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SRAM Double Tap service.

After a year of use, you should do some light servicing to your Double Tap shifters. Here's a brief tutorial on servicing the 2011 SRAM Red shifters. I peaked inside of the shifters to see how the grease was holding up from the factory. Most of the grease was gone on the rear shifter assembly, the front had less than 50% from what I could tell. In addition, I discovered black shavings have contaminated the gear mechanism, the worst of it being at the rear ergo since that one gets the most use When changing gears the Double Tap paddle rubs against the inside of the hood cover and is slightly exasperated by the fact that your thumb wraps around the ergo body, providing resistance against the paddle movement. I'm sure if you shifted from only the drops, the amount rubber 'shavings' would have been minimal if any. Peel back the hood over at the top of the shifter, spray a few shots of denatured alcohol on the expose shifter body, then before it dries, q