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SRAM Force Double Tap Shifters

Old 07-29-06, 03:59 PM
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SRAM Force Double Tap Shifters

SRAM Force Double Tap Shifters

I just recently saw these in an advertisement and can't seem to find any information on them. I currently have a full Dura Ace double setup and would love to add these if compatible. Any comments or thoughts on these? Are they available for purchase yet? Cost? Thanks for your help!
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Old 07-29-06, 04:04 PM
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saw them at the bike shop threw onto a system 6. The brifters are perfect for my short, fat, sausage fingers.
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Old 07-29-06, 04:23 PM
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I just found a website that had some good data on these. $540 for a pair! $1800 for the groupset!

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...RY.ID=36&MODE=

The pair only weighs 305g - which is 120g lighter than my Dura Ace pair!!
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From competitive cyclist website: Currently out of stock. Estimated arrival date: 9/01/06

is this pretty much the date everywhere?
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From competitive cyclist website: Currently out of stock. Estimated arrival date: 9/01/06

is this pretty much the date everywhere?
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They're not compatible, so yours is a short lived love affair!?
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Originally Posted by brianappleby
From competitive cyclist website: Currently out of stock. Estimated arrival date: 9/01/06

is this pretty much the date everywhere?

That's about the expected date (sometime in fall) I've got on the rival group I ordered last week. $1800 is pretty crazy indeed, you ccould always get a job in a shop and save about $1k though
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Originally Posted by BigFloppyLlama
That's about the expected date (sometime in fall) I've got on the rival group I ordered last week. $1800 is pretty crazy indeed, you ccould always get a job in a shop and save about $1k though
aaand, how do you like it...?
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We got a flier from Quality and they said the first two shipments were all gone.

Its pretty pricy even at wholesale. I guess my dollars will go toward the DA group rather than the SRAM
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Originally Posted by transplant
aaand, how do you like it...?
Haven't tried it yet, not due in until fall.


Originally Posted by nitropowered
We got a flier from Quality and they said the first two shipments were all gone.

Its pretty pricy even at wholesale. I guess my dollars will go toward the DA group rather than the SRAM
Same about the shipments, although based on the weights SRAM publishes the jump from Rival to Force the weight savings are mostly in the cranks and brakes it seems. Plus, the rival price didn't seem too bad to me.
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...there a good review of the SRAM gruppo in 'Ride cycling review' (a mag printed by the cyclingnews folks), if you can source it anywhere, it's worth a read....no deatils on price or availability, but should be soon given that the marketing guru's are beginning to throw money at promoting it
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