The Sram Rival 22 shifter set is one of many components of the new 11 speed Sram groupset. This shifter set uses the best features of the Red 22 series. The ergonomics are an exact copy of the Red series. The hoods are equipped with a texture for optimal grip, and you can adjust the distance between brake lever and shifter paddle with an allen key. This gives you optimal control regardless your hand size.
The biggest difference between the Force and Red series are the brake and shift levers.These are not made of carbon but aluminium. Additionally, Sram use the Double Tap® system. Meaning you can change gears up and down with the shifter paddle. With a short click you go down a sprocket, with a long click (pushing the paddle a bit further) you go up a sprocket.