Other than the Double Tap shift lever, perhaps no component in the SRAM road component family represents a greater departure from familiar mechanical territory than the Force Rear Derailleur. It is a bit of a technical story, but it’s one whose benefits are evident the first time you run through your gears: You’ll experience crisper, more precise shifting than you’ve ever felt before.Virtually every rear derailleur you’ve ever used pre-Force is built around 3 springs: The B-position spring, the pivot spring, and the parallelogram spring. What SRAM learned as they developed their rear derailleur, though, used to be that a 2-spring system built with more powerful springs outperforms the 3-spring standard. By eliminating the B-position spring and fixing your derailleur’s B-position in place, the Force derailleur better manages the gap between the guide pulley and your cassette cog. The stout strength of the springs is directly related to the inherent mechanical benefit of the Force Double Tap shifter. Strength requires strength, and it results in punchy, quick shifts.The other half of the story is SRAM’s Exact Actuation technology. Most rear derailleurs pull moderately different amounts of cable depending on which end of the gearing spectrum they are in. You’ll feel this when the first few cogs of your non-SRAM system shift perfectly, and then the shifts are off. With Exact Actuation, the Force derailleur pulls an identical quantity of cable (and thereby moves the derailleur the same distance) with every click, it doesn’t matter what gear you’re in. Each click will provide you with a predictable 3mm of cable pull.Thanks to the 2-spring design and Exact Actuation, the Force rear derailleur is perhaps the most user-friendly derailleur we’ve ever seen.
Make sure this fits by entering your model number.
No variation in pull effort from gear to gear
Consistent, precise adjustment
Carbon fiber cage
Magnesium inner link
Weighs 174 grams