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    Mountain Bikes are Art
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    Another Twist Shift Convert

    I just got back from a test ride after making the switch to SRAM X0 twist shifters ( from X9 Triggers). Very impressed. Makes me feel much more "At One" with the bike.
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    Shreddin' heaven on his 20" the wonginator's Avatar
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    i currently run a SRAM Rocket twister for my front derailleur. i prefer running this setup, as then i can micro adjust, but i prefer triggers for the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonValley
    I just got back from a test ride after making the switch to SRAM X0 twist shifters ( from X9 Triggers). Very impressed. Makes me feel much more "At One" with the bike.
    welcome. everything is suddenly more vivid....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonValley
    I just got back from a test ride after making the switch to SRAM X0 twist shifters ( from X9 Triggers). Very impressed. Makes me feel much more "At One" with the bike.
    Yep! Funny thing, that, isn't it? I've noticed that every time gripshift comes up in these forums, it gets the big dump, and yet -- ever noticed just how many XC pros use 'em?? Has to be a reason, and no, it's not just sponsorship.

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    Shreddin' heaven on his 20" the wonginator's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonValley
    I just got back from a test ride after making the switch to SRAM X0 twist shifters ( from X9 Triggers). Very impressed. Makes me feel much more "At One" with the bike.
    you don't happen to live in toronto, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    you don't happen to live in toronto, do you?
    Yes, the Beaches to be exact.
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    I switched over to X.0 gripshifts a few months ago, I hate the idea of triggers now. That is actually one of the main reasons I don't ride my Truth anymore. I really need to switch that one over in the near future.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    I have had them for years. The problem I have is braking while shifting. Have a good ride.

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    i am a huge advocate of SRAM.... but still abide by the gripsh!t philosophy

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    I've got grippies on the Outlook and triggers on the Sorrento.

    I actually prefer grips for the front because it seems on the middle chainring, only 2 rear gears or so on the RD are quiet without micro-adjusting the FD. All the others rub against the FD and make noise.

    A well-adjusted trigger setup is sublime, but they're a pain to get perfect. In the end, as long as the shifters work and they're not friction shifters on the downtube, I coulnd't care less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    I switched over to X.0 gripshifts a few months ago, I hate the idea of triggers now. That is actually one of the main reasons I don't ride my Truth anymore. I really need to switch that one over in the near future.
    Some good deals on Ebay I believe. Mine cost $54 ( plus shipping) for some new ones in a best offer auction.
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    my first ride on a mountain bike had a SRAM gripshift, and I think it's a great shifter! Take s a littlle getting used to, but once acclaimated, it's like BUTTAH! That being said, I didn't like the small amount of room my hands had on the grips, and I am more (naturally) comfortable with trigger shifters, so I am going with X9 shifters even though I am now running Shimano mega 9's! +1 to SRAM!
    Why is going slower harder?

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