brownpants, good thought, GRIPSHIFT or TRIGGER shifters? opinions please....
1:1 actuation vs. 2:1 actuation (ie SRAM vs. Shimano)
MBUK liked gripshifters in the issue i bought for thier shifter review,but they said they can be a little bit slippy when wet and splattered with mud. But i think they said they're also pretty light and easy to hand,and you can trim the front mech to avoid chain rub.
Gripshift are superb for uncluttering the bar and they allow smooth changes on fast downhills without having to hang on with 3 fingers(one on lever one on shifter ).
The front shifter having the 9 clicks allows for 'perfect' chain line with no horrible cage rub .
I did have to stop and ask a marshall to change my front Gripshift at the Hit The North on about my 3rd lap but I was removing handfuls of mud all the time from the rear wheel and mech so my gloves were very slippy - that is not the norm !! And you can very occasionally get changes in gear on climbs if you are ham fisted .
Anyhow I think I'm buying up the worlds stock because all 4 bikes have X0 gripshift and ANOTHER new pair arrived yesterday - just in case
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