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    Gripshifters?

    I am replacing my rear DER and shiters.....I currently have Sram X0 DER and X0 Trigger shifters. I used to have Gripshifters and liked them....I was thinking of replacing the triggers the X0 Gripshifters for the following reasons:

    1. Cheaper
    2. used them before
    3. lighter

    any thoughts?

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    Probably get flamed for this, but I like them. Go for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptfmb71
    I used to have Gripshifters and liked them
    That's all you need to enjoy the benefits of lighter & cheaper

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    All that I use , get em and dont look back .

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    Really can't stand using trigger shifters after using X0 gripshifts. Seems most WC riders use them as well.

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    On my second bike w/ Grip shifts, won't use anything else. Fast, crisp shifts, never mis shifts, and your reasons! Was considering the new Sram XX Groupo, but, will purchase and XTR/ X.0 combo w/ grip shifts on my next ride. XX Groupo does not offer Grip shifts!

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    i love them and will continue to use them.

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    I use gripshifters. they're lighter, less cluttery, faster/smoother shifting, and the front micro shifting is a big plus....

    I have a brand spanking new X9 trigger/RD/FD setup, but prefer the 'older' '07 XO RD/twister setup..... I never race with triggers...
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    I always wanted to try grip's so when I built up a Yeti ASR this year I used X0 twists. Only regrets are the quicker trigger shifts and mount location of triggers under brake levers was more compact, also the twist shifters are LOUD enough to tell your competition what your doing. I won't miss bent levers and the "grass is always greener" thing!
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    I think we're 10 for 10. We all love grip shifters.

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    I put them on and they work just great.....i'm glad I went with the GS

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    I just switched to X0 gripshifts from X9 triggers... So far love 'em! Ligther, quicker, more efficient shifting, cleaner bar layout... In fact I don't think I'll be going back anytime soon...
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    I've never used them, but will be giving them a try in the future because they simply make sense. When I build up a pure XC race bike, hopefully next year, I'll look to put them on there. I hope to find a way to try them out first, but that is my plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veritechy
    I think we're 10 for 10. We all love grip shifters.
    Not so fast!

    I think they suck!

    But then, that's after using thumb shifters, so I was/am just a bit spoiled.

    GS didn't work well for me when I was racing because they were difficult to shift when wet. Even with gloves. Even with the super-grippy-toothy GS grip upgrades. Difficulty shifting led to hand fatigue, something I had never experienced up to that point. So ... back to my thumbies it was.

    FWIW, I'm now forced to use a GS style shifter on my current bike & it still sucks. If I could find a 14 speed thumb shifter I'd switch in a flash.

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