SRAM's Rival 22 HRD Shift/Brake Lever & Flat Mount Caliper brings powerful braking and confident gear changes to those of us want the functionality of the company's high-end componentry without the price tag that accompanies the carbon fiber upgrades. Using aluminum construction and stainless steel hardware, Rival 22 HRD lets you get in on the road and gravel hydraulic disc fun without sending your bank account into a tailspin.
As with Force and Red, Rival 22 HRD boasts the versatility to manage the sea tide shift towards disc-equipped road, gravel, cyclocross and all-road machines. While the lever hood's distinctive aesthetics may not appeal to everyone, we've found the additional height to be highly functional when traversing the less traveled of roads. Navigating steep descents and chattery surfaces are a breeze with that bit of extra leverage and grip, which also nearly eliminates the possibility of your hands getting thrown forward off the hoods after a shocking encounter with a pothole hiding under smooth, loose gravel.
The Rival 22 HRD levers inherit the adjustability and smooth shifting functionality of its carbon-infused siblings. A slight update from the original version sees a more comfortable hood-top hand position, which is much appreciated on long multistrada epics and through particularly technical 'cross courses. Adjustable reach accommodates a variety of hand sizes so you can further dial in the comfort, and a low initiation force makes for easy lever actuation and leaves more energy to drop into the pedals.
The post-mount calipers' two-piston design is specifically engineered to handle the rigors of road, cyclocross, and gravel. Featuring stainless steel backed organic pads, these calipers are designed to pair with separately sold 140mm or 160mm Centerline rotors to deftly tackle the fast speed changes and impeccable control demanded by the most technical courses..
-Powerful braking and confident shifting for road, 'cross, and gravel
-Lightweight, durable aluminum levers and stainless steel hardware
-Durable and light forged aluminum calipers
-Customizable lever reach
-Compatible with flat-mount equipped framesets
-Compatible with Red 22, Force 22, and Rival 22 Yaw front derailleurs
-Compatible with Red 22, Force 22, and Rival 22 Exact Actuation rear derailleurs