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SRAM RED® Shift-Brake Control


The SRAM RED® shift-brake controls feature a fresh new look and continue our philosophy of perfecting the interface between rider and bike. We have 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 result is an extremely comfortable, highly individual fit that makes the shift-brake controls feel like a natural extension of the rider.

  • SRAM Road 11-speed compatible
  • HydroR disc version also available
  • New clamp allows better fit and adjustment for modern carbon and ergo bars
  • Designed for Yaw™ front derailleurs
  • ErgoFit™ textured body improves grip and finger wrap with reduced diameter, providing better control and a better transition to the bar
  • Individual Reach Adjust of brake and shift lever is easy to access and uses a standard hex key, putting the controls exactly where you want them
  • Larger carbon ErgoBlade™ lever improves shifting from the drops
  • DoubleTap© technology delivers both shifts from a single lever
  • ZeroLoss™ shifting means shifts engage immediately
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MSRP* (Pair)
USD: $461
Euro: €481
Euro MSRP includes VAT

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Compatibility Notice
11-Speed Product Compatibility Information SRAM 11 speed components were designed to be paired with matching SRAM 11 speed components to ensure proper function. We can only guarantee the performance when used with the correct SRAM branded components.
SRAM RED® Shift-Brake Control


Specifications for SRAM RED® Shift-Brake Control

Weight280g (pair)
Speeds11-speed rear and 2-speed front
CompatibilitySRAM RED® & Force Yaw™ front derailleurs, Exact Actuation™ rear derailleurs
Recommended GroupSRAM RED®
Technology Highlight(s)Yaw™/ DoubleTap™/ Zero-Loss™ on front & rear/ ErgoDynamics™ Fit/ Independent E-Z Access Shift-Brake lever Reach Adjust
MaterialCarbon shift-brake levers, Titanium bolts, Textured hood covers



DoubleTap® makes changing gears easier and faster, eliminating the cumbersome and awkward engagement associated with two-lever systems. DoubleTap handles up- and downshifts in one short, sweeping motion, with minimal effort and maximum comfort no matter where you are on the bars.

DoubleTap® uses two pawls, one for holding the ratchet wheel, and one for transporting it up and down through the gear change. The pawls are arranged in a way so that they can leapfrog each other depending on how far, and with how much pressure, you push the shift lever.

With short, rapid taps the transport pawl (04) moves the ratchet wheel (02) up through the shifting range. Downshifting comes via a longer sweep of the lever (in the same inward direction you upshift, but to an ergonomically maximized 15° angle) with the holding pawl (03) and the transport pawl leapfrogging each other quickly and smoothly.

Location, Location, Location: DoubleTap’s one-motion unidirectional levers (05) work flawlessly no matter what position you’re shifting from. Its double-articulated design (01), which is completely separate from the brake pivot, is easily engaged from the hoods or the drops.

Unlike all other forward controls, DoubleTap® also lets you pull the shift lever in against the bars so you can upshift while sprinting or attacking without giving up a firm grip. On DoubleTap® controls, the brake and shift levers are completely independent, each operating with their own pivot points. This not only allows for the multiposition functionality, it also eliminates the risk of engaging brakes or shifters unintentionally—an unfortunate side effect of other shift/brake lever designs.

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Longer brake levers, independent reach adjust for the brake and shift levers, and optimized hood shape give riders of any size comfort and easy access to the controls.

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Reach Adjust

Brake lever fit and feel is a personal thing. Riders have individual positioning preferences, as well as unique hand sizes and finger lengths. Reach Adjust makes it easy to adjust your lever for maximum one-finger control for everyone.

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The front derailleur cage rotates to maintain a consistent angular relationship with the chain. Yaw technology eliminates the need for shifter trim. As a result, shifts feel more direct, more precise, and combined with the new Red crankset and chainrings, delivers an unmatched performance advantage in front shifting.

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ZeroLoss simply means, well, zero loss—when you push on the lever, for an upshift or down shift, the cable is engaged instantly—zero loss of movement. There is no middle-ground where you're waiting for the shift to come. Gear changes are instant and precise.

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Documents Available for SRAM RED® Shift-Brake Control

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SRAM Warranty (2.19 MB, PDF) - 28 Pages

Languages covered: EN, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL, PT, JA, ZH, PL, DA, CS, EL, RO, FI, SV, GA, BG, MT, SK, SL, HU, ET, LV, LT, KO, RU
Updated June 16, 2015


Industry Reviews

SRAM RED “shifting snaps into gear superbly every time”

“In a world dominated by Shimano, it’s good to be able to ride SRAM Red again. It’s easy to forget just how slick SRAM’s top-end groupset actually is. The Double Tap shifting snaps into gear superbly every time, and the speed with which you can ship across the block and the smoothness of the trim-free Yaw front derailleur are both marvels. Oh, and it’s also the lightest groupset out there. Impressive.

by Warren Rossiter,, July 8, 2016