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SRAM 2006 X.0 Twist Shifter Shifter

4.64/5 (14 Reviews)


Product Description

Technology:: 1:1® Actuation Ratio & SRS technology for light, precise indexing
Speeds:: 8 or 9
Indicator:: Quick View
Body:: 50mm Shorty w/ lightweight Grilon®, carbon finish and ergo tornado style grip
Compatibility:: SRAM 1:1 rear derailleurs, SRAM or Shimano® front deraillers


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zachariah a Cross Country Rider from Palm Desert, California USA

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2008

Strengths:    Light, cheap, fast, won't destroy your knees in a crash, will not shatter on crashes either.

Weaknesses:    Tornado style grip wears out way too fast.

Bottom Line:   
Combined with the SRAM X0 rear derailleur- this combo simply puts Shimano XTR to shame. SRAM and 1:1 actuation ratio, is the BEST DEAL around.....fair and square. Unlike Shimano's 2:1 ratio, which is known for vague shifting and unexpected ghost shifts- the SRAM X0 combo brings butter-smooth, distinguishable shifts, without FAIL....each and every time!

It is no wonder why all the World Cup XC pros use X0 twisters. Where alse can you dump ALL GEARS on a single turn, either way? NOWHERE...that's where! Until Shimano can outdo SRAM's 1:1 actuation- SRAM X0 is the true KING of mtb drivetrains.

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Favorite Trail:   Hurkey Creek Park(24Hrs/Adrenalin Course)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX; XTR; SRAM X7 triggers.

Bike Setup:   2005 Cannondale F2000 SL Optimo; Ultra Fatty Headshok 80mm; Avid BB7; Shimano XTR M960 crankset/BB; SRAM X0 rear derailleur; Ritchey WCS Carbon flat bars; Crank Brothers Candy 2ti clipless pedals; Mavic Crossmax SLR UST wheelset; Kenda Klimax Lite 345G tires; Stan's NoTubes sealant; Thomson Masterpiece seatpost; Specialized Phenom SL 130mm saddle; Shimano XTR M952 front derailleur; Cannondale Si 100mm stem......equals a 19-pound Cannondale XC hardtail race bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bobby B a Cross Country Rider from Idaho

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2008

Strengths:    Light, gets as many gears as you want at once, never accidental shifts, VERY positive feel to shifts, everything including the gear indicator is out of the way so I can't imagine it getting hit in a crash. Really cheap too.

Weaknesses:    if they could get rid of the snapping sound while keeping the strong indexing, that would be the only improvement I can think of. But I don't mind, that same hard snap translates to your derailleur.

Bottom Line:   
Because you will be cutting your grips shorter you save even more weight there (approx 30 grams), but you will probably need a bar cap if you want to keep those shorter grips from slowly working their way outwards. That negates the 30 grams, if you use the Hope grip doctor like me. However this way you will never have to use lock ons and can use whatever grip you want, just cut it the length you prefer.

BTW Filip Lerch the reviewer two below me, these DO have springs in them. You can easily feel it twists one way much easier than the other when they're not connected. But to each his own.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   triggers, SRAM attack twisters

Bike Setup:   hartail, SRAM X.9 rear derailleur

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by greg a Cross Country Rider from frederick, md. usa.

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2008

Strengths:    light, quick and reliable.

Weaknesses:    they dont make the mud paw grips for them anymore.

Bottom Line:   
As always, since the late 90's, the sram twisties have worked great. I like being able to dump or get the whole cassete in one twist. They work great when they are cold, muddy, the cables are dirty, ect. You can use your own brakes (magura gustav's in my case) and are not stuck with a "system" that supposedly works better. Cheap, light, and serviceable..you dont need anything else

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Favorite Trail:   catoctin

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   x9, xray, shimono trigger, thumbshifters...et al

Bike Setup:   morewood mbuzi with x.o x.7 drivetrain. magura forks and brakes. easton hardware.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Filip Lerch a Cross Country Rider from Czech Republic

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2008

Strengths:    weight, design,

Weaknesses:    durability, design-no spring, hard to shift, noisy

Bottom Line:   
This shifter looks very neat on the outside, it is realy light, but!- it is very hard to shift as any other twist shifter. It is very noisy. If Sram redesigns it to use springs- I would consider, maybe. It doesnt match shimano products. Shimano uses twists only for children bikes and they know why. I really hate it.

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Favorite Trail:   dolomite

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   sram

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   klein, xt-770 crank, xt and lx shifter dual, Sid team

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil a Weekend Warrior from Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2007

Strengths:    Fast easy shifting, light weight...

Weaknesses:    They seem to be built less roughed as my old 9.0 shifters and a little long.

Bottom Line:   
If you are a gripshift fan, you'll love them.

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Favorite Trail:   Owassippe, Yankee Springs

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $69.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclest

Similar Products Used:   Sram x7 thunbshifters, Sram 9.0 twisters.

Bike Setup:   2007 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rick Hale a Cross Country Rider from Jacksonville, Fl USA

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2007

Strengths:    Simple and easy to adapt to vs triggers(no learning process) and you can shift to any gear any time. Cost vs triggers is excellent. I've been using for 6 months now without any problems whatsoever.

Weaknesses:    Some grip sizing may be required, other than that, nothing.

Bottom Line:   
I will never go back to the trigger...........

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Favorite Trail:   San Felasco

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Web

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX, XT, XTR. Sram X9 Triggers.

Bike Setup:   Hammerhead/Titus 100, RP3, F100r, X9 twist, derailers etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dirty a Downhiller from Tampa

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2007

Strengths:    Don't break when crashed on. simple design easy to modify.

Weaknesses:    Need to be cut shorter.

Bottom Line:   
Here is the trick get these babies and hack off about half of the grip on the twister and them bolt on and use odi bolt on grips butt them up so the spring in the shifter doesn't fall out. works like a charm with out the extra length screwing up your brake lever spacing. Cost a lot less than triggers and always work and easy to remember which gear your looking for in a DH race.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   can't remember

Similar Products Used:   xtr, x.0 triggers

Bike Setup:   SC V-10 the works x.0 twist, short x.0 derailler with a sram road cassette

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Nystrom a Cross Country Rider from Nashua, NH

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2007

Strengths:    Fast, accurate, intuitive shifting. Can shift as many cogs as you want at one shot, either up or down the cassette. Front derailleur trim positions eliminate chain rub in any gear combination. Simple and reliable, with easy setup. Much lighter weight than ANY triggers and less expensive than most.

Weaknesses:    A little long?

Bottom Line:   
OK, I've been a fan of twist shifters for a long time, but I've tried triggers, too. The Jamis came with XO triggers and I gave them a fair shot before swapping them out for the twist shifters. Frankly, I don't understand why twist shifters aren't more popular, given all their advantages. I can't think of a single good reason to choose triggers over twist shifters. Regardless, these are the best of their breed. They work reliably and intuitively. My only quibble with them is that SRAM made them ~1/2" longer than their older top-line shifters and most of their current models, and I would prefer the shorter length. I may end up cutting these down, which doesn't look hard to do. Other than that, I'm totally sold on them.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $59.00

Purchased At:   BeyondBikes.com

Similar Products Used:   GripShift, SRAM 9.0 Twist shifters, Shimano RapidFire triggers, XO triggers

Bike Setup:   '06 Jamis Dakar XC Pro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jasen Morrow a Weekend Warrior from Barrie ON Canada

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2007

Strengths:    Quick decisive shifts. Also the ability to shift to the top of the cassette with just one twist on those surprise climbs.

Weaknesses:    Trying to shift and brake on a downhill at the same time.

Bottom Line:   
They work great. I will never go back to trigger shifters due to the cost of them and the speed you can shift the twists. If you were sitting on the fence try them and you will not regret it.

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Favorite Trail:   3 Stage and Albion Hills

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Momentum

Similar Products Used:   Trigger shifters Shimano or Sram

Bike Setup:   Classic Blur

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James from Gig Harbor, WA

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2007

Strengths:    fast, accurate, light, look great, less expensive than triggers

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
these are sweet if you are a twisty fan. they look great with the right pair of locking shorty grips (cane creeks work well) and dont hit your knees like some triggers do. they are well built and shift accurately on the first click everytime, not like some other brands. now that i have gone to SRAM, i will never go back. the best part is that they set up very easily (my first build). why not get a great pair of shifters for half the price of triggers?

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   price point

Similar Products Used:   Shimano triggers

Bike Setup:   2000 custom built Zaskar X

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erik a Racer from Ladera Ranch, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2006

Strengths:    total dependability, precision shifting, micro-adjustment

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
great product....don't change it!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   The Path Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   no other grips, but every trigger out there almost

Bike Setup:   all my gearies

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrick from Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2006

Strengths:    easy to install
reliable, quick shifting


Weaknesses:    -affects brake lever placement a little
-had to shorten grips to get my hands where I wanted them
-at first I didn't like that front shifter is not indexed (i.e. single click = shift), but I got used to it and it's nice to be able to adjust to keep front deraileur from rubbing on chain.
- not as solid feeling as x.o triggers, seem cheaply constructed (which is probably why they cost < $100)


Bottom Line:   
I got these because I was constantly badly hurting my knees on the x.o triggers. After about 1/2 hour of riding the cables settled in and the shifting was spot on. The shifting was much better than it ever was with my x.o triggers. The twists only took a little time to get used to.

The construction of these isn't as nice as the triggers, lots of cheap feeling plastic. One example being the barrel adjusters don't have very solid detents as you twist. But, none of this seems to affect function.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   colorado cyclist

Similar Products Used:   SRAM x.o triggers

Bike Setup:   blur xc, fox front and back, mavic xmax, juicy carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan Phelan a Cross Country Rider from Richmond, VA

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2006

Strengths:    Lightweight, on-point shifting

Weaknesses:    Click Clack

Bottom Line:   
The sickest shifters out there.....hands down

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Favorite Trail:   James River Park System

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Rapid Fire, SRAM X-Ray (old school)

Bike Setup:   KHS, Magura Louise, Manitou 3:00, Cloud 9, X-9, 970, 971, Team Stylo (Team giga pipe), XT/717

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LUIS GONZALEZ a Cross Country Rider from SANJOSE, COSTA RICA

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2006

Strengths:    accurate and fast

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
The most accurate and faster shifter that I have to used in many years.
No missing shifts, works perfectly in low and high velocity.
No cleaks and wear sounds.
I will install another set in my othr M. Bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Costa Rica Dealer

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Rapid Fire, Sram Shifters X9

Bike Setup:   Titus Racer X, rear der. Sram X9

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