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Item # SRM0514

Second-tier is all relative.

When SRAM launched the new, 11-speed Red group, we were excited. There was some good technology on offer and some much-needed improvements over the previous iteration (Andy Schleck knows). However, we were just as excited to see that tech move down the line to Force, which shares a tax bracket with a lot more of us. For a very minor weight penalty, and a nigh-unnoticeable difference in ergonomics and shifting performance, we’ll opt to save some money for race fees every time, and that’s precisely what SRAM’s Force 22 Shifters allow.

  • Zero Loss pawl geometry
  • Improved ErgoFit shifter bodies
  • Carbon fiber shift paddles

Tech Specs

[brake lever] carbon fiber, [shift lever] aluminum, [hoods] textured rubber
Crankset Compatibility:
SRAM 11-speed
Compatible Components:
SRAM 11-Speed
Actual Weight:
One Color, One Size: 307g
Recommended Use:
cyclocross, road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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All day

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recommend going with force anyway. It feels great. It isn't much heavier than red, so it why spend the extra money? I love the feel of the sram stuff. Not to mention the company is awesome to deal with if something goes wrong. I switched over from Ultegra, as I like the feel of double tap more.

Big Improvement

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used SRAM Rival and Force 10-speed shifters before these. The Force 22 shifters are more comfortable, shift faster with less throw and feel smoother. SRAM reduced the width and made the hoods "grippier" so I now get more of a thumb-and-ring/pinkie fingers hook under the lever and I have more first and second finger wrap over the levers. Makes for better grip and confident braking. Shifting is more responsive - a bit faster, a little less movement before actual shifting occurs. Shifting is also quieter but SRAM mechanical will always be loud. The levers are slightly more curved at the bottom so they are easier to reach from the drops. The carbon levers look great but are slippery under sweaty fingers. Performance is almost exactly like Red 22 but for half the cost and the graphics are SRAM's best looking in my book.

Avg. ride time: 3h 41m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Like Buttah, Only Bettah

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

MmMmmMmm! I am loving these shifters!

These shifters have been flawless! I built up a new road bike last month and these were the cherry on top of my swanky new rig. What's that saying about something performing so well you don't notice it? Well, that's been true for these shifters for me. My first bike was jenky to say the least, and I have been SO STOKED to ride the new one with these at the helm.

For me, the levers are a bit huge, being an average-heighted lady-person with smallish hands. Even so, they perform super well and I am incredibly pleased!

Avg. ride time: 8h 57m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Does this include both front and rear shifters?
Is this mechanical brakes?

this is for the set/both shifters and they are mechanical

Beautiful Carbon!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been a long time user of the first-gen SRAM Rival and have quite enjoyed those. Having switched over to these new shifters I have mixed opinions.

Functionally these are a SUPER welcome upgrade with crisp shifting and smooth braking. I have adjusted the reach such that grabbing the levers in the drops is nowhere near a problem.

My opinions (and yes they are opinions) about the grips are that the more narrow profile is nice but the taller bump profile is a little awkward for me. I'm hoping I get used to it, but I had adjusted really well to the old style.

Overall I can't fault the shifters for anything. They work under any situation I've thrown at them and they've never let me down. Great product


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a long time Shimano user and switching to SRAM was noisy! But not in a bad way! My older 105 shifters are very quiet through their motion, with a very subtle engagement. These Force 22s are VERY positive and very firm in their action. Very different but not worse - just something to be aware of.

DoubleTap is great except for the feedback at the very top of the cassette - when you are out of gears the shift action requires that you press and hold until it releases. If you don't wait long enough or press hard enough you get an unintended upshift which can be bad! This differs from the Shimano that just "locks" the lever and doesn't allow it to move.

This is a very personal preference but I don't love the shape of the hoods and I feel like the cables aren't as buried as they could be - you can still feel them through the material. You may not notice it...

Overall performance is excellent. Great mechanicals and a very solid feel. Also the best levers I've used yet with good range of adjustability on the shift lever.

Light and effective!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These shifter are second nature to me after the first ride! I come from Shimano shifting and the ability to have no chain rub, smooth shifting, fast shifting is excellent. Having been used to electronic shifting previous this group is an equivalent. I have had zero problems and utilize the Yokozuna shift/brake cables. I am now a Sram fan with the new 22!