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    Grip shift

    Why go to grip shift?

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    cheaper, lighter and still changes the gears well enough.

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    Personal preference of the mechanics. Same reason I prefer Shimano to SRAM.

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    It takes a single action to switch to any gear, from any other gear.

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    Does shimano make a good grip shift?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro14 View Post
    Does shimano make a good grip shift?
    GripShift is a trademark of SRAM.

    No, Shimano does not currently make a twist shifter.

    SRAM does still offer 8 -and 9-speed twist shifters for Shimano RDs
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    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

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    Mico-indexed front shifter allows fine tuning of front derailleur

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    Are the sram grip shifters good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro14 View Post
    Are the sram grip shifters good?
    Yes. The positives have been mentioned. The main negative is the space requirements on the bar.

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    I just measured my bars for reference.

    X0 9sp Gripshift - Ergon short grip - Magura MT4 lever - crammed together = 7 3/8"
    X9 Trigger/brake combo - SRAM Foam grips - some space between = 6 3/4"

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    SRAM XO 210 grip shifters

    I just installed a set of 2x10 Sram xo grip shift and they're great. Smooth and precise shifting and you can downshift thru all of your gears in one swoop. I thought it would take a bit to get used to them but after one ride, I don't even notice that they are on the bike. I have them on 680mm bars and have more than enough room. I highly recommend!

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    I've also bought SRAM X0 grip shifters, still haven't tried them though...

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    They work well with thick gloves on also.

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    I have the 2x10 XO set on my Trance X. I've always preferred
    grip shift. When I got my new Trance about 2 months ago
    I had a right thumb injury from a motorcycle crash. It was
    real painful with the stock shifters so I made the switch.

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    No levers to get in the way either.

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