SRAM Rival DoubleTap Shifters

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $309.99


Product Description

Sram Rival levers offer DoubleTap technology for extremely smooth, lightning fast up and down shifts. Zero Loss front shifting means front gears are engaged immediately


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by swierszcz a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2009

Strengths:    Like the design, double tap. ergonomics - fit my hands. can easily shift up when on the drops.

Weaknesses:    Do not look that good

Bottom Line:   
Very good ergonomics and I just like the SRAM design. Needed some time to learn how to shift, particularly front. Frequent complains about the long throw of the front shifter and amount of power needed to shift up are, in my opinion, related to the Rival crank. When I replaced Rival crank with Ultegra 6750 it "fixed" all those problems.

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Purchased At:   Cycle Solutions

Similar Products Used:   Shimano 105

Bike Setup:   Orbea Onix 2007, Shimano RS80 wheels, Ultegra 6750 crank


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by crossracer a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2008

Strengths:    The ergonomics are the first thing you notice. These things fit your hands very very well. The under the bar routing of the cables produces a nice, cleean look. The rear shifter is on par with any shimano or campy product.

Weaknesses:    One big one is the amount of force needed to shift the front der. You have to have a little muscle there or it wont happen.

Bottom Line:   
Nice shifters and a definte choice for the competive cyclist.

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Purchased At:   Performance bike

Similar Products Used:   600 ultegra, campy chorus

Bike Setup:   On my cross bike.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by benInMA a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2008

Strengths:    The hoods are exceptionally comfortable.

The shifters are fairly easy to flush & re-lube.


Weaknesses:    Finish durability

Lever throw (particularly on the front shifter) is far too long & high effort compared to other shifters.


Bottom Line:   
These shifters have worked fairly well for 7000 miles but I will likely be replacing them this winter after only 2 seasons, which seems like a rather short lifetime for a product this expensive.

Both levers have the finish severely worn, I have never seen this with any other shifter. Basically my fingers wore right through the clearcoat.

One of the rubber hoods is cracking. These are cheap and easy to replace, but I have never had one crack within 25,000 miles before.

The return spring for the rear shifter needs to be replaced. Sometimes the lever will not return to position after a downshift. It may be possible to simply replace the spring but after 7000 miles I don't feel like shifter internals should need to be replaced.

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Favorite Ride:   The next one..

Purchased At:   LBS with new bike

Similar Products Used:   Shimano DA, Ultegra, and 105.

Bike Setup:   Serotta, full Rival groupset



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