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  • Another eagle shifter exploded! Is the XO1 any stronger?
  • Premier Icon james
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    Had my second GX eagle shifter fail on me after about a year and 8 months. I’m not a regular week in week out rider either

    riding up a sharp rise in a rough fireroad, go to shift down, felt a little stiff on reflection but I was mid shift and without time to think to back off, and the innards would appear to have exploded as it just clicks round and round now with little resistance and no shifting

    Is the stupidly priced xo1 eagle shifter any stronger internally or just as poor?
    I can’t carry on with this failure rate

    Premier Icon DickBarton
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    Have you taken the cable cover off to see what has failed?

    Premier Icon H1ghland3r
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    Without wishing to stir controversy, it’s highly likely that a 12spd SLX shifter will work with the GX mech..  Is that an option.? General opinion seems to be that shimano shifters and mechs tend not to fail as much as SRAM.

    #EDIT: XT or XTR should also work in you fancy something a bit blinger.

    Premier Icon plop-pants
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    Got an unused X01 12 speed shifter for sale. Swapped out for gripshift on my new bike. £65 posted. 😊

    Premier Icon james
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    The cable cover off doesn’t show any more than you can already feel. You’d need to remove the bottom frame but you’ve got to remove the big shift lever to do so and I’m not sure I want to go down the road of risking it all dropping to bits when it’s still in warranty?

    I’m tempted by Shimano throughout, I was under the impression you needed a Shimano mech and shifter together? Even then they won’t mate 100% to the sram cassette?

    Tempted by your unused one? (Though no warranty at that?)
    How quickly could you have it posted to me though?

    Premier Icon transition1
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    I am running an XTR shifter with XX1 rear derailleur no issues. Had an XX1 shifter which still works perfectly I just wanted to try a change

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    I was under the impression you needed a Shimano mech and shifter together? Even then they won’t mate 100% to the sram cassette?

    There are couple of threads on here about mating shimano shifters with sram mech/cassette. I’ve run an XTR shifter with X01 rear with no issues. If you were thinking of upgrading to Shimano 12 speed at some point, then it might be worth a go.

    Premier Icon plop_pants
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    Yes, no warramty I’m afraid.I can post it today James.

    Premier Icon transition1
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    Evans have XTR 12 speed shifter in stock £72 if your a British cycling member 10% off that price

    Premier Icon james
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    Plop pants ygm

    Premier Icon munrobiker
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    The insides of Sram shifters, even the expensive ones, are basically just plates of metal and cheap plastic put together in a very rudimentary fashion. They aren’t up to much – I’ve just killed a XX1 one.

    Shimano XT and above seem to be the most reliable – I’ve had Zees and SLXs fail and I think that’s because they use more plastic inside, while I’ve never had an XT or XTR one pack in.

    Premier Icon B@rney
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    Got a brand new XX1 in gold if you fancy?

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