SRAM, long a leader in hydraulic braking technology with the Avid brand, has reset the vision for road bike braking for the coming decade. Not unlike every other high speed conveyance, SRAM brings hydraulic technology to road cycling for multiple applications.
Heat is an enemy of any brake system, so advancements in heat management, mean advancements in your ride. You see, SRAM found that in their systems DOT 5.1 takes almost 3 times longer to boil than DOT 4, thus allowing flawless fade-free performance in even more extreme conditions.
What It Is: DoubleTap® is the flagship technology leading SRAM's road gruppo revolution. It's a simple yet elegant and advanced system that addresses issues - Without compromising on performance, comfort, and weight - with a revolutionary shift/brake lever design.
What It Does: DoubleTap® makes changing gears easier and faster, eliminating the cumbersome and awkward engagement associated with two-lever systems. DoubleTap handles up- and downshifts in one short, sweeping motion, with minimal effort and maximum comfort no matter where you are on the bars.
Unlike all other forward controls, DoubleTap® also lets you pull the shift lever in against the bars so you can upshift while sprinting or attacking without giving up a firm grip.
What It Means To You: The efficient and ergonomic design reduces weight and eliminates bulk while adding comfort. You can shift from any position on the bars, even while sprinting, giving you a critical advantage over your competition, and our new single-lever mechanism also lets you shift faster, easier, and with more accuracy, without risk of scrubbing speed or losing your grip. DoubleTap® is the cornerstone of SRAM's assault on road biking. It's a new way of shifting - and a new way of thinking - that will put you ahead of the competition, no matter where you find it.
Longer brake levers, independent reach adjust for the brake and shift levers, and optimized hood shape give riders of any size comfort and easy access to the controls.
Brake lever fit and feel is a personal thing. Riders have individual positioning preferences, as well as unique hand sizes and finger lengths. Reach Adjust makes it easy to adjust your lever for maximum one-finger control for everyone.
The front derailleur cage rotates to maintain a consistent angular relationship with the chain. Yaw technology 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.
Note - Rotors & caliper mounting spacers/brackets are sold separately
|Weight||(Post mount): 493g (left lever, front caliper, 800mm hose, DIR, 160mm rotor and hardware)|
|Speeds||11 Rear/ 2 Front|
|Compatibility||SRAM RED® 22, Force 22 & Rival 22 Yaw™ Front Derailleurs/ Exact Actuation Rear Derailleurs/ SRAM RED® 22, Force 22 & Rival 22 HRR & HRD|
|Recommended Group||SRAM Rival 22|
|Technology Highlight(s)||Yaw™/ DoubleTap™/ ZeroLoss™ on Front & Rear/ ErgoDynamics™ Fit/ Independent E-Z Access Shift-Brake Lever Reach Adjust / HydroR/ Connectamajig®|
|Finish||Textured hood covers, Grey & black anodized finish|
|Material||Aluminum brake levers/ aluminum shift levers, Forged aluminum disc caliper/ stainless hardware|
|Other||Steel-backed organic pads, Use DOT 5.1|