SRAM Red vs Force vs Rival AXS Chains

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SRAM Red vs Force vs Rival AXS Chains
SRAM Red vs Force vs Rival AXS chains

The page compares the 12-speed SRAM Red, Force vs Rival AXS chains.

The SRAM AXS chains feature a flattop technology that allows for a narrower, quieter, and stronger chain. Aside from the price and weight difference, the major differences lie in the following;

  • Chrome inner plates. Red and Force AXS chains have chrome inner plates that increase durability.
  • Hollow pins. Red AXS chains are the highest due to the hollow pin design.

The table below shows the differences between all three SRAM AXS chains.

ComparisonRed AXSForce AXSRival AXS
ModelCN-RED-D1CN-FRC-D1CN-RIV-D1
Price (USD)*$75$50$40
Price (EUR)*€80€60€50
Price (AUD)*$A129$A86$A69
Weight249g259g266g
Links114, 120114, 120120
Outer link finishNickelNickelNickel
Inner link finishChromeChromeNickel
Outer link colorSilverSilverSilver
Inner link colorSilverSilverSilver
Pin designHollowSolidSolid
Comparison between SRAM Red, Force, and Rival AXS chains

Notes :

  • * Recommended retail pricing. Depending on the retailer, the chains are available at lower prices. The price is for a chain with a PowerLock chain connector.