Driven by the project's goals of light weight, higher efficiency, and advanced materials, for the second year in a row Sram has created the lightest, most advanced shifter in the world. Built around SRAM's revolutionary Double Tap technology, the new SRAM Red Double Tap controls are designed to exceed the needs of even the most serious racers. The Red Shifter uses a highly developed version of Double Tap, which is enhanced by new pawl geometry that results in zero-loss travel. Additionally, the Red front shifter mechanism gains a new trim feature to optimize chainring selection. With less effort, Red controls deliver faster shifts, more precisely.
The shifter's ergonomic design factors in comfort and light weight, with a ground breaking brake and shift lever reach-adjustment capability that allows you to achieve a more natural, aggressive, and comfortable riding position. Additional refinements in the lever's design further improve shifting efficiency and performance, as does an even lower weight than its already-light Force counterpart. These refinements include Dual Cable Routing, so no matter what type of bar you use, you don't have to compromise comfort for performance. SRAM Red controls also take advantage of a redesigned trim feature that gives you precise adjustment and greater compatibility with the big ring.