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What is the difference between SRAM Force and SRAM Red?

What is the difference between SRAM Force and SRAM Red?

Arguably the most significant difference between SRAM Red and Force lies in the crankset construction. What will likely have budget orientated riders cheering, the SRAM Force crankset features replaceable chainrings as opposed to the one-piece chainring and spider design unveiled on SRAM Red.

Can you mix SRAM Force and Red?

SRAM’s new electronic drivetrains offer something simple but revolutionary: a common platform for road & mountain bike. Force, Red and Eagle AXS parts can be mixed, if you do it right.

What is the difference between SRAM Red eTap and SRAM Force eTap?

What is the difference between SRAM Red eTap AXS and SRAM Force eTap AXS? The new Force eTap AXS groupset shares the same motors as RED, as well as the faster signal transfer and the new more powerful chipset. To make the group more affordable, some of RED eTap AXS’s other bells and whistles have been stripped back.

What is the difference between SRAM Rival and Force?

Both groupsets have wide gear ranges, but the Force 1 has a broader range of chainrings to choose from. Functionally, the Rival and Force 1 groupsets are the same, but the Rival is slightly heavier due to the materials used. For example, the Rival uses aluminum brake levers, while the Force uses carbon fiber items.

What is the SRAM hierarchy?

The SRAM road hierarchy is relatively simple compared to its expansive and confusingly labelled MTB echelons. There are just four main subdivisions: Apex is its entry-level system, followed by the mid-range Rival, and topped by the performance-level Force and pro-standard Red.

Is SRAM Force compatible with SRAM Rival?

Rival eTap AXS is compatible with SRAM Red and Force 12-speed cassettes from 10-28T up to 10-36T.

Is SRAM Red AXS compatible with Force AXS?

The SRAM RED eTap AXS 36T Max rear derailleur is only compatible with SRAM AXS systems. It will communicate with AXS front derailleurs, drop bar shift levers, BlipBoxes, and controllers. It is not backwards compatible with SRAM RED eTap 11-speed components; they are not able to communicate with each other.

Can you mix SRAM Rival and Force?

Many parts are cross compatible between SRAM RED, Force, and Rival eTap AXS such as: 12-speed Flattop chains, 12-speed cassettes from 10-28T all the way up to 10-36T, 1x cranksets, 2x cranksets (be sure to use the correct wide spindle crankset with the wide version front derailleur), shifter controls, and power meters.