As the saga of SRAM Force continues to be written, we can't help but notice how close to parallel its story has becomes with Red. Dedicated carbon levers, titanium hardware, DoubleTap, Exact Actuation, Zero Loss -- the list goes on and on. When examining features like weight and precision, the question begs to be asked -- is there a better component value on the market? The SRAM Force Shifters responds with a resounding voice -- No. Just like the previous iteration of Force, these levers have lots of top-shelf features once only the province of SRAM Red DoubleTap, like SRAM's Zero Loss shifting and the ability to trim the front derailleur. You can also run both the brake and shifter cables along the front of your handlebar, and with SRAM's reach adjustment feature, you can customize the lever reach to the size of your hands. At heart, DoubleTap boils down to three key parts in the shifter: A transport pawl, a holding pawl, and a spool. In short, when you engage the magnesium shift lever that sits behind the dedicated, carbon fiber brake lever, the following occurs: The transport pawl leaps over the holding pawl, and with the help of the spool, it pulls (or releases) 3mm of cable per shift. Once you've completed the shifting motion, the holding pawl then holds the cable in place. As you probably know, you push the same lever for both up-shifts and down-shifts. A small push of the lever releases cable to put you down into your sprinting gears, and a bigger push pulls cable to move you up into your climbing gears. It couldn't be more simple or elegant. There are a few practical details worth mentioning. You can go up your cassette into climbing gears a maximum of three gears per shift. You can go down your cassette into the sprinting gears only one gear per shift. One highlight of DoubleTap, though, is that it permits you to do what SRAM phrases as 'Sprint Shifting.' While gripping your handlebars in the drops, you can hold the right-side shift lever against the b...