The cutting edge Yaw technology perfected with SRAM Red is now available in Force 22, giving riders the freedom to shift with incredible speed into either chainring, with no trim and no chain rub.
The Yaw rotating front derailleur cage was just one more elegant solution to a problem that plagued drivetrains for decades. Instead of multiple shifts using trim, with confusing microshifts, the SRAM Force 22 Yaw Front Derailleur actually rotates to maintain a consistent angular relationship with the chain. As a result, shifts feel more direct, more precise, system that works as one with the chain, crankset and chainrings.
The SRAM Force 22 Front Derailleur is compatible with SRAM Force 22 and Red 22 chains and cranksets. It's claimed weight is 79 grams.
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Weight: 79 grams
Weight: 79 grams
Mfg PartNum: 00.7618.038.000
Mount Type: Braze-On
Mfg Warranty: 24 Mo. Parts
Warranty URL: https://www.sram.com/en/service/warranty
what an upgrade over the ~5 year old Ultegra FD...
So many more gear combinations have opened up with this new FD (paired with SRAM AXS crankset). The only time I see a little bit of rubbing is when I'm on one end of the cassette and the opposite front ring, which is only usually by mistake. Front shifts are so smooth and quick now, no more hoping the requested shift happens, it's done as soon as I click the shifter. Took a little time to get the set up just right trying to make sure I was doing it correctly (I'm a novice bike mechanic at best) but SO worth it.
I bought this primarily for the chain catcher. My 10 speed Rival front derailleur had a propensity to drop the chain on the downshift. The new Force 22 is totally compatible with the rest of my 10 speed set up. However, I still need to use the trim function on the shifter to avoid chain rub. The YAW technology does not solve that issue, at least not worth my set up. The shifting is much lighter and smoother. Well worth the upgrade.