SRAM Rival groupset

No real rivals for Rival

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SRAM Rival has been a value leader since its introduction in 2006 and

The biggest changes are in the heavily revamped DoubleTap levers, which

The most noticeable effect of the changes on the road is easier

We can continue to live without Zero Loss on the revamped right-hand

Save for the new black finish, the brake calipers are carryover items

There are still no fine adjustments for

Other than the levers, the Rival crankset is the only major bit in the

Weight-wise, Red still holds a sizeable 300g lead over Rival so while

Rival vs. the competition

Rival may be markedly heavier than Red, but ignoring

For example, Shimano’s 105 group is a near match for Rival pricewise

It’s a similar scenario with Campagnolo. Veloce is closer to Rival in

Rival’s biggest ‘rival’ may be big brother Force. SRAM gave its middle child the same lever

Screaming bargain

General debate over which of the three major component companies to choose will

Rival’s most recent updates now truly make it a Red group for the

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SRAM Rival DoubleTap levers, pair325g£199.99 (US$356)
SRAM Rival rear derailleur186g£59.99 ($79)
SRAM Rival front derailleur, braze-on89g£24.99 ($46)
SRAM Rival OCT crankset, 170mm, 39/53T745g£119.99 inc BB ($193)
SRAM Rival GXP bottom bracket124gRow 4 - Cell 2
SRAM Rival brake calipers, pair, with hardware273g£69.99 ($115)
SRAM OG-1070 cassette, 12-26T261g£59.99 ($95)
SRAM PC1030 chain, 114 links, with PowerLock278g£23.99 ($35)
Total2281g£665 $919)

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