View Poll Results: What to do for a shifter?

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  • Just a new right XT

    8 40.00%
  • Upgrade! Get an XTR right shifter

    2 10.00%
  • While you're at it, might as well get a pair of XTRs

    3 15.00%
  • Shimano is crap, get an X.9 right shifter and rear dereilleur

    2 10.00%
  • Having different shifters left and right would be too wierd, get X.9 shifters and RD

    4 20.00%
  • Your bike needs some (carbon) fiber in it's diet. X.0 right shifter and RD

    0 0%
  • Using only one X.0 shifter isn't blingy enough. You need the pair, as well as an X.0 RD

    1 5.00%
  • Screw gears, run it single

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Decisons, Decisions.....

    The XT shifter on my XC bike crapped out on me yesterday, and it's replacement time. Soooo..... what do y'all think I should replace it with? I currently have an XT mid cage RD by the way. All the options above refer to the trigger variants of their respective shifter.
    Last edited by Hardtails Are Better; 07-27-2006 at 07:39 AM.

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    No vote:
    I like Sram shifters because you use them with thumbs only. I believe X9 and X0 are not compatible with Shimano, you need the Attack or the Rocket (X7 and X9 equivalents, cannot remember which is which).

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    Love My XTR Shifters...

    I love my XTR's, if you were unhappy with the XT for whatever reason you can use this as an excuse to upgrade. Otherwise just get the right side replacement (and check ebay if you go this route).

    ~ Fred

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    An XTR right only gets you a full metal thumb paddle and the ability to use bar end shifters. Ih and its gray. If you need none of these, get another XT. BTW, what happened to youir XT? Are you sure its just not filthy inside or did you break it?

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    I recently switched from XT to SRAM Attack, and am very happy with the results. It took a few rides before I was used to the shifting (and stopped shifting the wrong way every time I came to a hill). I think I'm an SRAM convert now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    No vote:
    I like Sram shifters because you use them with thumbs only. I believe X9 and X0 are not compatible with Shimano, you need the Attack or the Rocket (X7 and X9 equivalents, cannot remember which is which).
    I know. The poll says that the SRAM shifters would require a SRAM RD as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hecubus
    BTW, what happened to youir XT? Are you sure its just not filthy inside or did you break it?
    The tip of one of the ratchety bits broke off. I took it apart to check.

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    Similar to my post, but not exactly...

    Hardtails Are Better,

    See this post: SRAM X.7 vs. Shimano Deore XT?.

    I couldn't decide on an XTR Rear vs. SRAM X.9 - I went with the SRAM and so far (2 rides) I'm liking the switch. I also like how adjustments are made, shifting pattern, etc.
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    Take the opportunity to check out SRAM if you havn't already. X.9 is an upgrade fro XT if you ask me... It's cheaper than XT ain't it?

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    Double post.

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    X.9 is a couple bucks cheaper for the whole setup, but I wouldn't need a new RD for XT.

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    Keep the XT deraileur and get Sram Attack or Rocket, the Shimano compatible shifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hecubus
    An XTR right only gets you a full metal thumb paddle and the ability to use bar end shifters. Ih and its gray.
    You also get 3 bearings in the XTR instead of 2 (XT).


    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    The tip of one of the ratchety bits broke off. I took it apart to check.
    You could always go the absolute least expensive route and replace just the main lever assembly - aka: the mechanism only.

    If your happy with what you have, why switch? If you want to switch to try something new, then you know what to do Otherwise, don't fix what ain't broken. I personally can't stand the ergonomics of the Sram triggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhpimp
    You also get 3 bearings in the XTR instead of 2 (XT).
    A real deal breaker there.
    Quote Originally Posted by dhpimp
    You could always go the absolute least expensive route and replace just the main lever assembly - aka: the mechanism only.
    Believe it or not, that actually costs $6 more than the whole shifter from QBP.
    Quote Originally Posted by dhpimp
    If your happy with what you have, why switch? If you want to switch to try something new, then you know what to do Otherwise, don't fix what ain't broken. I personally can't stand the ergonomics of the Sram triggers.
    I am currently suffering from a severe case of upgradeitis. However, I think I am going to just get a new XT shifter and be happy with that.

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    Rapid Rise sucks. Just get some X9's and a new X9 rear mech.
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideknob
    Rapid Rise sucks. Just get some X9's and a new X9 rear mech.
    I rock high normal rear dereilleurs. I hate RapidRise with a passion.

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