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SRAM Updates Road Trigger Shifters, The S-700 Goes to 11

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s700 11 speed trigger shifters

Maybe you’re looking to give yourself a more upright position on your road bike. Perhaps, you’re hoping to upgrade the drive train on your hybrid. Whatever the reason, if you want to run flat bars with one of the new SRAM 22 eleven speed drivetrains you’re in luck. As the next logical step in the evolution of their flat bar shifters, the S-700s slate in above the 10 speed SL-700.

Relying on the same form factor as the current SRAM X-series mountain bike shifters, the S-700 is a two lever design. While it will shift with the same mechanics as the mountain bike line, the shifter uses the Road Exact-Actuation technology instead of the X-Actuation found on the mountain bikes. To build in the 11 speed compatibility, the S-700 front shifter is Yaw compatible which should bring excellent flat bar front shifting to the road world.

The shifters are limited to 2×11 drivetains which means no triples, though you can get fairly low with a SRAM WiFli set up. Also Matchmaker X compatible, the shifters will play nice with single clamp set ups if you plan on running SRAM hydraulic brakes. Available in February 2015, a pair will retail for $81 (€72, £62).

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Jeff
Jeff
8 years ago

I wonder if these would work on the Xx1,Xo1 and X1 derailluers. It would be sweet on some bike set ups to have a 2×11 for off road use, like say for my mountain tandem.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
8 years ago

Jeff….they shouldn’t work(although it would be nice). They should work with a normal XX, XO, X9 etc. Basically whatever SRAM has for a rear derailleur that works with 10, and 11speed(non-XX1 or XO1). I would have loved for these to come out a month ago:/

pk
pk
8 years ago

I have a sram rival 22 mated with a x9 clutch to make my cx bike an 1×11 and it works fine. so this should work just as well, just flat bar style. I’ll put this flat bar option on my mtb bike with an expander cog by next season unless shimano pumps out an dedicated 1×11 system for xt or slx soon.

but the bigger problem is 10sp vs 11sp freehub options and cassette options for mtn bikes. I’m thinking filing mtn 10sp freehubs and putting sram’s new 11-36 11sp cx cassette and putting an expander cog (replace the 15& 17tooth with a 16tooth). there’s probably some cassette filing to be done but nothing difficult.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
8 years ago

PK…its a super easy fix. I’ve done it with an Ultegra and DT hub. I still don’t understand why more companies don’t just offset cogs though. The XTR cassette is a pretty simple concept and there’s obviously a couple other companies doing it. So long as your biggest cog isn’t smaller than 26t or so…there shouldn’t be an issue with the spokes. My RED22 cassette actually doesn’t clear the j-bend spokes on my DT hub…not a big loss but something to think about because the back is a flat plate

Velociraptor
Velociraptor
8 years ago

Options are good! SRAM’s new 11-speed 11-36 cassette is a nice option too. How about a grip shifter, like is available for 10-speed? Grip shifters are so much nicer than trigger shifters, IMHO. You don’t get sort fingers, and you can shift all the way through the cassette in one fell swoop.

Any changes to SRAM Centro this year?

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