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SRAM Attack Trigger Shifter Shifter

4.26/5 (19 Reviews)
MSRP : $237.99


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The SRAM X0 3x10-speed trigger shifters are compatible with 1:1 exact actuation front and rear derailleurs for 3x10 configurations.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bikedreamer a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2012

Strengths:    Well, they look nice. The ability to shift up or down with your thumb means that you could easily ride in the cold weather while wearing mitts. They upshift easily.

Weaknesses:    Really vague in the downshifting department. Usually ends up in between gears.

Bottom Line:   
Given the price of these shifters, I would expect better overall performance. Sure, the upshifting is great, and thumb operation is great. The downshifts suck. Old Acera shifters can do better. All other aspects of the drivetrain check out fine, so I can only assume that the fault lies with the shifters.

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Favorite Trail:   Ingolf

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   SRAM Rockets; Shimano Deore, Alivio, and Acera

Bike Setup:   FS AM, 9 speed, Shimano rear derailleur

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kenny1773

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2012

Strengths:    Love these shifters! Was afraid I would never find anything to replace my older lat 90's XT shifter pods (I have separate brake levers and shifter pods). I took a chance on these and just installed them today (about $37 from Nashbar) they are heavier and more awkward than the XT shifters, but they shift wonderfully and I would buy them again. Now if they could just figure a way to shrink them and lighten them a little. ;)
You get use to the thumb being both up and down very quickly (this from someone that ran Shimano rapidfire setup for 20 years)


Weaknesses:    heavy, little awkward

Bottom Line:   
If you have doubts, buy them, you will like them (unless you are one of those riders that worries about every gram of weight on your bike.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by T_DOG a Downhiller from utah

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2011

Strengths:    very clean shifter, gets the job done. even on hard trails

Weaknesses:    i have had is sense it came out and now Both of my shifters have died because a spring or the longest lever is dead, dont last a long time

Bottom Line:   
great wort the money just donst last long

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   iron horse yakuza aniki

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by firechkn a Weekend Warrior from east bay area, ca

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2011

Strengths:    light lever feel, easy to see indicators, available for both 8/9 speed

Weaknesses:    cable adjusting barrel had unclear detents, hard to turn (just on my 9spd sram rocket shifters) not an issue with the attacks

Bottom Line:   
this is a review for both the rocket trigger and the attack trigger shifters. they are just ilke the attacks, but silver
both shift levers have a fairly light feel to them, without feeling vague.
the display is easy to read, just wished sram would offer one with just lines. either way, they serve their purpose.
the detents were soft and vague on the rockets, but sram seems to have fixed them on the attacks.
i was worried if it was going to be hard to switch from rapidfire, but it was not to bad. the dual thumb levers were very easy to reach and use. the long pulling levers give you good leverage, but do make for a bit of throw going across multiple rear gears.
i haven't had any shifting issues with the rockets, and i hope i get a repeat performance from the attacks.
overall, great value for smooth, crisp shifting and decent price.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $47.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   shimano rapidfire sl, sram rocket trigger

Bike Setup:   SC blur xc, fox, xtr-9spd/raceface/chrisking/hope
SOMA groove, fox, xt-8spd/raceface/chrisking/avid

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dani1282 a Cross Country Rider from Lane Cove, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2011

Strengths:    Crisp and precise shifting, 8sp shifters

Weaknesses:    Too much plastic

Bottom Line:   
These are excellent shifters, they are very precise and provide crisp shifting for a 8sp set up. These shifters also include an optical display so you know what gear your on and have very precise adjustments. These are far better at shifting than Shimano Alivio Shifters. If you have a 8sp drivetrain than these are the best shifters for the job.

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Favorite Trail:   Manly Dam

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Amazon

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Alivio Shifters, SRAM X4 trigger shifters

Bike Setup:   Fluid Rapid w/upgrades: SLX Derailleur, Truvativ Crankset, Suntour Epicon SF9 RLD, 2004 Fox FLOAT L shock, Tektro Auriga Comp Brakeset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by preludedriven a Cross Country Rider from Orange County, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2009

Strengths:    These are one of the lightest Trigger Shifters available for this price point. Cable can be accessed by a single screw.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These shifters are what I've been looking for. 8-Spd Shimano shifters are rare....it's either these or the Alivio Rapidfire (which have a lower review score). I'm still adjusting to the thumb-only shifting.

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Favorite Trail:   Fullerton Loop

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Shimano EF-50 EZ-Fire

Bike Setup:   2007 Iron Horse

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SuperCobraJet a Weekend Warrior from Austin, Texas USA

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2009

Strengths:    Light weight, crisp clean shifting, looks great.

Weaknesses:    None yet except ass-backward rear shifter indicator.

Bottom Line:   
Sram Attack shifters are a great buy for the money (Thank you Jenson for that price-match), if you want to run Shimano rear derailluer. One thumb shifting a plus. Not as bulky as Shimano. I wish I knew how to flip the gear indicator(1st gear is really 9th)but hey, for 1/3 the price of Shimano, I'll get used to it.

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Favorite Trail:   Walnut Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Deore

Bike Setup:   '99 Kona Kula frame, Marzocchi MZ Race Fork, Cane Creek S-3 Headset, Control Tech riser bar, Yeti grips, Shimano Deore brakes, Avid levers, Shimano XT front/rear derailluers, Jagwire cables Truvativ Hussefelt Crank, Sram casette & chain, FSA bb, Shimano 424 pedals, WTB saddle, Mavic Crossroc UST wheels, Hutchinson tubuless tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dave from boise

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2007

Strengths:    reliable intuitive shifting

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
reliable and a value, have not tried xt or xtr trigger shifters as I am quite pleased with what I have.I use xtr cables with all my bikes.slight problem with 2004 shifter housing causeing cable to hang up on release, adjusted screws on housing and problem was solved

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Favorite Trail:   stanley area idaho

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   shimano lx

Bike Setup:   2001 trek fuel 90 with 2006 attack trigger shifter and xt rear derailleur, 2004 Ibex trophy hardtail with 2004 9.0 trigger shifter and 9.0 rear derailleur, 2006 santa cruz heckler with 2005 9.0 trigger shifter and 2005 xt derailleur.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Blacksburg, Virginia

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2007

Strengths:    Super smooth trigger action. Fast, efficient single thumb control. Simplicity. Easy to read gear indicator that doesn't bulk out like Shimano XT shifers. Compatible with all Shimano 9 speed rear derailleur and SRAM/Shimano front derailleur. Great value.

Weaknesses:    None thus far

Bottom Line:   
Very simple, efficient shifter that requires only your thumb for shifting. Great for when you have to brake and shift at the same time on the downhill or technical section.

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Favorite Trail:   Pandapas

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Deore, Shimano XT, Sram grip shift.

Bike Setup:   04' Giant NRS, Shimano XT/Raceface drivetrain.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Weekend Warrior from Perth, Western Australia

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight, thumb shifting up and down, crisp shifting

Weaknesses:    possibly the triggers being plastic, time will tell

Bottom Line:   
I had been having recurring shifting problems that the LBS diagnosed as hanger issues, no matter what was done, after 50 metre ride out of the store back to shifting issues. Upgraded to the SRAMs as a result of goin with SD brake levers. I installed the Attack Triggers myself, and instantly resolved shifting issues. They produce clean crisp shifting up and down on the casette, and crisp up shifting on the crankwheel, but shifting down isnt as crisp. small price to pay.

great upgrade for anyone with 3/8 gears, as shimano no longer make separate shifters, only integrated shifter/brakes.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   shimano alvivo shifter/brake all in one

Bike Setup:   08 Giant Boulder Disc, BB7s, Avid SD Ti, Full Metal Jacket Brake cables, flak jacket derailleur cables, XTR deraillerus

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by McGuillicuddy a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2007

Strengths:    Crisp shifting
Greater control with thumb shifting (can leave index finger on brake levers)
Almost no learning curve from Shimano
Easy-to-read-in-an-instant gear indicator


Weaknesses:    None that I can think of

Bottom Line:   
These are outstanding shifters, especially for the money (admittedly I got a good deal). The instant I installed them there was a huge improvement over my previous shifters in terms of crispness and accuracy. I love the all-thumb control which to me allows me to keep greater control of the bike while shifting (can brake and shift simultaneously). If you have a Shimano drivetrain, these are really the only option for those of us too cheap/stubborn to go to 9-speed. Fortunately they are an excellent solution if you can find them.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   End-of-year bike show/sale

Similar Products Used:   Shimano shifters (AceraX, STX)

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain hardtail, XT drivetrain, Avid BB7, some crappy fork I'm too cheap to upgrade

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ray a Weekend Warrior from Cumming, GA

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2007

Strengths:    The only 8 speed triggers I could find. Exact same external construction and functionality as my 2004 X7s.

Weaknesses:    Plastic trigger easily damaged.

Bottom Line:   
The stock Shimano Alivio shifters could not be adjusted to produce consistent shifting. The Attack shifters solved the problem. If these are as durable as my 2004 X7s have been then they will be a good value. Since Shimano has made the decision to no longer offer new 8 speed trigger shifters, this is really your only option.

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Yargo

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $58.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Alivio, SRAM X7

Bike Setup:   Giant Yukon with Deore Rear Dr.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from LA California

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2007

Strengths:    nice look. easy setup and so far smooth shifting.

Weaknesses:    only 1 month in but no so far. a possibility is breaking upon wipeout. plastic construction.

Bottom Line:   
nice to switch to something other than shimano. dual thumb triggers are different than shimano triggers but this is not a problem at all, zero learning curve.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   older shimano Xt 8 spd triggers

Bike Setup:   Ventana marble peak. mix of XTR, XT and SRAM parts.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Terry a Cross Country Rider from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2006

Strengths:    New 8 speed - cant get in shimano. Smooth, easy to use, not easily damaged, quick cable change

Weaknesses:    havent found any

Bottom Line:   
excellent. thumb for both is much better. easy to adjust to. I have shimano on other bike and switch easily.I pulled them to bit as soon as I got it and they are well made. Easy to lube through the cable replacement slot and hard to damage the indicator unlike shimano. Nice to grab several gears at once. I have sram both sides- other is X7. this is easily comparable.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   shimano rapid fire

Bike Setup:   XT everything except these

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel a Weekend Warrior from Joplin, MO, USA

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2005

Strengths:    1. Crisp shifts
2. Thumb shifting = greater control
3. 8 speed


Weaknesses:    1. Thumb shifting does take some getting used to, but this is minor (I got the hang of it in about 15 minutes)
2. The nylon composite construction might prove to be less durable than comparable shifters by Shimano, but this reamains yet to be seen.


Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that these things do what they were designed to do and they do it well.
I bought the Attack shifters to replace some SRAM Centuras that I got to test the grip style shifting. Didn't much care for it.
Anyway the Attack shifters are very crisp. My front derailleur even seems to be shifting better as it was pretty finicky before and now.
Lastly it's really great to be able to find 8 speed shifters like these as it seems that everyone's selling 9 speed Shimano stuff, but not 8 speed (maybe it's just me).
I recommend these shifters a lot, and if you do some looking around you can find them at a great price.
Only 4 Chilis overall due to having used these for such a short time, will repost if my opinion declines.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything Dirt

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $33.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Fetish Cycles Disipline w/ RockShox Psylo XC '03.
Shimano XT front derailleur, BB, V-bakes, M440 cranks.
SRAM 5.0 rear derailleur, Avid Speed Dial brake levers, Cane Creek S-2 headset, Sun Rhyno Lite rims w/ WTB Speed XC hubs and Panaracer TrailBlaster 2.1 tires.
Various other components.

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