2010 vs 2009 sram force controls

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  1. edwardisrunning

    edwardisrunning New Member

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    So my SRAM Rival Controls broke this weekend during a race.

    I was looking at replacing/upgrading them and I think I'm going to go with SRAM Force controls. I can save a significant amount of money (up to US$200) if I go with the 2009s instead of the 2010s. Is anyone familiar with the differences and are they worth the money?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. genedan

    genedan New Member

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    Here's a review on cyclingnews:

    SRAM Force Road Groupset | Cyclingnews.com

    I would recommend saving those $200, then you can spend that money on something newer later, like when they come out with stuff that's incompatible with your current setup. Speaking of saving money, I better get a new grouppo now. Ever since Alberto won the Tour on SRAM the prices have been going way up...
     
  3. bulaboy

    bulaboy New Member

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    You cannot trim the front derailer when you are in the small chainring on the 2009 version. I believe they fixed that for 2010. I'm running a 12 - 26 cassette and it makes the 12 and 13 unusable when I'm in the small chainring because the chain rubs on the front derailer cage. Not a big deal but I'd like to be able to use the 13.
     
  4. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    FWIW. I think the OP should take advantage of his immediate situation and buy a set of 10 speed, non-QS Campagnolo shifters ...

    The 10-speed Campagnolo shifter indexes readily with the SRAM rear derailleur + a 10-speed Shimano-compatible cassette.

    The non-QS Campagnolo shifter will work with ANY front derailleur ... and, he/you/anyone will then be able to trim his/her SRAM front derailleur.

    The cost will vary from a little over $100 (for a good, used pair) to $400+ (for the latest-and-greatest).
     
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