Ride with the force.
This year, SRAM expands on the popularity of last season's CX1 groupset with the all-new Force 1 group. Featuring impressive functionality that also crosses the boundaries into road and gravel, this group ticks all the boxes to meet your one-by drivetrain needs. The Force 1 Shifter & Rim Brake Set serves as the speed regulator of this group, delivering all the gear shifting precision and stopping power you need to arrive safely at your destination.
The shifters boast a similar hood and lever shape as SRAM's top-of-the-line Red model, focusing on ergonomic comfort and high quality materials for support across the longest roads. SRAM's ZeroLoss and DoubleTap technologies pair to provide crisp, clean, predictable shifting every time you flick the lever. A low shift initiation force makes for easy lever actuation and leaves more energy to put into the pedals.
The calipers also feature much of the same technology found in their more expensive Red siblings, relying on stainless steel parts to keep cost down compared to Red's titanium pieces. A hex-head spring tension adjusting screw on the side lets you adjust the feel of the squeeze to meet specific braking preferences, while a hex-head screw atop the caliper makes for easy centering after a bump or spill. The brakes come with SwissStop pads manufactured to SRAM's all-weather spec.