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I want to get rid of my cruddy shimano drivetrain and replace it with a Sram system. I have some experience with 9.0 half pipe shifters. I liked the fact that I could shift in either direction as many shifts as I wanted, and it was so much more accurate than my current XT/STI setup. The only thing I didn't like was the tendency for me to accidently shift my half pipes. I think most of those problems would be taken care of with a set of shorties.... but I am intrigued by the X.9 trigger shifters too. What I'm wondering is if they give you the freedom to shift up or down as many clicks as you want, like the grip shifts do?
 

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there is a limit to about 3 clicks of downshift and for upshift it's 1 at a time...just like shitmano. but don't let that prevent you from getting the Sram X.9 setup. I switched to it a couple months ago and love it. Shifts are much crisper than my old XT. And with the sram you can shift under heavy pedal load much better than with shimanono. (And since I'm a tard that always seems to be in the wrong gear when a big hill pops up, that's a big plus for me.)
 

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Cowboy Up !! & get the X.0 shifters

you won't be sorry. They're short & the grip on them is great. After you ride'em awhile you'll get used to them & you won't be shiftin' accidentally. I love the fact that you grab as many gears as your wrist will allow. Shweet! X-RAM Rocks!
 

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I Switched To SRAM Triggers & Never Looked Back

I was intrigued by the 1:1 ratio for the SRAM stuff, so I tried a 7.0 and X.7 set-up and have never looked back ($85 for the set at Price Point). I had always been a strong supporter of the Shimano stuff, but noticed the shifting would have to be adjusted every so often, and I was irritated by only being able to go 3 gears with a full throw on the shifters. I bought the SRAM setup and have never regretted the move. I ride at 220 pounds, so I have a tendency to be hard on components. The SRAM stuff has held up well.

I cannot remember exactly, but I am sure you can get more than 3 gears on a full thumb press on the downshifting. I want to say I can move 5 gears down at a time. Like was mentioned before, you can only upshift one at a time.

What I like about the SRAM triggers is you use your thumb for both upshifts and downshifts. It took me about 2 rides to lock that motion in muscle memory. You can steer, brake and shift at the same time, and get crisp shifts every time. I am wary of GripShift because I see myself dumping gears at the wrong time. If you have experience with them though, they may be an option.

As for the difference between the 7 and 9 series, it is up to debate. I currently run 7 series, but would like to move up to 9 series. I do not know the performance differences; it is probably just a mental thing. I am leery of the X.0 stuff though. With the way I ride, it may be overkill (primarily on my wallet).
 

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While we are on the SRAM x.7 subject...

CCRiderKY said:
I was intrigued by the 1:1 ratio for the SRAM stuff, so I tried a 7.0 and X.7 set-up and have never looked back ($85 for the set at Price Point). I had always been a strong supporter of the Shimano stuff, but noticed the shifting would have to be adjusted every so often, and I was irritated by only being able to go 3 gears with a full throw on the shifters. I bought the SRAM setup and have never regretted the move. I ride at 220 pounds, so I have a tendency to be hard on components. The SRAM stuff has held up well.

I cannot remember exactly, but I am sure you can get more than 3 gears on a full thumb press on the downshifting. I want to say I can move 5 gears down at a time. Like was mentioned before, you can only upshift one at a time.

What I like about the SRAM triggers is you use your thumb for both upshifts and downshifts. It took me about 2 rides to lock that motion in muscle memory. You can steer, brake and shift at the same time, and get crisp shifts every time. I am wary of GripShift because I see myself dumping gears at the wrong time. If you have experience with them though, they may be an option.

As for the difference between the 7 and 9 series, it is up to debate. I currently run 7 series, but would like to move up to 9 series. I do not know the performance differences; it is probably just a mental thing. I am leery of the X.0 stuff though. With the way I ride, it may be overkill (primarily on my wallet).
I just bought the exact same setup (SRAM X.7) for my Specialized M2, but I am having a hard time with my front derailer though. I went ahead and swapped out my rear Shimano derailer to SRAM X.7 but thought that the Shimano Deore front derailer would be fine. For the life of me, I can't adjust the front derailer to shift smoothly and consistently. I don't know how many times I have adjusted the derailer, but to no avail. It rubs on the derailer, gets stuck on certain gears, or falls off the rings completely! Should I just go ahead and buy a SRAM X.7 front derailer? Would that help? Is that what you are running? Any...suggestions? Thanks in advance!
 

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montgod said:
Or even just a simple tip on how I can alleviate these issues concerning my derailer will do..... :)
I would suggest checking your adjustments again or getting someone who you know can do it right, because for now, there are no such thing as a SRAM front derailleur...
 

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Grip shift for front DER....

Twist shifters for the front allow you to trim out the front shifter by over-shooting a click. (They have three clicks per ring) Also if your chain is dumping off the rings your limit screw(s) are set wrong. Go to parktool site for info on setting these up.
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I would suggest checking your adjustments again or getting someone who you know can do it right, because for now, there are no such thing as a SRAM front derailleur...
You are quite wrong. There are Sram front mechs.
 

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Dan Gerous said:
I would suggest checking your adjustments again or getting someone who you know can do it right, because for now, there are no such thing as a SRAM front derailleur...
sram used to have a series of front derailleurs that didn't work as well as similarly priced shimano ones. the production stopped for a few years. right now sram got a new x-gen front derailleur shooting for release next season.
 
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