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SRAM 2002 9.0 SL™ Half Pipe Shifter

4/5 (7 Reviews)
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Product Description

  • ESP 1:1 Actuation Ratio technology: light, precise shifting
  • SRAM patented "SRS" technology: speed release spool detent shifting, enhanced mechanical feel, light precision indexing
  • "Half Pipe" grip length: all time shifting, shift from all positions on the handlebar, more traction for extreme conditions
  • Quick view mechanical gear indicator
  • Tethered "Never Lose" cable replacement port: easy cable change
  • Detailed specifications: 9-speed ESP compatible, 80mm gripping length, Teflon® coated cable, Grilon® composite construction, Index and Micro-adjust front shifter options

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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Danny G a Cross Country Rider from Keller, TX , USA

    Date Reviewed: June 12, 2007

    Strengths:    Precise shifts, 1:1 ratio (take that Shimano), light, easy install and dial-in.

    Weaknesses:    Half-pipe grip makes for accidental shifts, especially when landing jumps and rock hits.

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy Sram, skip the half-pipe.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Sram XO, Sram X-9

    Bike Setup:   Kona King Kikapu F/S, Marzocchi Z1 Superfly, XO rear, Raceface Turbine, XY seatpost, Paul Motolite V's w/love levers, Raceface system, Mavic crosss-ride, Fox rear air, Easton Monkeylite, Crank bros egg beaters.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bygdaug a Weekend Warrior from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    Date Reviewed: August 31, 2003

    Strengths:    Luv em. Never felt as confident on steep, technical, long climbs as I do now! Very quick and deliberate shifting, man these are the best...I am a fan. From15/16 to 10/11 in no time at all. Perfect for Canadian Shield type riding.

    Weaknesses:    Possibly the actual grip itself. Gonna have to wait and see how comfy they are when they a little worn.

    Bottom Line:   
    I was so fed up with my XT shifters allways having to be adjusted and then 1/2 an hour into an epic ride my chain would be bouncing around like it had a mind of its own. I don't care to count how many times under load my freakin chain would fail. No stopping now!

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    Favorite Trail:   Minaki,Ontario

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   www.Gords.com

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing similiar...

    Bike Setup:   Stumpjumper FSR xc full suspension, disc and Physlo u turn sl

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Arjen a Racer from Leiden "Netherlands"

    Date Reviewed: May 25, 2003

    Strengths:    accured and lightweight
    You can hold on to your handle bar for the hardest parts of the ride, while you change your gears!

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Tom Schouten "den haag"Netherlands

    Similar Products Used:   xt shifters

    Bike Setup:   9.0 / XT

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Taylor Lyne a Racer from Chester, Virginia

    Date Reviewed: April 15, 2002

    Strengths:    Fast and Accurate

    Weaknesses:    Looks Cheep

    Bottom Line:   
    When I am racing my hands are locked on the bars. Allows me to be more aggressive in my riding style. These Rock Very smooth.

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    Favorite Trail:   Pocahontas

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   na

    Similar Products Used:   Xt shifters, 9.0,9.0sl short

    Bike Setup:   Ellsworth and Cannodale with all the trimmings.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Chris Price a Weekend Warrior from Truro

    Date Reviewed: March 8, 2002

    Strengths:    Light, easy to service, works super nice, and great for those of us who have perminitly damaged their thumbs and can't use rapid fire.

    Weaknesses:    I'm not a big fan of the red grips but I can live with it. The rear derailler really sucks, I have owned better SIS deraillers. The plastic part keeps snapping into, and when that dumb metal thingy that lays agenst you hanger bends from just shifting! If only you could use Shimano deraillers the world would be a better place.

    Bottom Line:   

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    Favorite Trail:   Wentworth

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Won them at a race

    Similar Products Used:   Deore LX, XT and STX RC

    Bike Setup:   Klein Attatude Race (Aztek Gold)with mars elite and other nice stuff. Weighs 24.9lbs

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Wangalish a Downhiller from CANADA

    Date Reviewed: November 23, 2001

    Strengths:    Shifts well and fast. No worries when approaching a hill, just crank it and your in the gear you want.

    Weaknesses:    Half the grip. I was always shifting when I didn't want to. My hands and arms are shorter than a guys and found anytime I was bumped around I would shift gears at the same time. One time I hit a big rut, it thru my arm forward which shifted all my gears to easy and my body went flying forward and I hit my pelvis on my stem. It was at that point where I gave up on these stupid half-pipe's.

    Bottom Line:   
    Shifting is great...especially when you're doing it all the time whether you want to or not. Unless you are gigantor and have mammoth hands and arms, don't use the half-pipes. If you are smaller you really have to force yourself to keep your arms wide so you can hold onto plain grip to avoid unwanted shifting.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Calgary

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing, nobody else would make a shifter that took 3/4 of the grip. Sram should just make Shorty's.

    Bike Setup:   Norco Drop

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Scott Clements a Racer from Tasmania

    Date Reviewed: November 15, 2001

    Strengths:    Lighter than XTR, cool looking white, a posetive 'click' shifting to high or low gears. Never gets cloged up, XTR Rival consistency. (Better). You can feel what goes on in relation to where the chain is on the cogs, not just hoping for the best (Rapidfire). Can be fully serviced. You wont mis-shift unlike many reviews!!! No need to go to shorty, half pipe rocks, cos you can shift anytime.

    Weaknesses:    None...Ooh, not enough around!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    These shifters are awsome. I was unsure at first compared to rapid fire, but these little units are lighter, shift as good if not better, are way stronger and more reliable, and have way less parts than rapidfire. You can also shift from 44-12 to 22-34 in a matter of one twist, not 10 clicks. Ooh, and Cadel uses them.

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    Favorite Trail:   Nationals Track, Mt Wellington

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing...

    Bike Setup:   Ironhorse Vice, XT/9.0sl. Manitou Mars Elite, Cane Creek Thudbuster and Headset. Hayes Hydro's.

    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

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