By shifting the gearing range to the rear, we were able to provide a smoother shift and give the rider the ability to spend more time in the sweet spot of the cassette where the one tooth jumps are. This gives the rider greater control over their cadence for a given speed they want to maintain and means you are never trying to find the right gear. When you do make a front shift, the required change in cadence is reduced when the difference between the two chainring tooth counts is reduced as well. That means front shifts require fewer compensating shifts in the rear to maintain a given cadence.
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- Where can I find information about my SRAM Rival Powermeter?
- What is the new cassette size for the wider range Force eTap AXS?
- What cassette size ranges do you offer for RED and Force eTap AXS™?
- Why do the new SRAM RED and Force eTap AXS road chains have links that are flat on one side?
- Why does the new SRAM RED and Force chain use larger rollers than SRAM’s 11-speed chains?
- Are SRAM eTap AXS™ road chains more efficient than a typical 1/8” chain with smaller rollers?
- What surface treatment/coating is SRAM using on new RED chains?
- Why is my SRAM Force eTap AXS drivetrain noisy, especially the cassette?
- Do RED chainrings last as long as SRAM’s 11-speed chainrings, or will they last longer?
- How does the new SRAM RED chain lifespan compare to SRAM’s 11-speed SRAM RED chains?