Can't ride enough!
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: south Louisiana
Bikes: IFab Crown Jewel, Giant Defy, Hardtail MTB, Fuji finest, Bianchi FG conversion
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I'm running SRAM Force on my good road bike & have almost two years with it. It is great stuff.
There are complaints about the lack of trim on the big chain ring position, but careful set-up can minimize that problem, as it has for me. Very solid feel, spot-on, never miss shifting. It does give a clear 'click' for each shift, so it can telegraph you intentions to the rider next to you as you get set to sprint. But you can also pull the shift lever back to the bar to crack off very quick shifts in a sprint with minimal hand movement & loss of power.
The shifting is quickly learned. The only thing I miss from Shimano is being able to feel if I'm the big ring by pushing the shift lever. Try that with SRAM & you drop to the little ring.