CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is releasing new 11-speed shifters for aero bars, as well as time trial/triathlon-specific chainrings.
The company's Red 22 or Force 22 triathlon or time trial groups are now available. They include the Aero 11-speed shifters, available in R2C (Return to Center) or traditional friction options. The levers have a new ergo-shape that provides more rider control and requires less effort to complete shifts.
The R2C Aero Sl-1190 set has a carbon shifter blade and titanium bolts; it weighs 176 grams and will retail for $347. The R2C Aero SL-1150 shifters have aluminum shifter blades, weigh 194 grams and will cost $228.
The Aero Sl-500 set, with traditional lever motion, has aluminum blades, weighs 154 grams and costs $119. It's also available in 10-speed.
SRAM's new 11-speed aero-bike chainring sets are designed for use with its SRAM 22 Yaw front derailleur. They are available in 55 and 42-teeth sizes. The big ring is designed for aerodynamics and stiffness.
The aluminum rings are 130 BCD. The big ring weighs 178 grams and costs $140; the small ring is 47 grams and $25.
All the new parts are available now, SRAM said.