Errand Boy for my girls
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Northern California
Bikes: Greenspeed GTO 20/20 trike, Rans Fusion(semi-recumbent bike), Burley Django recumbent, Marin Larkspur city bike
Originally Posted by bentcruiser
Recently after receiving some birthday money, I decided that I wanted some trigger shifters that SRAM makes for the X.9 family of components. So I ordered them from JensonUSA
. I put them on myself. I had never done anything like that before then. I was quite happy with myself.
Anyway, I have used these now about a week and they are perfect. The shifts are precise and quick. Plus they are simple to twist even in a pouring rain (something I had trouble with with the twist kind). The shifters even came with cables installed and coated. The cables were long enough for even the rear derailleur. I cannot say enough how awesome these are. If you are looking for a good shifting upgrade, you should definitely consider these.
First of all, good job on your first shifters installation!
(I wish I was that mechanically inclined....
I used to have all of my df mtn and hybrid bikes rigged with Shimano RapidFire shifters. I don't really know why, except that all of my friends used them...so I guess I figured that must be the way to go.
When I bought my first 'bent, a RANS Wave, it came with Sram Grip Shifters(3.0 I think)...I liked them quite a bit, especially because I could "jump" gears with a single twist of my wrist/hand---something I couldn't do with the RapidFires.
Are the Sram Trigger shifters very similar to the RapidFire's in operation? If not, how do they differ? I've read some really good reviews on the Trigger's, and am wondering how they'd perform on my Fusion and/or Stratus...I'm really happy with the Grip Shifters on them, especially the X-9's on the Stratus(very crisp and authoritative shifts)...but am always curious if there's something even better out there....
Thanks, Derek! Take care....