Last post before I pop off for dinner, here’s the XX shifter.
Designed from the ground up just like the rest of the groupset but influenced by what Sram have learnt from previous projects such as the road groupsets and XO
Posted on: May 26, 2009
CaptainFlashheart said on May 26, 2009
Need. Want. Etc.
AdamT said on May 26, 2009
Doh…I only just got it. XX as in roman numerals for 20, as in 2×10! I’m tired OK?
mcbazza said on May 26, 2009
That looks very close to an X0. Only thing that looks different is the ‘up’ lever. What is that? Carbon? Or, some ABS plastic? Hope it’s stronger than he ally one on the X0. Snapped mine, and cost me £35 just for a replacement lever!! :-0
And, am I right in thinking that you still need to remove the top cover to replace the cable? Which, is difficult to do when you have a brake in the way. Which is how I snapped my Avid Matchmaker when replacing the rear cable on my X0 equipped Stumpy FSR.
I love my SRAM kit, amazing shifting, but, their marketing dept need to grow some balls and give the Matchmakers in the X0/XX kit. And, make them beefier while they are at it.
Dave said on May 26, 2009
Have you thought of unbolting them from the matchmaker before changing cables?
Changing cables on XX is supposed to be an easier process than XO according to the tech guys.
nickc said on May 26, 2009
Meh, it’s a shifter…Struggling to be excited TBH
nicks said on May 26, 2009
Mark said on May 26, 2009
Thanks for that insight into your life their nickc. Dave! Have the rest of the trip off. Nickc doesn’t give a sh…. Although he was motivated enough to tell us how not very excited he was on the internet.
Dave said on May 27, 2009
more information in the new post, including prices…
D0NK said on May 27, 2009
Ooh neat, I like it (sadly it will be out of my price bracket)
sslowpace said on May 27, 2009
Looks like Mark has had a long day……
Looks very similar to the road double tap flatbar shifters.
stilltortoise said on May 27, 2009
is it just me or do all SRAM shifters look a bit naff?
mcbazza said on May 27, 2009
I did unbolt my X0 from the Matchmaker when changing the cable. It’s the only way.
Tightening it back up onto it is what made the Matchmaker snap. Wasn’t too impressed when that happened just before my ride. Thankfully, I’d kept the old brackets in my toolbox.
Tightening it back up too much perhaps?
gerardotfe said on May 27, 2009
what’s up whit grip ship dessapear…??? bad idea
sorry grip shift
Do you own a carbon mountain bike?
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