SRAM 1998 Attack Shifter

SRAM 1998 Attack Shifter 

DESCRIPTION

  • 8 and 9 speed compatible
  • index and micro-adjust front shifter options
  • Half pipe grip length also available

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Oct 19, 2001]
    Harvey Fujimoto
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    These shifters work quickly, positively, and cleanly. My first exposure to Grip Shift was the 8-speed X-Rays on my Dean Ti (which my 16-year old stepson now rides), and I found twist-shifting highly-preferable to thumbshifters and both old and new Rapidfire.

    Weakness:

    The only thing I can think of is possible accidental shifting, although after observing my stepson continually mishift the above-mentioned Dean (which I don't recall having as many mishaps he he!), I believe it is due to gripping the bar with too much of the shifter barrel in hand. Myself, I slide completely off the shifter barrel EXCEPT when I am shifting. Because of this, I would NOT recommend going with the Half-Pipe version of this shifter.

    Get these shifters if you want fast, clean, convenience shifting!

    Similar Products Used:

    Gripshift X-Ray

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    5
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    5
    [Feb 24, 2004]
    andthereyouare
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Quick and precise shifting, easy re-greasing, lighter than Shimano's trigger shifters.

    Weakness:

    Mine came as half-pipe version, which takes up alot of room on the bars. So I cut them down a bit. You can't even tell.

    I ride with a couple of peeps that swear by the trigger shifters... Not me, the Attack shifters are great to bad the are dirt old. I don't care about the "See-Through" window for the gear indicator, I have no time to gaze at the shifters while I'm flying down a trail. If they shift when I need them to shift then they are perfect for me.

    I'm looking to move to the Shorty Rockets, next. We'll see how that goes.

    Similar Products Used:

    Simano triggers.

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    5
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    5
    [Apr 05, 1999]
    ride guy
    Racer

    great shifter set!!!!! light accurate give you the power to adjust your front derailer to stop that horrible noise you get from a bad set up with rapid fire I love these shifters they are great

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    5
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    [Sep 25, 1998]
    Massrider
    cross-country rider

    Exchanged the rapid fire STX shifter for these on my Mantra Comp. These are great, thick grips, precise shifts with little slop. Have been using them for a month so cant say much about durability. Dont think Ill go back to rapidfires, nothing shifts quicker. Now I need to replace the crappy Sugino cranks.

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    [May 20, 1998]
    John B.
    weekend warrior

    This is an update on my review of the Grip Shift 8.0 Attack shifters on December 24, 1997. These shifters are still shifting as smooth as when new. I think if I can say the same thing about them in another six months they will have Shimano's butt kicked. I have really grown to like the ability to trim the front derailleur so there is no chain rub.

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    [Jun 04, 2001]
    D Sims
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Reliable. It allows for increment shifting to eliminate derailure rub

    Weakness:

    when I wreck I alway seem to wrench the shifter all the way to one end and when I start back I need to put it in the right geer

    I have had these shifters for two years and they have been fine. Sram has also made it easy to change out the cable when needed. I enjoy being able to make minor adjustments to the derailur to get it to stop rubbing. From my experience with Shimano rapid fire when you have the rear derailur all the way to one end you have to put up with that annoying rubbing sound. These shifters have been on three different bikes that I owned and they are still functioning like the day I bought them

    Similar Products Used:

    shimano shifters, sram 6.0

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    5
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    5
    [May 01, 2001]
    Dave
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Easy. Just a superior design to thumb shifters, no doubt about it. Why would you want to press a button 8 times to downshift when you can make 1 single twist. I can't figure out how rapidfire users like that better, seems silly to me. These shifters are johnny-on-the-spot with every shift. They are a nice low profile design that is very easy to disassemble and assemble. Silly rapidfire users.....

    Weakness:

    They don't shift for you.

    If you like pressing buttons a lot, go with shimano. I personally got tired of that crap, now when I want to shift, I have only to make a single motion. I don't have to loosen my thumbs grip on the bar to put it on the button. Buy the Attack shifters and forget about it.

    Similar Products Used:

    XT Rapidfire,

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    RATING
    5
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    5
    [May 22, 2001]
    Andreas Klauser
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    low weight, logic function, nice shape

    Use the SRAM Attack 8.0 on my second hard tail (with Gore ride Ons), in combination with Shimano XT. The shifting is not quite as precise as with shimano xtr (which I use on my other bike), especially with the chain rings, where shimano xtr is definitly super. In spite of this I love the SRAM attacks. If you want to shift more than one gear at a time, the thing moves very fast indeed. The function is logic, the design is nicer than the clumsy xtr shifters by far, the handle bar tidy. The SRAM go very well with the Maguras, another clear advantage. And they endure. The next thing I'll try instead of the xtr on my other bike is the SRAM shorties.

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    5
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    5
    [Mar 04, 2001]
    Mike
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Great shifting with my Shimano XT deraillers, Nice to be able to fine-adjust front derailler (unlike Rapidfire), takes abuse and keeps on going, good grips (an improvement over previous Gripshift models).

    Weakness:

    Haven't found one yet.

    When I built up a new bike a couple years ago, a LBS mechanic recommended these. I had been happily using Rapidfire for a few years previously, but I was curious how
    the improved Gripshift worked. I decided to give them a try; I could always switch back to Rapidfire.

    Well the Rapidfires are still sitting in a box in my closet.
    The Attacks shift great, are more adjustable, especially on the front. The grips are comfortable & I've never mis-shifted using them (unlike with a set of half-pipe shifters I tried. Those are step backward, SRAM. Get rid of them!!) I've never had to mess with them, not even change a cable in 2 years.

    Great shifting, durable, easy on the hands, with no maintenance. What more could you want? A great product!

    Similar Products Used:

    Older Gripshifts, Shimano Rapidfire

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    5
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    5
    [Nov 12, 2000]
    John B
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    They are the Energizer bunny of the shifter world.

    Weakness:

    Function great. I need to take apart the right one to change cables due to the material it's made out of deforming. For three years old, not a big deal.

    These shifters after almost three years still work like the first day I put them on. I'm going to use them until Shimano's planned obsolense program forces me to go to nine speed. The rubber grip part is relatively durable. I replace them when I do a cable change, about once a year. I'm using Goretex cables and like to change then annually, although after a year they are still shifting fine. Why wait for a problem to happen. I'm glad to see for 2001 SRAM went with a teathered cable hatch. I've lost a few as well as others I know have. In the same amount of time, I've gone through three sets of rabid fires. Great product.

    Similar Products Used:

    Rabid fires. LX's, XT,s and XTR.

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    5
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    5
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