SRAM RED 22
When SRAM RED was introduced in 2012, it was packed with features and benefits tailored to the needs of professionals: fast, lightweight, aerodynamic, ergonomic, virtually silent and naturally trim-free thanks to the groundbreaking Yaw technology. The only necessary improvement was therefore undoubtedly to give the combination two more gears. This now offers the added advantage that SRAM can offer a weightless system that shifts incredibly fast at the front and has the best and smoothest gear transitions at the rear. And on top of that, this system now has twenty-two gears as an absolute world first. No compromises and always trim-free in any gear combination - SRAM calls it True 22. stage free for SRAM RED 22.
Extreme strength. Incredible precision. The PowerChain II from SRAM offers better shifting performance at the front derailleur and when shifting up without sacrificing shifting precision at the rear derailleur. The Step2 riveting process increases the compressive force of the pins for greater strength and robustness.
SRAM engineers have developed PowerLock as a tool-free, safe and constant way of connecting the chains. Although no special tools are required for mounting with PL, each PowerLock can only be used once, given the narrow tolerance range of an 11-speed drive.