Home | Reviews | Shifter | SRAM

SRAM TRX Trigger Shifter

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)

  • Store Price
    Buy Now

Product Description

  • Technology: SRS, Uni-Lever Technology
  • Speed: 8 or 7
  • Material: Composite, alloy

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Cosmin a Weekend Warrior from romania

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2008

Strengths:    None that I could see. Sram should stop building those and rethink their low end line. For the same money you could buy Alivio's and those will hold you for at least two seasons.

Weaknesses:    They came on my Ram Ht 1(www.ram-bikes.com). The bike itself for a 400-450 $ bike is well worth the money. You get a complete Sram, Truvativ package with a nice frame and Mavic wheels. But the shifters are horrible, they feel realy weak and the shifting is not confidence inspiring. I broke the left pod after a week of riding (true, it was a nasty crash). Also the riht pod died on me pretty soon after that, I took it to my LBS and when the mechanic opened it I saw that it was all Plastic inside. I had to get Sram X-7 which costed me an arm and a leg but those work great.

Bottom Line:   
I woldn't buy this shifters as an aftermarket, I would rather get a decent low end twister from Sram (they are the best). If they come with your bike maybe you will have better luck with them. If you see them on a bike that is otherwise well equiped and in your budget please take in consideration that you might have to change them.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Alivio, Deore, Sram X-7, Deore Lx Triggers. Older Sram 6 twist shifters and Shimano Revoshift.

Bike Setup:   I am upgrading all the time

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Barry Leigh a Weekend Warrior from South Orange, NJ

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I misspoke earlier. The TRX trigger shifters ARE made of metal. I still like 'em and recommend them as a replacement component for older bikes or even new 7-Speeds.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Liberty State Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Barry Leigh a Weekend Warrior from South Orange, NJ

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2007

Strengths:    Interesting design. Stands out from the crowd. Design allows for ample clearance between the shifter and the brake lever.

Weaknesses:    None so far, but since it's plastic and is subject to pressure, it will wear out faster than metal, I guess.

Bottom Line:   
I am so glad I replaced the stock MRX Twist shifters. They were always indavertently shifting because I have big hands that tended to slide onto or grip the MRX shifters when I didn't intend to shift.

The TRX triggers are great. The LBS installed them for me and its been smooth and rapid shifting ever since. And now I have lots more real estate on my handlebar, so I added the long grips to replace the shorties that came with the bike. The numerical display is great for a geezer like myself. I'd never go back to twist shifters again!!! Incidentally, the molded plastic triggers seem sturdy and durable. Time will tell.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   commuting

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   SRAM MRX Twist shifters

Bike Setup:   2006 Kawasaki FS, 7 speed
Avid Single Digit 7 Brake
Avid Speed Dial 7 Brake Lever
Rock Shox Dart 2
SRAM PG730 Cassette, with ZMCS72 chain
Shimano TX71 crankset with Square Tapper BB
Shimano Deore Wheelset with Sun Rhyno Rims

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by neil a Weekend Warrior from Essex

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2007

Strengths:    Shifts very well and precise

Weaknesses:    Breaks easily. One of the teeth on the shifting mech has snapped so Fourth gear sometimes skips.

Bottom Line:   
Do not change gears if the bike is upside down because they jump and skip. I have taken the shifters to bits and one of the plastic teeth on the shifting mech has broken off so fourth gear now sometimes skips. They do shift very well when working correctly though. Also doesn't seem to like very muddy conditions aswell. DOn't buy if you do lots of muddy winter riding otherwise you get a lovely grinding noise from inside the shifter.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Warley

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Bike Setup:   Kona Cowan 05, Mavic XM321 rims, Avid BB7 185mm, cheap rst forks, Doere Hub

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Sram TRX 8 speed trigger shifter....

Alright in my quest to make my GT a 1x8 I'm having trouble finding a worthy 8 speed shifter. Ebay is not overflowin with shimano 8 speed shifters so I'm looking at a new Sram TRX trigger shifter. Does it shift as well as the XT trigger shifters? Whats the good, the bad and the ugly of this shifte ... Read More »

Read More »


Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest mountain bike products from these brands!

See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »


MTBR on Facebook