advantage of DoubleTap technology right at your fingertips. SRAM Force maintains its carbon looks, super lightweight, and ProTour proven durability. Also added is Zero Loss shifting, which engages front shifts immediately. And, like SRAM Red, SRAM Force moves the front trim position to the big ring. SRAM Force also incorporates the popular reach adjust feature, which SRAM invented, and allows riders to customize their brake and shift levers.
|Technology||DoubleTap with Zero Loss on the front|
|Speeds||10 rear, Double FC front|
|Material||Carbon Brake Lever, Magnesium Shift Lever, Titanium|
|Warranty||2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty|
I have these mounted on my Bike Friday Pocket Rocket along with a set of FSA Energy cranks, force front and rear derailleur and apex brakes and have found the drivetrain to work flawlessly. I've previously used Sram Mountain products and been very happy (have Sram X-9 group on my mtn bike), so when I considered what I wanted for a new road bike, this made sense. The shifter works differently from my previous experience with Dura-Ace, but it didn't take long to get used to and I really prefer the ability, not unlike my mtn bike, to be able to shift and keep my finger on the brake at the same time. I also like the ability to be able to use the shifter both closer to the hood or right behind the brake as this lever moves forward and aft and stays with my finger since it's subtly concave. The look is excellent and the carbon doesn't get too cold or hot with extreme heat or cold. The hoods are nicely shaped and not too wide for my hands like the Dura-ace/Ultegra from last year which was my previous experience. I have been considering some Hudz as an upgrade to make for a slightly softer hood and to be able to get white to match my bike/saddle. I love the white stripes, they look racy and easily identify Force vs. Red or Rival/Apex. Shifting is much better than Rival or Apex, and while I've spent not a ton of time on Red, I feel it not a lesser choice. I have over 2500 miles on my shifter pairs and still have effortless, consistent shifting.