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    Good job! XX1 Gripshift

    Ive been reading and listening that the XX1 gripshift fails!?
    Ive always used gripshift - my first bike had it installed - and i liked it and got used to it.
    I want to mount a XX1 but im having this doubt: trigger or gripshift.
    Can you guys using the gripshift give any feedback?
    Thanks

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    Well, I can tell you that it is outrageously overpriced for the same technology that is in $30 OEM grip shifters!
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    Mine hasn't failed yet, but rattles like a mofo. I do like the function of GS though, so for now I'm living with it.

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    What do you mean by "rattles"? rwitte.

    Agree rideit, the prices are obscene, thats one of the disadvantages of dealing with a market owned by two giants - SRAM and SHIMANO.

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    I know 3 sponsored local riders who are loving XX1 and all three had their Gripshift fail in the first week of use. They love the Gripshifter but are racing with triggers now. I am running 2009 X.9 grippers that I got on sale at CRC for $30 FOR THE PAIR. Still work great 3 years later.

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    I've used both the XX1 trigger and the grip shifter. I'm currently using the trigger shifter because I feel the shifting is a bit more accurate than the grip shifter. I felt like with the grip shifter I could accidentally over shift when going down a rougher down hill section. A couple positives to the grip shifter is that you can shift through a lot of gears FAST which is nice on a 11sp. Also if/when you crash a grip shifter will (most likely) clear your top tube when your handle bars spin at mach 1. I've already chipped the paint on my top tube with the trigger shifter. I think they both have their place just depends on your needs. I personally liked the accuracy, reliability, and the feel of the trigger shifter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VICpt View Post
    What do you mean by "rattles"? rwitte.

    Agree rideit, the prices are obscene, thats one of the disadvantages of dealing with a market owned by two giants - SRAM and SHIMANO.
    The plastic housing around the shifter is loose and rattles. I've loosened the clamp and squeezed it all together as much as possible, which helps a little, but doesn't eliminate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Well, I can tell you that it is outrageously overpriced for the same technology that is in $30 OEM grip shifters!
    The problem is that it isn't the same technology. If it was, they would be reliable .


    Here's a thread about new gripshift failures:

    XX1 Grip Shift Failure

    If you are ok with 9 speed, get some 9 speed gripshift, and you will never worry about them.

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