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The all-new SRAM RED chain was redeveloped from the ground up. The unique link shape allows the chain to be narrower and lighter while increasing strength and providing more space between the outer plates of the chain and the cogs on either side. Result: a quieter chain with faster, more precise shifts.
- Flattop technology enables a narrower chain with quieter operation and increased strength and durability
- Hard Chrome plated inner link plates and rollers for reduced wear and prolonged life.
- HollowPin construction for increased strength and efficiency
- Requires new Flattop Powerlock
- Available in limited rainbow colorway
The SRAM HARD CHROME chain has four times the elongation (wear) resistance to our other chains. This is due to the new finishing process on the inner links and rollers. Push pin strength and ultimate strength are equivalent to our current chains. The HARD CHROME chain lasts longer and is just as strong.
SRAM employs HollowPin construction on all its top of the line PowerChains. HollowPin yields plate retention strength, front and rear shifting efficiency, and low weight benchmarks unreachable in solid pin chain applications.
SRAM chain engineers developed PowerLock as a tool free, sure, and consistent way to connect our chains. While PL does not require special tools for install, the especially tight tolerances of 10- and 11-speed drivetrains mandate that each PowerLock is good for a one-time application only.
To enable X-Range gearing technology, we developed a narrower chain. The unique link shape of Flattop technology not only allowed for a wider gear range, but also results in quieter drivetrain operation and increased chain strength and durability.
|Compat - Speed (CN)||12s-Road|
|Outer link finish||Nickel|
|Color - Outer link||Silver|
|Inner link finish||Chrome Plated|
|Color - Inner link||Rainbow, Silver|
|Chain connector||PowerLock D1|
|Chain length (links)||114 links, 120 links|
|Pin variant||Hollow Pin|
Installation. Service. Compatibility. Find all the documentation needed to set up, use, and maintain your components in the SRAM Service hub.Visit product service page
SRAM’S NEW 12-SPEED RED ETAP AXS WILL PUSH YOUR BUTTONS
“Most notably, Red eTap AXS shifts much (much) faster than Red eTap, and finally puts SRAM’s electronic shifting in the same league as Shimano’s and Campagnolo’s systems."
"RIGHT NOW, THE SRAM RED ETAP AXS IS THE BEST GROUPSET ON THE MARKET."
SRAM RED eTap AXS Groupset long term review | 10/10 points
“AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF TESTING, ETAP AXS HAS SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS."
Warren Rossiter, bikeradar.com (UK)
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