What the heck is SRAM WiFLi?

Wider range cassettes and derailleurs for easier climbing

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SRAM WiFLi Explained

WiFLi is short for “Wider, Faster, Lighter.” It’s SRAM’s way of denoting components that offer a more spaced-out gear range with a cassette.

Editor’s Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art’s Cyclery. The original post can be found here.

If you’ve done any drivetrain shopping lately, chances are you’ve come across the term WiFLi. Though it looks like either a “WiFi” typo, or a pretty bad name for a hip-hop dance squad, WiFLi is actually just what SRAM calls their wider range cassettes and derailleurs.

WiFLi is short for “Wider, Faster, Lighter” (yes, that’s a painfully clunky acronym), and it’s SRAM’s way of denoting components that offer a more spaced-out gear range with a cassette that goes all the way to 32 teeth, as opposed to the more standard 28 teeth.

SRAM WiFLi Explained

WiFLi components are available all across the SRAM line, including its top-tier Red eTap wireless electronic shifting group.

Now that leads us to another question: Why would you want a cassette with a wider range? If you’re a professional racer, the answer is, you wouldn’t. But for the average rider, some extra teeth at the cassette’s low-end can make tough climbs a heck of a lot easier. So if you want a little more oomph on the uphill, or if you’d just like a wider range of gearing to choose from, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the WiFLi designation on SRAM’s drivetrains.

Check out all the WiFLi Components at Art’s Cyclery.

About the author: Arts Cyclery

This article was originally published on the Art's Cyclery Blog. Art's Cyclery is dedicated to offering free expert advice, how-to videos, and in-depth product reviews on ArtsCyclery.com to help riders make an educated decision when selecting cycling gear.

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