The new Force 22 crankset delivers an upgrade in performance by utilizing unidirectional carbon in the crank arm matched to a forged alloy spider. The hidden bolt pattern makes better use of carbon fiber to further improve stiffness and shed weight. The stunning X Glide R chainrings are optimized for use with the YAW Technology in the front derailleur, delivering seamless, flawless performance.
While other systems rely on side loading the bearings to eliminate play (which causes premature bearing wear), the SRAM GXP bottom bracket system is different. The GXP system positions the left side bearing between the spindle and the left crankarm, while allowing the drive-side bearing to float axially on the spindle, thereby eliminating the necessity to side-load bearings during adjustment. GXP's design allows greater variation in BB shell alignment, maintaining precision and performance regardless of thread and construction irregularities in the frame. Installation is simple: once it is tightened to the proper specifications you are ready to roll with a worry free bottom bracket employing two bicycle specific cartridge bearings and eight seals for a smooth and long lasting ride.
The SRAM Force 22 11-speed Double Tap Shifters continue SRAM's philosophy of perfecting the interface between rider and bike. SRAM has scrutinized everything, including the transition between handlebar and hoods, the grip texture, finger wrap, and the separate interfaces with both the shifter and brake lever. The textured body improves grip and finger wrap with reduced diameter, while the handy reach adjustment allows you to customize your cockpit and longer lever blades improve shifting while in the drops. The result is an extremely comfortable, highly individual fit that makes the shifters feel like a natural extension of the rider.
Now refined for twenty-two speeds, the new SRAM Force 22 Rear Derailleur has been designed to deliver the performance advantage you have come to expect from SRAM. The derailleur is designed with Exact Actuation technology for precise, efficient shifting. SRAM paid special attention to the finer details by refining tooth geometry of the jockey wheel. The derailleur features Aeroglide Pulleys, spring-fixed barrel adjuster and carbon outer cage. The result is that the chain runs through the new SRAM Force 22 Rear Derailleur smoother and quieter than ever before.
The SRAM Force 22 Yaw Front Derailleur offers every gear combination with no chain rub. Instead of simply moving back and forth, the derailleur cage actually rotates to maintain a consistent angular relationship with the chain. SRAM calls this technology Yaw, and it eliminates the need for shifter trim. Shifts feel more direct, more precise, and combined with the new SRAM Force 22 crankset and chainrings, delivers an unmatched performance advantage in front shifting. The derailleur includes an integrated chain spotter to protect your frame.
The streamlined SRAM Force22 brakeset was designed for lightweight, performance, featuring Dual Pivot brake action and a proprietary pad compound for high-powered braking with low weight. Intelligent engineering combines cold-forged arms, stainless steel main pivot bolts, and a powerful return spring for positive engagement and release.
SRAM's 1170 11-Speed Cassette is constructed of light, durable materials and features SRAM's PowerGlide tooth profiles and shift ramps for high shifting performance with a quieter chain/cassette combination. This excellent cassette also sports a semi-spider construction for a maximum stiffness-to-weight ratio, a lightweight aluminum lockring, and is available in three ranges to suit all your riding needs.
The SRAM Force 22 11-speed chain features heavily chamfered outer plates for improved shifting and quieter running. Other advancements include chrome hardened pin construction for longer chain life. The HollowPin construction provides smooth, precise shifting and weight savings without sacrificing strength. PowerLock connecting link provides tool-less attachment for easy installation.