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I am not so interested in weight savings but only in shortening the length of the twist grip on a pair of XO shifters to make it easier to use a one/two finger brake lever. Has anyone tried this?
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Was wondering how I can tune my X0 twisters too. On a weight saving purpose though. Anyone out there has any ideas on how to do this? I'm done with the clamping bolt-replaced it with aluminum. Anything else? Thanks guys.
 

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I am having the same question as morris, my is the sram 9.0 SL halfpipe, would like to shorten or cut it down to the lenght of regular X0, any idea? Thanks in advance
 

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replace your steel or alloy mount bolts with an M4x20mm plastic. it works great + winds up plenty tight enough to hold the shifters tight to the bars.

eliflap's grip carving suggestion might save a few more grams, plus you could also perforate the grips with drilled holes or burn holes with a hot wire.

...also you could change out the hefty plastic cable adjusters, read somewhere here some peeps were using tune sl cable adjusters (i think).
 

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Ok but now from a weight saving point of view, apart from the normal bolts and so, how can you tune the twisters for weight savings?
 

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Andy13 said:
I am not so interested in weight savings but only in shortening the length of the twist grip on a pair of XO shifters to make it easier to use a one/two finger brake lever. Has anyone tried this?
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you must have weird hands;)

no honestly-you should be fine with the standard lenght. I even moved my rather short Extralite Ultralevers inwards for best 1 finger actuation.

What would you achieve by shortening? do you want to use all fingers on y shorty lever? wthat's the only reason i see which would need any shortening. Maybe try to get the lever blade closer tot he grip first by some reach adjustement. I'd say this should be all that's needed.
 

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Nino,
Are you an index finger braker..er...? I am a bad finger braker and keep my levers right up to my shifters. The best levers I ever used with my grip shift are the old Sram "plastic" levers. They even work well with Avid Mechs.

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