The SRAM Red 22 Doubletap levers are SRAM's most refined DoubleTap shifters to date now for 11-speed or 22 total gear combinations. SRAM went back to the drawing board and scrutinized everything, including the transition between handlebar and hoods, the grip texture, finger wrap, and the separate interfaces with both the shifter and brake lever. The result is an extremely comfortable, highly individual fit that makes the shifters feel like a natural extension of the rider.
SRAM made lever slightly more narrow through the mid-section for a little better finger wrap and feeling of control. The bump on the front of the lever is a little larger which creates a better, more natural resting spot for the thumb and forefinger. SRAM wisely added some texture to the hoods for better tactile feel.
A slightly longer brake lever makes breaking from the drops much easier - no more need to awkwardly reach up with the finger tips. The size of the shifting paddle has also been slightly increased so less force is required. Each lever has an independent reach adjuster that is more easily accessed with a 2.5mm hex wrench so there are no excuses for not having perfect reach adjustment.
SRAM retains the same internals and Double Tap shifting where both up and downshifts are delivered through a single lever. A light push gets into the harder gears and a more extended push moves the chain up the cassette in the climbing gears. ZeroLoss shifting is retained where there is always an immediate shift response. SRAM improved the clamp design that now allows for better fit and adjustment on the latest carbon handlebars. A complete set of cable and housing are included and the shifting cables can be routed on the inside or outside of the handle bar just like the previous generation.
Compatibility is with SRAM Red 22 & Force 22 Yaw front derailleurs and exact actuation rear derailleurs.