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SRAM XO 10 speed Twist Shift

Old 08-20-16, 10:46 PM
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SRAM XO 10 speed Twist Shift

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I'm interested in buying a 10 speed XO twist shifter for my project bike. On the net I see prices for this single item at 70 dollars to 139 dollars new. Is this just greed or are there cheaper "knock offs" out there? I find it difficult to believe a knock off would use the SRAM name on their shifter but then what do I know.

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Old 08-20-16, 11:04 PM
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the question is why would you want a twist shift in the first place?
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Old 08-20-16, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by idiotekniQues View Post
the question is why would you want a twist shift in the first place?
There are several legit reasons, everything from finger dexterity issues to wrist issues to setting up a fat bike for winter commuting. Grip shifts all serve a wonderful purpose for those and other reasons. My ex wife had X0 9 speed grip shifts on her mountain bike and she loved them. Hated the triggers but loved the grip. Go figure. Not everyone wants or needs the same things. I tried them and disliked them so I opt for trigger shifters on mountain bikes.
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Old 08-21-16, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by idiotekniQues View Post
the question is why would you want a twist shift in the first place?
No that was not the question.
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Old 08-21-16, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
There are several legit reasons, everything from finger dexterity issues to wrist issues to setting up a fat bike for winter commuting. Grip shifts all serve a wonderful purpose for those and other reasons. My ex wife had X0 9 speed grip shifts on her mountain bike and she loved them. Hated the triggers but loved the grip. Go figure. Not everyone wants or needs the same things. I tried them and disliked them so I opt for trigger shifters on mountain bikes.
Thanks. Triggers and twisters are great for MB which is what I'm trying to put together.
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We got new fatbikes last year and set them up with twists. Our first twists. Twists turned out to be great because in the winter the pogies we use to keep our hands warm make shifting a pain due to a lack of room and having the pogies move around, forcing you to push the pogie out of the way to shift. Wtih twist grips there is no issue at all. Perfect. I do prefer thumb shifters in general and if I convert my 1x to a 2x as I think I will, then my front shifter may be a thumb since I don't have to use it often and I'm less likely to inadvertently shift a thumb shifter.
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I've bought several new SRAM XO 9 speed derailleurs on E-Bay, With prices ranging from a $57.00 bid, to $135.00 on a 'buy it now' price. All were the real thing. OTOH, I haven't bought one from any Hong Kong suppliers, having received knock off parts from there before. bk
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Originally Posted by bkaapcke View Post
I've bought several new SRAM XO 9 speed derailleurs on E-Bay, With prices ranging from a $57.00 bid, to $135.00 on a 'buy it now' price. All were the real thing. OTOH, I haven't bought one from any Hong Kong suppliers, having received knock off parts from there before. bk
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