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SRAM Red 22 11-Speed Shift Lever SetWhen SRAM Red was first introduced, it was the full realization of what the company had begun with their first Force Groups. It introduced Exact Actuation and other new technologies that turned SRAM from an interesting side-note to a full on Pro Peloton-level competitor. SRAM Red has been ridden to Grand Tour and Classic victories all over the globe. Now they've taken it a step further with SRAM 22. The new 11-speed line from SRAM gives you an extra gear (usually the 15T cog on most cassettes) so you have a wider range of gears to choose from, making it easier to climb, fly over rollers, and upshift more smoothly when you're ramping up for a sprint.
When it comes to bike-rider interface, nothing is more important than the shift levers. Just as the wrong saddle can turn even the shortest rides into a nightmare, having poorly designed levers can turn an enjoyable ride into a mire of frustration. SRAM levers have long been lauded for their comfort and adjustability. They were among the first road levers to have adjustable reach, so they work for hands big and small. With SRAM Red 22, SRAM has taken their best levers and kicked things up a notch.
The SRAM Red 22 shifters use the all new ErgoDynamic technology to make these the most comfortable and best performing levers out there. After all, ergonomics is all about the mating of man and machine, and SRAM takes that seriously. ErgoDynamic uses three separate elements to improve your riding and shifting experience. The first is that the brake lever has been made slightly longer than previous SRAM road shifters, so it's easier to reach from the drops. This makes it easier to feather the brakes while descending or racing. The levers also feature independent reach adjust that allow the lever reach to be customized for a variety of hand sizes. This improves the braking and shifting performance for almost any rider on the road. After all, brake levers and shift paddles don't do much good if you can't reach them. Lastly, the shape of the hoods has been completely redesigned with a smaller diameter and a higher top shape to increase rider control and improve finger wrap. This address a complaint from several elite riders on earlier iterations of Red, where riders sometimes felt their hands were slipping off the hoods at speed. You now can now positive control thanks to a more comfortable, precise grip. Cap it off with a redesigned clamp that allows a better fit and adjustment for modern carbon and ergo bars, and this is one of the best feeling levers on the market.
The SRAM Red 22 shift levers also incorporate the newly redesigned DoubleTap technology. DoubleTap is SRAM's innovative method of shifting, which uses just one paddle to execute both up and down shifts. It worked marvelously with 10-speed and it feels even better with 11. Shifting up and down the cassette feels smooth and easy. Coupled with ZeroLoss technology, DoubleTap always delivers crisp, accurate, and sure shifting with every lever throw. ZeroLoss means that for every centimeter you move the lever, the cable moves the same amount, eliminating play from the shifters so you can shift faster, with none of the mushy feeling we've all come to tolerate from some shifters. The paddle also delivers a satisfying click with every shift, one that you can both hear and feel, so you always have complete confidence in shift action. The left shifter is also designed specifically for use with the SRAM 22 Yaw front derailleur, and it is able to deliver more leverage for easier shifting, even under load.
The new SRAM Red 22 shifters are all about performance and speed. If you demand levers that can deliver compromising control, lightening fast shifts, and unparalleled comfort, then you need SRAM Red 22.
- 11-speed DoubleTap shift technology makes it easier than ever to shift
- ZeroLoss technology eliminates shift paddle play for crisper, more accurate shifting
- ErgoDynamics technology updates the shape, feel and adjustability of the levers for SRAM's best feeling levers yet
- Updated clamp design for improved compatibility with carbon and ergo bars
SRAM Red 22 11-Speed Shift Lever Set
- SRAM 22 11-speed
- 280g (pair)