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    9 speed to 10 speed gripshift conversion, How hard would it be?

    Ive been looking at the 9 speed gripshifters and trying to figure out how hard it would be to make them work for a 10 speed. The cable pull is controlled by an insert ring with ridges on it. Sram XO Grip Assy Left 3SP Index 00.0000.200.599

    All I would need is a ring with the right ridges, I have access to some CNC machines but dont really know how to use them yet. Anyone with some experience in this field know if this would be possible to make out of aluminum or steel with a different ridge index?

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    The new SRAM XX/X0 10-speed twister has a 7075 aluminum ring, instead of the X0 9-speed plastic ring, which when very worn - leads to vague shifting and improper engagement. A flat steel spring with tabs, serves as the new "clicker" detent - while a long coiled spring regulates shift return action. The new twisters now roll on three rows of tiny ball bearings.

    I say buy the new X0. Done.
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