I run medium cages and like shifters with indicators. I don't think X9 shifters have indicators and are too expensive. I seem to destroy rear D's regularly so I don't want anything too expensive. All get them if people say X7 shifters are just that bad though....barelylegal said:what about X9? i think it will be worth the extra budget... it really looks the same with the xo, function and looks:yesnod:
mw04snow said:Hey All Mountain !
I know you are in Aussie somewhere so have a look at www.torpedo.7.com (might have a .au after it )-- anyway get cheap as parts - they have X9 07 triggers + rear mech for 249 NZ ( I guess about 200 aussie )- just stuck some on my hardtail - works great - but I agree it takes a while to get used to not having indicators + could bling them up with some matchmakers to tidy up your HBar .
Ive almost got my motolite
its in the boot of Dodge Cougar Eliminator , on the wharf in a container will take possession tomorrow !!!!
Ta matemw04snow said:Nah mate just the bike is mine - a mate has bought the car in from US and he has a spare boot (trunk for you guys in the US) into which my boxed up ML from the factory fitted sweet as ! and it also has some GST advantages !
I posted that link in the wrong place here it is.
Yep.. just pick the one you can find a better deal on... here in germany the 07 XT shifters are actually cheaper than the 06 and 05 ones and about the same as x9.... so as TiEndo says "Pick your poison!"TiEndo said:Get 07 X7 shifters, deraillers as they are pretty much the same as 06 X9.......or get some clearout X9 shifters and deraillers............or 05/06 shimano lx/xtshifter pod with XT rear derailler.
pick your poison........I know there are some devout sram and shimano followers here but you seem to have had no issues with them so just a matter of picking your preference.
Not sure about the shifters, but I watched this video online once it filmed a shimano RD and a Sram RD on a bike doing a run on a DH? track, same bike both times and the Sram derailleur hardly bounced around compared to the shimano.All Mountain said:Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like 07 X7 is reasonable along with 06 X9.
The 07 X9 shifters have the zero loss... does this translate into a real benefit for a rider who likes DH, rough stuff, and no racing/events ?~? Yeah... I'm hung up on shifter window... go figure... not sure why I fret about it... I haven't use a bike computer for 2 years....
Exactly.. the Sram RD doesn't pivot at the attachment point (der. hanger) that's why it makes less noise, but also has less freedom of movement in case something gets stuck on it (like a branch)energetix said:Only thing is that I've heard of more breakages of sram derailleurs with the DH crowd. I guess that may have something to do with it not bouncing around as much - has more of a tendency to snap. (or perhaps it was higher end ones with more plastic & stuff in them??).
There is always a trade off somewhere.