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Which option should i get?
Red shifters with Force FD, RD and brakes. 67%  67%  [ 36 ]
Red shifters with Rival FD, RD and brakes. 13%  13%  [ 7 ]
Rival shifters with Rival FD, RD and brakes. 20%  20%  [ 11 ]
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 Post subject: Going over to Sram
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:52 pm 
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This is a ww forum, do us a favour, get the lighter one!


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 Post subject: Re: Going over to Sram
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:44 pm 
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First of all, thank you all for replying and helping me figure out what to do.

I think i will do the following: Shell out the extra cash for the Red shifters and then go Rival with the rest. I might experiment with my current Ultegra FD and see if that gives some better results as far as the front shifting goes.

Down the road, i'll probably try the yaw FD and see if it really is that much better.

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 Post subject: Re: Going over to Sram
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Lets be honest friends don't let friends buy Sram for any other reason than weight savings at a price point. Red and Force


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 Post subject: Going over to Sram
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:57 am 
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What other reason is there?

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 Post subject: Re: Going over to Sram
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:10 am 
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All Red. Get the red FD with steel cage. Just go on ebay, bikewagon sells oem Red stuff for dirt cheap.

I had some Rival shifters and the ratchet stripped within two weeks.


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 Post subject: Going over to Sram
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I don't think the red front derailleur is that bad. It stinks with powercordz though. At least for me ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Going over to Sram
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gumgardner wrote:
What other reason is there?

performance, quality, longevity


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 Post subject: Re: Going over to Sram
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:51 am 
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Just to muddy the waters a bit my call would be; Red shifters, Rival mechs and Force brakes. I have a bit of every Sram group across my bikes and I would say the Red shifters are worth the premium, short positive shift action feels better than others to me. The Force brakeset is functionally identical to Red, only saving 10-15g with different bolts, and can be had for not much more than half the price of Red. Rival and Force mechs seems pretty close and while the Red rear mech is a lovely thing it is stupid expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Going over to Sram
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Tough call, because all the SRAM stuff works pretty similar, with very small increments of improvement in smoothness and weight reduction.
I think the truth is that Red and Force are not really "worth it" except for someone who is sitting down and making the $/gram calculations and really thinks they need the best. I'm using RED now, because I am not really very fast and am insecure and feel like I need every advantage.
But the truth is that I am no faster and really don't enjoy the riding any more that when I am on my old steel frame with a triple Sora group.
Still, I have hope that pretty soon I am going to "break through" on the training and that last 200 grams will really be the difference in my placings. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Going over to Sram
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notsoswift wrote:
gumgardner wrote:
What other reason is there?

performance, quality, longevity



longevity for SRAM? ha!

if you insist on getting SRAM, why don't you wait for 11 speed (22 speed in SRAM lingo) next season.


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