SRAM Red vs Red-Black

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by kuss, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. kuss

    kuss New Member

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    Comparing the two 2011 road groups (not the new SRAM ergo stuff), can anybody tell me if the shifters are identical? I had an eBay seller tell me that they were. I was under the impression that the Red-Black shifters were, well, black. Not carbon looking like the regular group. Can anybody confirm either way? Thanks!
     
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  2. ambal

    ambal Active Member

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    They're the same thing, it looks like its been an option for about a year;

    http://www.sram.com/news/sram-red-turns-black-new-color-option-srams-top-end-groupset

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  3. kuss

    kuss New Member

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    Right, sorry, I wasn't clear. I know they are the same functionally, but they do not LOOK the same, right? The Red-Black shifter is actually BLACK and the Red shifter is NOT BLACK, right?

    I want the black one. I ordered Red-Black and I think I got the Red shifter (it looks like very dark grey carbon). I took it up with the seller and he's telling me there is no difference (i.e. they look the same).

    Sorry, thanks!
     
  4. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    From what I've seen (and there may be other standards in different areas of the country):

    Red shifters are naked carbon with a marbled finish with clearcoat.

    Red-Black shifters are painted or coated gloss black over the carbon.
     
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