SRAM Force Double Tap Shifters

3/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $496.00


Product Description

SRAM Force DoubleTap? controls put the revolutionary competitive advantage of DoubleTap? technology right at your fingertips. SRAM Force maintains its carbon looks, super lightweight, and ProTour proven durability. Also added is Zero Loss shifting, which


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by doug warren

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2013

Strengths:    Clean look, different than Campy/Shimano. That's about it, really.

Weaknesses:    Poor shifting - would up-shift one when trying to down-shift one a lot of time,
One year of use, and right-side shifter broke in two up on the shaft of the paddle.
Appears to be a common failure mode for the earlier Force Shifters. (google it).
Kind of stuck with Sram for now, would not do it again, will go back to Shimano in future.


Bottom Line:   
Don't buy Sram shifters if you actually use them for daily riding, over priced junk with poor design and obviously lousy to non-existent reliability testing. Must be a "Marketing Driven" company: get it selling and making $$$$, who cares about reliability? My ancient Ultegra's never let me down with many more miles of use.
It is serviceable, but try to find parts? Good luck. Contact Sram? How? the only way I see is to send them a hand written letter. That tells you something about how they actually want to serve customers... they don't. Sram just wants the money.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan evan

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2013

Strengths:    Smooth quick shifts.

Weaknesses:    Wears-out quickly.

Bottom Line:   
Love the performance when new, but wore-out after four summers of riding. Cogs inside right (rear) bifter slip and will not engage. Local shop say's this is common problem. Look on web and you'll see many single, right side shifters for sell. These are not cheap to replace. They should last longer. Quess I'll go back to Ultegra on my next bike.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hummina shadeeba a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2011

Strengths:    durable. comfortable. ergonomic. simple internally.
one rear shifter broke, but I sold the bike and can't tell about customer service


Weaknesses:    one broke. I'm thinking of getting the metal cable housing because I hear it works best - sometimes the effort is a bit much and sometimes it, or I, will slip and over/under shift.


Bottom Line:   
over the last 3 or so years, at least, I've owned the first generation of rival, another bike with it, and Force on another 3 bikes. they're all pretty much the same other than a bit of ease with the front shifter. Save your money and get rival. funny how the reviews for Red are so high but they're almost the same thing. Force or Red is lighter which is great for the all-important lifting of bikes with pinkys "wow that's so light!" But then I did buy the Force a couple times...the paint and carbon cranks sucked me in.

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Favorite Ride:   north bay

Purchased At:   bike store

Similar Products Used:   campy record and chorus

Bike Setup:   with the shifters on the bike used by the hands using deda newton or magic bars


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rider a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2010

Strengths:    Looks, feel and weight. The double tap is an asset also.

Weaknesses:    loud clicking from shifters. It should be a 'feel only' effort.

Bottom Line:   
The force shifters and a dura ace rear derailleur with dura ace cassette. With all the fiddling around I cannot get my bike to shift to high gear (smallest cog). Front derailleur works fine.

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Favorite Ride:   Uphill and warm

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   ultegra

Bike Setup:   my build. cheap carbon frame with the best components. About 13 lbs.



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