SRAM Rival Rear Derailleur $104.00
The knee-knocking shift quality of DoubleTap levers carries straight through from Red into Rival. The stout 2-spring construction with Exact Actuation technology of the Red and Force rear derailleurs is replicated in every detail in Rival. You'll feel the same quick, crisp, positive shifting you get with Red and Force. In fact, there are only two differences of note between Force and Rival -- Rival has stainless steel hardware instead of the Ti you'll find in Force. And the finish of this second-generation Rival rear derailleur is black throughout, including its fully-aluminum cage for the jockey wheels.
At 188g the Rival rear derailleur comes in at a mere 14g heavier than the Force, with a cost savings of over 25%. If you embrace technology, but prefer to keep a death grip on your wallet, this is another example of why Rival is tailor made for you.
The SRAM Rival Rear Derailleur is available with two cage length options -- Medium and Short. The Medium has a maximum 37t chain wrap capacity and can handle up to a 32t cog. The Short cage version has a 33t chain wrap capacity and can handle a 28t cog.
- Exact Actuation delivers precise 3mm shifts with each click for clean, reliable shifting
- Aluminum inner cage for added durability
- Aluminum outer cage for reduced weight and increased stiffness
What community has to say
Is this unit compatible with campy ergo...
Is this unit compatible with campy ergo shift levers?
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love the Med which gives me a 32 out back , combine that with a compact up front and you have a great gravel grinder set up!
I would like to change from an 11-25 to...
I would like to change from an 11-25 to an 11-32 cassette. What else needs to change in my current setup? I have seen conflicting information about cage & chain length.
2010 Cervelo RS with complete SRAM Rival drive train (short cage rear derailleur).
I believe you need the medium length cage to go up to that large a rear cog. Honestly though at that size you might instead opt for a mountain bike derailleur: I have a 36 tooth pie plate on my CX bike and I use an X9 rear derailleur with road shifters up front... works like a breeze!
All you will need to go to an 11-32 cassette is the cassette itself, a medium cage derailleur and a new 10 spd chain. You can go with a SRAM mountain derailleur if you like and get capacity up to 36T, however it will slightly heavier, and slightly less smooth on the shifts.
Decent RD system
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This systen came on my new Orca with the 11-32 rear cassette. It is easy to adjust the barrel adjuster and the system changes easily from the double taps. It is precise and works like a RD should. The adjustment screws are easily seen and marked for one to identify for adjustments. No complaints to date. I like the rear Rival over the front Rival derailleur.
What is the largest cassette I can use...
What is the largest cassette I can use with this deraileur ?
SRAM technical manual says 28 tooth max. But a Mid-cage allows for the 32 tooth, short cage a 28.