SRAM SRAM Apex DoubleTap Shift and Brake Lever Set
Cheap as chips quality shifting.
I bought these for my winter bike to help replicate my position on my summer fancy bike. Same size/shape as the SRAM Red, obviously not quite the same shifting slicknessness and they're a nats chuff heavier. Perfectly good levers.
17 January 2016
Very pleased with my new shifters, very smooth operation and easy to fit.
19 July 2014
This product has great features BUT:
Excellent comfort and change but after 15 months on a tour the right gear change paddle snapped off leaving us stranded. Reluctant to replace with the same product now.
27 April 2014
Bought these to replace the OEM set that were damaged in a SMIDSY - I like SRAM double tap and these are good value. I am sure RED is nicer but these are sound and on an all weather bike good value.
26 January 2014
Easy to fit - easy to use - good quality
Marginally heavier than Rival and Force. So opted for cheaper Apex. After a couple of big rides in tough hills (Peak District, UK) I am really pleased with accuracy of shifting and ergonomic fit.
07 June 2013
Great value shifters
Had shimano sora triple set and when this needed replacing changed to SRAM, these are very responsive and quick changing. Due to the levers being slightly shorter I can get a better grip and control in any riding position and there fore feel more confident especially when descending.
23 March 2013
I really like SRAM. I find the double tap so intuitive, it just seems natural now.
They can go up and down gears which is great for my roads.
Disappointed that I had to replace as the metal snapped on left front high gear.
27 December 2012
great for small hands
I have small hands like most females, I struggled with Shimano shifters (I had 105). My 2nd bike had SRAM force groupset which I really liked. When you shift up, its a small movement of tapping the paddle once, and shifting down, tapping it twice (hence double tap). The curve when you shift is a lot smaller than on a shimano where I used to have to take my hand off the hood to shift.
So I decided to get the SRAM shifter for my second bike. It works exactly the same as Force, only slightly heavier. Like Force, the paddle is instantly adjustable and very comfortable.
SRAM shifter only works with SRAM derailler and rear mech as it creates different tension to Shimano. However, the brakes, chainset / chain / cassette is compatible with shimano and can be inter-changed.
15 June 2011
I have a Specialized Sirrus Limited Carbon 2013 with straight handle bars with Sram Apex groupset. I wish to change to drop down handlebars as I am doing regular 100-200km sportives. Will the Sram Apex Double Tap Shifter replace existing gear and brake shifter, or, can you recommend another that will work out better. I also need handlebars to suit. Thanks
I'm looking to convert my hybrid which has a Sram 9 speed set up. I'd like to fit drop bars and use some sti type shifter, would Sram Apex work 9 speed or can you recommend an alternative, they will have to work Avid cable discs as well?
I find it's setting the cable tension too high that causes that - try backing ot off a little. Its a question of having it tight enough for crisp shifting but if its too high you get that alarming crack noise!!!