- Gripshift and Shimano 10 speed compatibility?
Because they’re lighter, more tolerant of gritty cables, easier to do multiple shifts, easier to shift without changing grip etc etc. It’s not really as straight forward as one being better, GS has a good following and a number of benefits.
On the OP I’d not be too sure to be honest, the 10 speed Grip Shift are indexed, unlike the old ones which had 8 clicks for the 3 positions the new ones just have 2.
If you can use a SRAM 2×10 trigger with a Shimano front mech then yes it will work, but I’m not convinced it will be perfect.Posted 6 years ago
You’re both wrong, it’s so I can run a dropper post remote under the bars where the LH trigger shifter would be. I’m running 2×10 on a more winch and plumet bike, so front shifting performance is not really an issue as I’m in the bigger ring 90% of the time.
Decent access to the the dropper remote however, is more of a concern.
Anyway, because Shimano 9-speed LH shifters work with shimano 10 speed front mechs, and SRAM and Shimano 9-speed were always compatible in terms of front mechs, I assume a 9-speed LH gripshifter would work too? Not looking to buy the new 10-speed specific SRAM stuff as I suspect it won’t be compatible.Posted 6 years ago
As you said in your OP, I was just suggesting some of the reasons folk may run Grip Shift.
Bear in mind that if you run a full width grip (or near) you will actually lose bar space with Grip Shift, you can’t run your brake levers nearly as far outboard – should be fine if you’re a 1-finger braker?
But yes, you should be fine using a 9 speed GS shifter, certainly I used one with a 10 speed road double mech and it was fine – marginally shorter throw than an MTB one, but not an issue.Posted 6 years ago
Nobu is a reputable seller on ebay who has 10 speed gripshift for Shimano if you decide you would like both front and rear gripshifters. Otherwise, run any 9 or 10 speed left gripshift and a trigger on the right. There is also a guy in Germany who modifies nicer looking 9 speed SRAM gripshifters to accept 10 speed Shimano mechs but I can’t find his contact details.
Hope this helps a littlePosted 6 years ago
Haven’t really thought about running the right Gripshift tbh – it’s mainly Enduro I’m thinking of and it’s interesting that Brian Lopes for example downgrades to SLX shifters as he finds himself prone to accidental double shifts on the multirelease XT and XTR ones.
Just wondering if gripshift might be a good idea in terms of maintain proper grip on the bars while shifting.Posted 6 years ago
That said I don’t know how you can have trouble misshifting with xtr either like Mr lopes
If you’re shredding the gnar big time 😉 it’s perfectly possible to press the shifter all the way and drop two gears instead of one… SLX doesn’t have multi-release so you can only ever shift one gear.Posted 6 years ago
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