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    Sorta OT:What shifters do you prefer?

    I have been riding with SRAM X.9 shifters (X.0 rear dérailleur) for most of 2005. Although shift engagement is good, I find the effort to push the down shift trigger difficult after a few hours. I do not think I have weak hands but I find myself skipping downshifts because of the high effort required (my cables are good). I rode my Shimano equipped bike this past weekend and found myself liking the lighter shift action.

    Anyway, I have gone ahead and ordered SRAM X.0 twist shifters. I am thinking these won;t require as much hand effort and will still provide positive shifts. Am I nuts

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    what are shifters?

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    Damb, I knew I should have put in a disclaimer.

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    SRAM X-9 triggers and rear der.
    It's great stuff!!! Never had shifting issues like with my ShimaNO XT. I am now SRAM for life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik99
    Anyway, I have gone ahead and ordered SRAM X.0 twist shifters. I am thinking these won;t require as much hand effort and will still provide positive shifts. Am I nuts
    I used XO grip shift on one bike this year, XTR on a couple others. I've come to prefer the XO - as close to maintenance free as shifting gets, easy to shift. The only downside that I've heard, not experienced, is it gets slippery when wet.
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    Combo...

    X9 trigger right pulling on an X0 rear derailleur, X9 twisty left pulling on an XT front der. I like to be able to trim the front der.

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    X9's

    Last gearie I had was equipped with X9's. They were far better than the XT's I used to run. I got out of the gear business before dual-action Shimanos were offered. Maybe your shifter's innards need a little TLC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nater
    X9 trigger right pulling on an X0 rear derailleur, X9 twisty left pulling on an XT front der. I like to be able to trim the front der.

    I've been using this same set up with an X9 trigger and X0 twister for a over a year now and love it. I was getting cramps in my thumb when shifting the front der and now with the twister that issue is gone and I get the bonus of trimming the front der. Also the rear trigger is spot on with it's duties.

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    Grip shift works best for me....plus with the twist shift you can really adjust the ft der. Now if I could only get my X-Gen ft der to work properly????
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    I switched to X.9 derailleur with X.9 triggers last season after MANY years of using twisties and absolutely love them. I feel that the performance of the X.9 system is very precise and accurate and needed almost no maintenance. However, I will be giving the Shimano XT dual controls a try next season so we will see how that goes.
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    X.0 twisters with X.9 der. I won't go back to shimano.

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    X.0 / X.0

    I run X.0 on my bike, both Shifters and Rear Derailleur... In fact if you dont count the Front Derailleur, I am running a full SRAM drivetrain totally awesome stuff. I will never go back to Shimano on the MTB.
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