had some sachs early models bought from a trade show when they first came out and really liked them, worked wonderfully. then didnt sram buy up sachs and refine it but shimano continues to have the majority OEM market for shifters so most of use use Shimano shifters from day one. It shows their dmoiniance as to why these arent so widely used but, like apple, its nice to have an alternative.
Gripshift......a forgotten pleasure.
I've never seen a good quality gripshift - the only ones I've seen have been on kids' bikes and so cheap that they have worn out and stopped working properly.
then didnt sram buy up sachs and refine itI'd argue sram binned gripshift and rebranded the sachs design, new grips too obviously.
SRAM seem to be giving shimano a run for their money in OEM stakes nowadays. It's telling that sram all but dropped gripshift and, ahem, refined shimano's trigger shifter design. Did they do that because everyone was used to triggers or because they are the most ergonomic/practical design? It seems there's still a bit of a market for gripshift*, but the majority are happy with triggers.
*weightweenie shifter of choice iirc
horses for courses - its all about feel at the end of the day.
Which feel better to use to you? Pick one, go with it, happy days.
Used them back in t'day (JMC influence) but didn't get on with them. Triggers work fine for me.
I can see that being able to shift more than 2 gears at a time would be a real advantage with 1x10 or 1x11 systems - where I ride there are lots of short, sharp ups and downs and I've got the habit of dropping between big and little ring at the front.
The equivalent in a 1x setup must be to change about 4 gears at once. With triggers shifters that's a lot of clicks.
Anyone gone from 2x10 to 1x11 gripshift?
Useless fact of the day for scrap bin builds:-
A micro-index Sachs Wavy LH / front shifter indexes perfectly with a Shimano 9 speed cassette and rear mech (I've run one as a rh shifter on a 1x9).
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