SRAM X.9 or Shimano XT/XTR
Hey I know there are lots of threads regarding SRAM and Shimano, and the new trigger shifters. But I'm trying to finish my bike and I want to make it nice. I have the option of getting the SRAM X.9 Shifters/Rear Derraileur or Shimano XT Shifters/XT or XTR rear derraileur. I am about split between the two. However I would like to supposrt SRAM as Im not a fan of Shimano and how all their groups are doing that integrated crap. But my hangup on SRAM is that I may not like the new ergnomics. My shop will not be important any bikes with the new triggers so I dont ahve the option of trying them out. I'm afraid I wont be able to shift as fast as the shimano rapid fires, as I hear to downshift with the srams, you have to pull up as opposed to just pulling it back. The X.9 also looks cool. However, the long term reviews of the SRAM triggers has yet to be seen. I like shimano stuff however and have nothing against the stuff (except the new crap). The shimano stuff will be a little more in price, but I'm allowing my self to spend more on this bike as I want to make it light and durable.
What should I do?