SRAM Red gear set-up

by Spud   March 31, 2012  

I've had my road bike with SRAM Red for 3 months. All was well till Thursday when it began over shifting and dropping chain off cranks. I've followed the instructions and I can't for the life of me get it to work. Either doesn't shift up or when it does it over shifts. I'm afraid of expensive damage at this rate. Any tips?

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i run sram red, the issue is the front mech. its got a ti cage. great for weight but flexy so has o be set up perfectly otherwise it is prone to over/under shifting. sounds odd but i downgraded to the force front mech which is steel and no issues (also sold the red front mech on ebay for silly money) i heard the pros do the same by the way as in run force front mechs but cannot verify this

posted by russyparkin [578 posts]
2nd April 2012 - 0:51


Cheers. Going to get the bike looked at by a qualified mechanic, I've exhausted my skills now.

posted by Spud [47 posts]
2nd April 2012 - 16:01

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3 months sounds like too short a time frame, but worn chainrings are another reason why SRAM overshifts, in my experience

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7857 posts]
2nd April 2012 - 16:11


Thanks, I agree it's a short time will find out tomorrow. Frustrating taking it to workshop as I usually do my own spannering!

posted by Spud [47 posts]
2nd April 2012 - 20:42