SRAM's Force DoubleTap Control Levers set the standard in road bike shifting. Because you're able to shift from the hoods, drops, and even when sprinting, Force levers offer a competitive advantage that can't be touched. They're crafted with carbon and magnesium to create a system so light that it won't slow you down whether you're racing for prizes, bragging rights or World Championships. Plus, the single-lever-shifting design allows for faster, smoother shifts while being completely independent of the brake levers, eliminating the possibility of braking when you shift. These levers let you fully hide the cables, too.
SRAM seems to have hit a home run with their first road shifter. I love the way the levers fit my hands, shift, and function in general. And they're beautiful and lighter than Dura Ace to boot.
My only complaint is that they have no replaceable top caps like Shimano levers. The nice thing about Shimano's design is that if you take a header and scrape up your levers, the brake hoods and replaceable top caps take the brunt of the punishment, and as a result replacing both almost gets your levers back to new. I wonder how scraped up these will get the first time I lay my new bike down. I guess I just can't crash, eh?
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend