SRAM Double Tap

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SRAM Double Tap shifter and brake lever

SRAM Double Tap is an integrated gearshift and brake lever system designed by SRAM Corporation for racing bicycles.[1] It allows shifting gears without having to remove a hand from the bars, unlike previous down tube shifting systems. It was launched in late 2005 to compete with Shimano Total Integration and Campagnolo ErgoPower.[2] It is characterized by having a single shift lever per unit that the rider moves inward a short distance for upshifts and a longer distance for downshifts. It is lighter and smaller than competitors because it has few parts.[3]

In 2010 SRAM expanded the Double Tap technology from the original drop handlebars to flat handlebars on flat bar road bikes.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Boulanger (27 Nov 2007). "SRAM Force Double Tap shift/brake levers review". Bike Radar. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
  2. ^ "SRAM steps up to the road with DoubleTap™". Cycling News. September 26–30, 2005. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
  3. ^ Lennard Zinn (Apr 10, 2006). "Tech Talk: Mr. Zinn rides SRAM's new road groups". Velo News. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
  4. ^ Urban Jeff (February 8, 2010). "SRAM DoubleTap 10 Flat-Bar Road Shifters". Urban Velo. Retrieved 2011-07-14.

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