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SRAM 1999 ESP 7.0 Shifter

4/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Compatible with all ESP derailleurs
  • Available in 8 speed
  • Easy cable change
  • Grip cover design


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    Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jozo a Cross Country Rider from Slovakia , Europe

    Date Reviewed: November 1, 2004

    Strengths:    light, fast, very good form, and everlasting

    Weaknesses:    its only for 8 gear

    Bottom Line:   
    one of the best shifters that i have ride, 7.0 is on the 2nd place for me, 1st is XTR, and 3rd are X.0 and 9.0SL
    LX is very very weak.

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    Favorite Trail:   any

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   XTR rapidfire,LX rapidfire, sram 9.0SL,sram 9.0,X.0

    Bike Setup:   Merida MATTS Pro SX, RS Sid Race, Crossmax XL UST, Avid Ti, Tune Bigfoot, Tune, SLR

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Ryan R a Cross Country Rider from Long Island NY

    Date Reviewed: June 15, 2003

    Strengths:    Light wieght, Cuts down on bar clutter, able to dump a whole range of shifters with one twist, Simple design and ease of use,

    Weaknesses:    Unconsistant shifts, Ghost shifting contributor (at least in my opinion), I will explain below, shortens gripping section on bars.

    Bottom Line:   
    The ablity to dump the whole range of gears is great. Lighting up the bars helps with steering control, and elimating bar clutter is great. What I mean is that there are no shifters and levers to get in the way. Still I feel that this shifter is one of the major contributers to the ghost shifting on this bike. The one thing I can not tolarate is Ghost shifting. This is a potential dangerous situation when climbing or leaning into a turn. I think that when you apply pressure while swaying the bike or leaning it activates the shiftr causing ghost shifting. If you want me to get angry in about two to four miles into a ride put me on a bike that ghost shifts. Also I don't like the idea of having to move my hand on the bars to shift just another way to wipe out. I like some of the advantages of this shifter but the disadvantages greatly out weigh the advantages. I think this is a good shifter for the casual Mt. Biker but for someone who wants to go to the next level stay with the good old thumb shifters. I feel that the problems that the twist shifters contribute to are not worth the hastle. You also lose a certain feel with this type of shifting this is just my option though PEACE!

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything with dirt

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Came with the bike

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano and S-Ram

    Bike Setup:   DiamondBack V-Link 1.2

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John Woodington a Cross Country Rider from Hopkins, SC

    Date Reviewed: July 6, 2001

    Strengths:    You don't have to take the shifter apart to change cables. Looks cool. Shifts perfectly.

    Weaknesses:    I had halfpipe shifters and I just took a hacksaw to them and it's great now. Works just as good. Some of the grips can be annoying but I removed that part with a knife and it's very comfortable now.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you gave this product bad reviews then you didn't do something right. It works with surgic precision.

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    Favorite Trail:   downhill singletrack

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   cambriabike

    Similar Products Used:   SRAM Attack, Gripshift srt-600, alivio pods

    Bike Setup:   Custom Super V with carbon fiber swingarm.

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by Mark Nelson a Cross-Country Rider from McKinney Texas

    Date Reviewed: January 8, 2000

    Strengths:    
    very sure shifting, easy to index when tuning up, EASY to pull maintenace on, EASY to remove or install. I think SRAM has the SCAM with 9.0, I've heard people who know both systems say 7.0 is the work horse.


    Weaknesses:    
    none for the price, but this is a system(shifter/dr) which unfortunately means if dr goes - shifter goes too. Use high end cables with this one and keep an eye on the dr hanger.


    Bottom Line:   
    This system was OEM on my V-Link and was a definite factor in that purchase. It worked well and looked good too. I have now owned three sets. My original dr was demolished by a 1.5x 12 section of tree limb in July (composite construction). It broke cleanly and no other components were made to suffer. This system is nice if used with GORE Ride-On cables. The shifting is very precise. I have it this way on my stock trials bike(why not my XC?) which I do ride on some sections of local trails. The front dr allows half clicks and that works out nice if chain rub does start or in my case if only using two chain rings and a bashring. If you have the rear indexed ANY change in the dr hanger will cause the thing to go off on you(like having to bracket around the gear you want or not get it at all) . That holds true for any system but lately I've discovered how easliy the hanger can get out line, this for the single chili dog guy. Install 'em per SRAM advice and use Ride-On cables and you will get a good system at a very nice price! I do not give out 5, so its 4 alone and sweet with GORE. I wish SRAM would consider a kind of road/atb hybrid for Stock Trials bikes(shorter cage at least).

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Erwin Park

    Duration Product Used:   
    2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   
    None, I prefer twistees - Sorry Andy Panda. Anyway SRAM and Sachs are one now and Shimano has all that compound crap going on. I also prefer good ole Magura braking!


    Bike Setup:   
    Diamondback V-Link 1.2 full suspension XC, Diamondback Response 14 rigid frame built up for Trialsin.

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by Ben a Downhiller from Sussex - UK

    Date Reviewed: January 8, 2000

    Strengths:    
    Nice click, solid feel.
    Positive action.
    Nice and grippy


    Weaknesses:    
    Poor for the front derailer


    Bottom Line:   
    These are nice, get the job done kind of shifters. Nice positive feel.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Lattrigg DH

    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   
    Shimano LX
    Normal Gripshift


    Bike Setup:   
    Giant Box One

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Todd a Weekend Warrior from USA

    Date Reviewed: June 4, 1999

    Strengths:    
    very positive shifts


    Weaknesses:    
    Had to use my bassworm


    Bottom Line:   
    excellent positive shifts. Would not go with anything else now.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    any

    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   
    xray, rapidfire


    Bike Setup:   
    catamount, z2 ect

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by Francois a Racer from Vancouver

    Date Reviewed: May 19, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Works great for the front derailleur


    Weaknesses:    
    absolute crap for the rear


    Bottom Line:   
    I thought I would like these shifters for their simplicity. However, even tough they work greast in the front, they have been awful for the rear derailleur (yeas also a 7.0). Upshifting is fine but downshifting just doesn't happen. You always have to shift 2 geras and come back. I checked everything and I don't get it. Maybe I hot one made on a monday morning. Honestly, I would prefer even a shimano Alivio at this point. I race road bikes but would never consider racing a mountain bike event with my shifters. They must be defective because even my 500ex back then was better. So one hot pepper for the front shifter.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   
    XT Thumbshifters (1992-98)
    Deore 500ex rapifireshifters(1989-92)



    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by I a weekend warrior from US

    Date Reviewed: January 24, 1999

    Bottom Line:   


    I have Grip Shift SRT 600 but they arent on this site yet. They work awesome. They hardly need any maintanance and are great shifters. In Mud or dry conditions they work great

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by JAMES a weekend warrior from Issaquah

    Date Reviewed: August 21, 1998

    Bottom Line:   


    these shifters have crisp shift and are not that expensive. If you also have the rear derailuer the work even better. i can tell there no xt or xtr but they work well. I got them on my trek 930 about 5 months ago and was suprised about how well they worked

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