SRAM Force 22 GXP Groupset is the ultimate in performance and valve.
SRAM ironed out the kinks in the original Red group some time back then added a 11th cog and have quickly sent all that technology down to the Force 22 group. But for ceramic bearings and some weight savings it seems that Force 22 is every bit the performer the Red 22 is. We particularly like the feeling of the shifts, the Force 22 levers snap the chain into the desired cog with a very audible and sure feeling. The longer brake lever and shift paddle are an improvement on earlier force and the hood shape takes it up yet another notch.
While Campagnolo and Shimano have embraced the new style mid compact 52/36 chainrings SRAM has stuck to it's guns with WiFli mid cage rear derailleur for the Force 22 and some of the most well thought out cassette ratios. SRAM are calling the new 11 speed Red and Force gourps "22" because they claim all 22 gears are usable. Looking over the available options we really like the way SRAM have done this and with a 16 tooth cog in all the cassettes(but for the 11-32 Wifil) it seems either compact or standard chainrings can be matched to a cassette that perfectly fits any riding style.
Includeded in this 8 piece group are
- Shifters with cables and housing
- Front derailleur with chain catcher
- Rear Derailleur
- Crank GXP
- Bottom Bracket
- Brake Caliper pair