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Old 12-30-2012, 12:28 AM   #1
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Any Grip Shift Fans?

I had the SRAM XO's twisters on my 26", and am thinking about replacing the XO triggers on the 29er with GripShifters.

Is anyone running these?



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Old 12-30-2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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I have x4 triggers right now and I really miss my grip shifters.



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I had the X9 triggers, and loved them. Still adjusting to the X0 gripshift.

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I've got X7's triggers on my X-Cal and after a brain re-wiring I like them. Have never used grip shifters but don't think I'd like them. If I ever get a chance to demo them I might change my mind.

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I had the X9 triggers, and loved them. Still adjusting to the X0 gripshift.
You're running them on the 29er right, 2x10? I'm wondering how much crisper 2x10 will be as opposed to the 3x9 shifters on the 26er.
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3x9 on the 29er. I got them with the X0 black box rear derailleur and XT front for [stupid grins] $60, along with a bunch of other stuff like some Shimano hydraulics. But they probably had a couple hundred miles on them.

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I love everything Gripshift except twist shifters. I have a pair of 9.0 8sp shifters, lightly used, I could part with cheap. I'm keeping the derailer though, it's sweet.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:01 PM   #8
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I love the ones I had on my hybrid and of I could have put them back on after the drop bar swap, I would've. Mine were 3x7 or 3x6. So nice compared to stick shifters and thumb shifters, to me.

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I've got 3x9 grip shifters on my touring bike, and love them. It's great to be able to blow through several gears on the rear cogs with the flick of a wrist.

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Old 12-31-2012, 10:34 AM   #10
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You can, but it's a PITA. You have to epoxy metal tubes into your drop bar ends, and mount the shifters on them. You can possibly find a steel straight bar for $5-10 or plumbing/hardware, to cut lengths from. If you want to mount the shifters "backwards" (to use with small and ring fingers), use V-brake noodles coming out of the shifter housings, to help route the cables so they cross in front of the stem and go to frame bosses, leaving enough room to turn the bar all the way to the frame. It's also possible to use wooden dowels that you sand/shave down to fit in the bar, and hammer them in there or epoxy.

Another way to do it on a "drop bar" is to put them on a straight mtb bar, sawn to custom width, with road-drop bar ends (scott etc).

http://30thcentury.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/stp85315.jpg some kind of special Gripshifts on a road bike. I mean the conventional mountain bike ones, in this position. Some articles say the original gripshifts were made for road bikes, but I don't know. Never saw those before! The only GS I ever had on a road bike came on a Walmart GMC denali with a wierd 3 piece bar, permanently bonded, with GS in the middle by the stem.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PJoQeQJ_E4A/TXATvyYd9AI/AAAAAAAABAk/_7C4hcKquPY/s320/condor%2Bbike%2Bwith%2Bgrip%2Bshift.jpg gripshift stuck on piece of bar/pipe, clamped to stem

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I love the ones I had on my hybrid and of I could have put them back on after the drop bar swap, I would've. Mine were 3x7 or 3x6. So nice compared to stick shifters and thumb shifters, to me.


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