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Old 05-04-08, 11:42 PM   #1
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Gripshift & Shimano crankset

Assuming I'm using a SRAM front derailleur, will gripshift work properly with a Shimano crankset (XT if it matters)? I figure it will, but want to make sure.

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edit: Just read Pricepoint's info on Gripshift, and it will work with a SRAM or Shimano FD, so the crankset must not matter. Makes sense.
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yes it will work fine
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glad to see you're using gripshift.

if only more people knew...

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Actually I'm building a 29er single speed. However, in case I decide after giving it a go that geared is the way to go, I have gripshift along with some Shimano parts laying around. Looks like I'll need a SRAM RD to make it all work.
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glad to see you're using gripshift.

if only more people knew...

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if only more people knew how annoying it is when you accidentally shift which is super easy to do with grip shifters, maybe they'd buy more useful shifters?

i think i might be unfairly biased against them. i had what i think was one of the first-gen grip shifting systems on a MTB around a decade ago. it just sucked; it wouldn't shift when i wanted but would accidentally shift all the time. it probably tainted my opinion forever.
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I have never accidentally shifted by x.o setup. I have, however, dumped an entire cassettes worth of gears (on purpose) on a regular basis and lost about 100g off of my old x.0 trigger setup
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