Yeah, XO and X9 grip shifters are different shaped at the rubber grip. Those who don't like one often like the other. The X9 are my favorite, as they're a little slimmer.dmccune said:I've used both and have only one issue with twist shifters (X0 being what I used) that being a sore thumb joint where it meets the hand. Don't know if it is hand size (though I think not as I wear large/x-large gloves) or just how my hands are but twist shifters never have felt "right". Try to take either kind out for an extended ride in the dirt before making the change to ensure you feel comfortable with your choice.
yah, my first mtb came with gripshift and i hated them for this reason. Those gripshift specific grips suck ass, ya gotta buy a full length grip and cut it down a bit.Random Drivel said:I prefer triggers only because I'd rather not have any part of my grip rotate when I stick a landing. YMMV.