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Old 05-22-03, 09:32 PM   #1
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New Sram Triggers

Not yet available to public but here is a sneak preview. Heard Peats running them and the dropmachine crew should be soon.

http://dropmac.web.aplus.net/news/ne...p?id=85&a=full

Can't wait for the reviews. Besides being a trigger I also read the shift 4 gears in one swipe. Hope they are as good as I hope
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SRAM has been making some STELLAR stuff lately. If these shifters are anything like their other products, they're gonna be the bizzomb!
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Cool. I was hoping SRAM would come out with something besides grip-shift.
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Pretty soon you'll be able to completely rid your bike of Shimano components!

Yaaayyyy!
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Rock on SRAM!!! They look pretty cool.
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Finally, I'll be able to give serious thought to the new drivetrain ... this STX 8-speed is just a little heavy.
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STX?!!



What you need is some SRAM shifters and an XO derailler!
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Cool finally a real alternative to the forthcoming Shi*NO XTR-style brake/shift combo gimmick
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What you need is some SRAM shifters and an XO derailler!
Yes.

But as they say in accounting, the cash must flow first.
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Amen!!! Danka will be stoked I think.
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Amen!!! Danka will be stoked I think.
I am sure he will be one of the first in line to buy it when it becomes public
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how many of you would buy a completely new gear system right away...especially since the company has not produced this type of shifter before....or would you wait 6-12 months to make sure all the kinks are out of the system?
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They've been in production for some time. They're just now being released for public use.
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how many of you would buy a completely new gear system right away...especially since the company has not produced this type of shifter before....or would you wait 6-12 months to make sure all the kinks are out of the system?
I would wait until my current system dies (aka my deraileur) then I would make sure it was reasonable to buy. I am more against the xtr stuff being moved down to my LX range. I will wait but before I buy new shimano I would buy these...
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I would wait until my current system dies (aka my deraileur) then I would make sure it was reasonable to buy. I am more against the xtr stuff being moved down to my LX range. I will wait but before I buy new shimano I would buy these...
I second the motion. I don't plan on worrying about it until I have something worth worrying about.
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I run a full SRAM system. An XO derailler/shifters, a SRAM 9.0 cassette, and a SRAM PC 99 chain. I assure you there aren't any kinks to be worked out
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I used to run a PC99 Hollow Pin...

Might be a nice concept for the road, but I found that it would load up on dirt. Not only in the hollowed out pins, but the links seemed to collect much more dirt than my PC59. I would clean it, rinse it, and clean it again and it would still sound like I just dragged it across a beach.

I ended up ditching it for the 59 and am happy so far

Edit: The Sram triggers look good...Maybe I'll try them out when my XTR stuff gives up the ghost.
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I run a full SRAM system. An XO derailler/shifters, a SRAM 9.0 cassette, and a SRAM PC 99 chain. I assure you there aren't any kinks to be worked out
I think we mean kinks with the rapid fire...I still won't buy grip shift
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I have a pre-hollow pin PC99... it was the top of the line chain before the hollow pin design came out. It works great, doesn't seem to load up with dirt either.
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They just look like an updated version of their older ones. If they work the same I believe they will have the same problem as the older ones. The thing riders did not like was the fact that the thumb shifter most be pushed down rather then forward. That is the biggest complaint rides had.

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I will post an updated review when dropmachine does his up for his site...
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Pretty soon you'll be able to completely rid your bike of Shimano components!

Yaaayyyy!
I second that, yaaaaaaaay! Yeeeeehaaaa!

SRAM rock. The best.

One thing p1sses me big time. I look up and down my bike and one thorn, one boil on the a$$, one turd of a component bugs me - I still have a Sh1tano front der.

Just kidding. I think
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Im confused, havent they made 9.0 shifters before? I just saw them recently, 2002 model. :confused:
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Funny thing, I just picked up an old issue of Mountain Bike, and started reading, it had a review of the SRAM trigger shifters in it.

I think that the issue was from August or September of 2001, is this a two year wait for this product? Did they delay release until some bugs are ironed out? In the review, they did bemoan the fact that the triggers didnt opperate in the same fasion as Shimano's did, and also the amount of force required made shifting difficult.

It would be cool if they had fixed the amount of force, but the fact that its 1:1 ration, maybe thats the reason? With a 2:1 ratio like shimano, you do have that mechanical advantage, but this should be easily overcome with a little engineering.

Only time will tell.
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Yea, the trigger shifters have been out for a while, but I think this is the new and updated version.


Bokkie- I hear ya... I've still got an XT front derailler. I got it for like 15 bucks though, and it does it's job, so I really can't complain. If it ever breaks I will seek out a different type.. but front deraillers aren't something you break very often. I also have XT hubs.. but other than that my bike is devoid of Shimano componentry

By the way... how are those XO shifters working out for you?
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