Why does the new SRAM RED and Force chain use larger rollers than SRAM’s 11-speed chains? November 04, 2020 20:04 Updated Larger rollers last longer and make the chain more durable. Related articles Can I use a SRAM Eagle™ 12-speed chain on an SRAM RED® XG-1290 cassette? Is a special chain tool required for new RED and Force eTap AXS™ road chains? What are the main differences between RED eTap AXS™ and Force eTap AXS™? What type of freehub body is required for the new Force eTap AXS 10-36 cassette? What surface treatment/coating is SRAM using on new RED chains? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.