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Reach Set Adjust – setting the reach adjust of the shift paddle and brake lever on your SRAM Rival, Force, and RED shift levers is quite easy. The first true reach adjust allows you to set up the levers to your particular hand size, shape, race needs, and handlebar. You can adjust both independently. There are several different adjustment distances, so you can set the distance that works bets for you. You can establish as much as 10mm of separation between the brake and shift lever paddles.
Watch the video, refence the photos. You can always reference the Tech section of the SRAM website and certainly go to your local shop for any additional needs.
SRAM Tech Paul Damato takes you through the simple steps of setting the reach adjust.
SRAM RED lever with no reach adjust set
Tools needed – awl (pick), 3mm hex.
Step 1: Start with the shift lever paddle reach adjust – locate the cam under the lever, use the finger, pick or awl to push it down and rotate, this will change the reach of the shift lever paddle. There are several setting son the cam, so keep adjusting and choose the one that works best for you.
Step 3: after rolling the hood cover back use a 3mm hex to turn the brake lever adjust, always do this AFTER the shift lever adjustment has been made. The levers will come together slowly, the difference betwen maximum and minimum adjust is 10mm.
For further questions go to your local Dealer or visit SRAM Tech Service page SRAM.com.