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2010 SRAM Force Input

Old 06-19-11, 07:26 AM
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2010 SRAM Force Input

Ok, so I've been ridding my new pedal force rs2 w/ full force. Does anyone else find it noisey, finicky and like not always dialed in? No way is "exact actuation" accurate.

My other bike is a tomasso aggriazato w/ Dura ace/Ultegra and shifting is precise and buttery.
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check your cabling job? did you build or adjust it yourself? no problems here.
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I find my Force and Rival groups to be more precise than Shimano ever was or is on my bikes. FYI, there's less margin for error with SRAM's b-screw than with Shimano so that could be throwing off your shifting.
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Originally Posted by Val23708 View Post
check your cabling job? did you build or adjust it yourself? no problems here.
Had it built up at LBS. It works well, just alot of noise and clankety clank when looking for a gear.
Maybe I just like Dura Ace better.
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Sram can be called louder than Shimano, but it is quick and precise when dial in. I had a little trouble with it when I first installed it on my previous bike, but it was all due to cable tension. Once I got that right everything else went very well. No appreciable noise when I was in any gear. I have even had people mention how quiet my bike is.
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
I find my Force and Rival groups to be more precise than Shimano ever was or is on my bikes. FYI, there's less margin for error with SRAM's b-screw than with Shimano so that could be throwing off your shifting.
same here. it sounds like somethings isnt right. Sram is a little louder than shimano and i guess you could say not as smooth but i like the crisp feel of sram and when shifting under load there is no comparison.
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Alot of "bike mechanics" cannot set up Sram to save their own lives.I have no issues with my Red group. The Sram cassettes are on the noisy side, I guess thats due to the way the teeth are cut. The shifting to the smaller cogs blows away the Shimano. There is no play in the Sram lever. Fast precise shifts. I have small-ish hands...accidentally braking while shifting the Shimano lever isn't fun.
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I have 2011 Force. The rear shifting is very good, but I cannot get the front derailleur adjusted properly. I never had FD issues with Shimano 105, but on my other bike the FD shifting is not very good. Even though the rear shifting works very well, I prefer the lighter touch on my Shimano shifters.
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Mine is louder than my wife's untegra. But it shifts great.
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No issues with my 2010 SRAM Force. Yes, they are definitely louder than Shimano. Not a major issue for me. I do find the rear derailleur finicky if you drop it or bang it (out of alignment) but I suspect that would be an issue with any rear derailleur.

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I had a similar experience when I "took the leap" to Force. I found it "industrial" compared to my "silky" Ultegra.

I eventually leapt back to Ultegra.

Never say never though. I may try again.
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Originally Posted by ThinLine View Post
Had it built up at LBS. It works well, just alot of noise and clankety clank when looking for a gear.
Maybe I just like Dura Ace better.
Not set up right. No clankety clank from my force/red group.
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