5 bucks says this year you'll see Force groups on about 20% of TDF bikes.venus1 said:I will never have a bike w/out Rapid Fire Plus. Sram is so awkward compared to RF+. And Grip Shift is clumsy & notchy next to smooth Shimano Rapid Fire. Look at who makes parts for the Tour de France, etc. Sram ain't in the mix.
just got the 07 xtr shifters, totaly amazing, once you try them youll never go backPeterThomas said:Personally I've had less luck with SRAM than Shimano.
I've had more issues with my SRAM kit in the last 18months than I had in the previous 10 years with Shimano. I like the ergonomics of the shifters but SRAM just isn't as durable in my experience.
Over here in the UK SRAM is quite a bit pricier than Shimano too (typically X.9 is 30+% more than XT and X.0 makes XTR look cheap)
Now that Shimano are bringing out their new SRAM-style trigger shifters I'll probably go Shimano next time.
I switched to SRAM X.0 after being disappointed with Shimano over and over. I've tried the new XTR. It's nothing to write home about, and certainly not getting me to swap back.dan0 said:just got the 07 xtr shifters, totaly amazing, once you try them youll never go back