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My Tarmac SL2 Comp has Rival on it. I like it a lot. My right hand also has the muscle memory set for non-zero loss shifting. When I ride my Volagi with 2013 Force shifters (which appear to be 2011/12 Red) I'm all hosed up shoving the lever too far. Sram should offer Rival cranks in BB30 instead of the S500 or 900 non-series.
The bright side, perhaps the current Red would drop in price.
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Going 1x11 lightens the whole system -dropping the FD, cables, housings, lever internals while only increasing by 1 cog and reduces the chances of a mechanical greatly.
Should we go over and talk 1x11 in the 1x10 thread and see if that settles all the bickering? I haven't checked it in a few days, but it was a cluster last time.
Being logical has no place here.
I hate SRAM, but if you are happy with what you have, there's no real reason to change.
I bought Di2 Ultegra to replace the SRAM Red on my GFs TT bike, but I ride 6600/7800/6700.
I'm happy, and it works well enough for me.
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SRAM has taken care of me on the warrantee issue; the early brifter's little folded piece o' sheet metal (crap) that carries the interleaved pawls breaks - eventually.
The right/rear has been replaced twice. Last Fall, SRAM replaced the set; the carrier is much beefier now.
All that said, although the brifters can be taken apart, cleaned, and properly lubed (Dow #41), they're not really made to be taken apart, much less rebuilt, and spare parts aren't available.
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I made a switch to SRAM ( 9 bikes ) from early Campy Record, Delta brakes 1991 year (and still museum quality) to Shimano XT, Ultegra, Dura-Ace, XTR, lower end Alfine hub, 105. SRAM Force was the ticket, liked the somewhat heavy ka-clank shifting, Dura-ace like brakes, aesthetics, quality and precision.
Force isn't cheap and uber light but every future bike I will get will have the latest greatest Force Group.
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Other than the front shifting, I have no issues with it. A lot of people would complain it's loud, but that's no issue for me. It does it's job.I see some pretty good deals on complete bikes with Rival and was wondering if any Rival users could comment.
As for the Rival
Honestly, I figured the would realize they really aren't worth the hassle, like Magura did over a decade ago.
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