Changing bars / impact on groupset

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  • Hi guys,

    My current bike has a set of drops setup with:

    • Sram Rival 1 Hydra Disc Brake Left Rear 1800mm (uk style) flat mount
    • Sram Rival 22 Shift/Hydra Disc Rear Shift Front Brake 11 speed 950mm flat mount
    (pulling this info directly from the spec sheet lol)

    My question is if i wanted to change to a riser bar, obviously I would need to switch out the levers/shifters. What options do I have in terms of models and compatibility, and do I have to also switch out any other components like the actual brakes themselves?

    Just wanting to understanding how much hassle / expense this would be.

    Appreciate any help. Cheers

  • Fairly certain that SRAM road calipers aren't going to work with flat levers, so you'll need those too. All in all, it's quite an expensive exercise.

  • Easiest way to do it would be to replace the shifter and brakes. You could probably keep the rear mech as Sram MTB and road stuff is generally compatible.

    You can get a pair of MTB brakes/levers and shifter for a lot less than what Rival hydro is worth, so you'd very likely break even or make a profit if you wanted to sell. Though maybe worth keeping in case you want to switch back.

    Worth noting you'd need flat -> post mount converters to get MTB brakes mounted, and they don't always fit on the rear depending on the rear triangle and the mount position.

  • That’s really helpful info, thanks!

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Changing bars / impact on groupset

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