Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Can't stop the Prophet
Joined
·
237 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just what the topic asks.


Tell me what kind of shifters you are running as well as the pros and cons. I have already been to the reviews section but I am friggin confused. I am building up my prophet and am trying to decide which shifters to fit to my bike. I think I am between the Sram x9 (regular not the twisties) and the Shimano XT M770. Anyone have/had these and if not what have ya got? :confused: :confused: :confused:
 

·
USED2COULD
Joined
·
1,274 Posts
I run XTR dual controls (975) on my Rush, I love them. Before that I used the XT dual controls (775).
My 29er has the M770 triggers. I like that you can adjust the position of the shifters left to right with respect to the clamp.
The shift action feels solid, and I actually have used the 2-way release.

I'd prefer the full position adjustability of the X0 or XTR triggers but if I switched it would be for another set of XTR DC's.

Oh and if it matters I use my XT triggers with the XTR shadow rear der.

brows141 said:
Just what the topic asks.

Tell me what kind of shifters you are running as well as the pros and cons. I have already been to the reviews section but I am friggin confused. I am building up my prophet and am trying to decide which shifters to fit to my bike. I think I am between the Sram x9 (regular not the twisties) and the Shimano XT M770. Anyone have/had these and if not what have ya got? :confused: :confused: :confused:
 

·
Hybrid Leftys aren't real
Joined
·
16,393 Posts
Second generation XTR and XT dualies. Run with RR XTR's.

The 2nd gen ones are the bomb.:rockon: :band:

#1's? :prft: :yikes:

I do have a set of older XTR pods on a Merlin with a Shadow XTR, that runs sweetly too.
:cool:
 

·
Can't stop the Prophet
Joined
·
237 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
NS2000X said:
I run XTR dual controls (975) on my Rush, I love them. Before that I used the XT dual controls (775).
My 29er has the M770 triggers. I like that you can adjust the position of the shifters left to right with respect to the clamp.
The shift action feels solid, and I actually have used the 2-way release.

I'd prefer the full position adjustability of the X0 or XTR triggers but if I switched it would be for another set of XTR DC's.

Oh and if it matters I use my XT triggers with the XTR shadow rear der.
Yeah I should have asked about the rear deraileur combination as well. I tell you I am soo lost it isn't funny.

Just to let everyone know what my situation is here is a little detail:
I am stationed overseas and will be buying these from the US of course (online). I will have my LBS assemble my bike, who the owner is of course a good friend of mine. Now this isn't a good thing as he keeps telling me "oh no, that's no good" and he automatically tries to sell me something from his shop. Now I wouldn't mind buying my components from him it's just that the prices here are ridiculous and the dollar is doing bad compared to the euro. If I buy my components from him I will end up paying about 3 times the cost and will exceed my budget (well I actually don't have a budget but anyway). With the extra money I could buy alot of other goodies which I will need. Just to give you an example when I told him I was looking at getting a prophet he told me "there's no representative here for those. Why don't you come to the shop and have a look at some of the Specialized we have?". Now I have nothing against Specialized but I wanted a Prophet Damn It! and I wasn't going to spend 2,500 euro on a bike I didn't want. This is what is pissing me off and confusing me at the same time.

So help me out guys!!!!
 

·
fella
Joined
·
272 Posts
XT 8-speed RapidFire triggers here. Work great.
I had SRAM X.0 twisties before, but I much prefer 8-speed on the back.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
554 Posts
brows141, perhaps you don't know this but as you're going to order stuff online Chain Reaction Cycles in the UK has excellent prices on Shimano stuff. Last time I checked they were considerable lower than in the US.

Oh, and there's a savings coupon in the Deals forum if you're interested.

And I'm not related to them in anyway, just trying to help.
 

·
LA CHÈVRE
Joined
·
9,429 Posts
X.0 Grip Shifts and rear derailleur on my Scalpel (front trim, faster shifts, lighter) and XT Dual-Controls on the Prophet with a XTR inversed rear derailleur... I have old SRAM Plasma Grip Shifts on my F1000 combined with an old XTR inversed derailleur (with the integrated pulley for the cable) so I really need to think which way to twist as both bikes shift in different directions... I think next bike/transmission will be the XX triggers. I get used to anything really.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
554 Posts
Dan Gerous said:
X.0 Grip Shifts and rear derailleur on my Scalpel (front trim, faster shifts, lighter) and XT Dual-Controls on the Prophet with a XTR inversed rear derailleur... I have old SRAM Plasma Grip Shifts on my F1000 combined with an old XTR inversed derailleur (with the integrated pulley for the cable) so I really need to think which way to twist as both bikes shift in different directions... I think next bike/transmission will be the XX triggers. I get used to anything really.
Dan, you should get rid of those Plasmas... and sell them to me :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
553 Posts
I ride a complete 2008 XT drivetrain. I love it, but then I haven't had a chance to really use any SRAM stuff. I'm sure I'd like x-9 or equivalent stuff just as much.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
229 Posts
sram x9 triggers, love them sooo much, rear, x9 derrailer, great precions , but hate how dirty the pulleys get,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
132 Posts
jiar577 said:
brows141, perhaps you don't know this but as you're going to order stuff online Chain Reaction Cycles in the UK has excellent prices on Shimano stuff. Last time I checked they were considerable lower than in the US.

Oh, and there's a savings coupon in the Deals forum if you're interested.

And I'm not related to them in anyway, just trying to help.
I agree - Chain reaction is pretty good value.

I wnet looking for the savings coupon but could not find it - can you point me in the right direction??

Thanks
 

·
Weekend Warrior
Joined
·
146 Posts
Had X9 with an X9 rdr, and everything was toasty and warm.

Now running XT shifters with a shadow, and again, happy as can be.

Both seem incredibly reliable.
 

·
Scalpel Fan
Joined
·
606 Posts
I have X7 shifters w/ X9 RDs on both bikes. Honestly, I should have sprung for the X9s when I built my 29er, though. The levers are plastic on the X7 and I do notice them flex. I think I'd also give grip shifts a try given the chance to build again (especially on the FD). For the price, though, the X7s are fine. Basically, you get what you pay for.
 

·
Can't stop the Prophet
Joined
·
237 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Ok so I have been reading all the responses and there are some interesting setups going on here. Call me lucky but yesterday I was presented with an offer to good to pass up. I was offered a set of new 2009 XTR shiters (F&R) for $150USD. I think the price is right and within my "budget". I have semi commited to buying these, what do you guys think??



Oh and by the way, thanks for your responses and let me know about the XTR's!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
122 Posts
I allways wanted X0 transmission and now I have it on my moto 1. They're superb. Crispy feeling and beatiful looks. My jekyll had xtr older 960 derailluer and newer 970 shifters. They work also nicely but I never used to loose shifting performance because of lighter spring tension. I like sram "klik" performance better. My perp has x5 derailluer and shifter and I they work just fine. System six has 105 but maube someday sram reds..Lots of cash:rolleyes:
 

·
fella
Joined
·
272 Posts
brows141 said:
I was offered a set of new 2009 XTR shiters (F&R) for $150USD. I think the price is right and within my "budget". I have semi commited to buying these, what do you guys think??
Definitely go for it.
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top