It takes a degree of passion for riding that can't be faked to fully appreciate SRAM RED. It was created to blur the boundaries between machine and athlete. Discipline, Dedication, Consistency, Sacrifice. These are the qualities of riders riding at the highest level, and they need machinery forged of the same mettle. Powerful and pure. Light and quick. This is SRAM Red. It's what real advancement means: Leveraging design and innovation without restraint on performance. Helping to blur the boundaries between bicycle and athlete.
SRAM Red DoubleTap Hydraulic Shifter + Hydraulic Disc Brake - Flat Mount
If you believe in better performance then you should believe in hydraulic road (HydroR™) brakes. SRAM's award winning HydroR™ technology is the fulfillment of the promise of better braking, more control, and improved performance in all conditions. SRAM RED is delivering on the promise of braking confidence and security that brings speed control and stability to a new level.
- Retains the 2015 design advances with a fresh new look
- RED ergonomics including Reach Adjust
- SRAM Road 11-speed compatible
- Optimized power and modulation for higher speeds and more control
- Refined lever body design is more comfortable
- Easy access bleed port means convenient service
- Shift paddle design is lightweight and offers improved finger clearance
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.
How It Works: DoubleTap® uses two pawls, one for holding the ratchet wheel, and one for transporting it up and down through the gear change. The pawls are arranged in a way so that they can leapfrog each other depending on how far, and with how much pressure, you push the shift lever. With short, rapid taps the transport pawl (04) moves the ratchet wheel (02) up through the shifting range. Downshifting comes via a longer sweep of the lever (in the same inward direction you upshift, but to an ergonomically maximized 15° angle) with the holding pawl (03) and the transport pawl leapfrogging each other quickly and smoothly.
Location, Location, Location: DoubleTap's one-motion unidirectional levers (05) work flawlessly no matter what position you're shifting from. Its double-articulated design (01), which is completely separate from the brake pivot, is easily engaged from the hoods or the drops.
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.
Divide and Conquer: On DoubleTap® controls, the brake and shift levers are completely independent, each operating with their own pivot points. This not only allows for the multiposition functionality, it also eliminates the risk of engaging brakes or shifters unintentionally - an unfortunate side effect of other shift/brake lever designs.
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.
ZeroLoss simply means, well, zero loss-when you push on the lever, for an upshift or down shift, the cable is engaged instantly-zero loss of movement. There is no middle-ground where you're waiting for the shift to come. Gear changes are instant and precise.