Jump to content

sram eagle gripshift(is it "in" or just a waste?)


Arnostokes
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 36
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Absolutely love my grip shift running a gx for the last view years and waiting for a xx1 to arrive later this week,  Cant wait to feel the difference. I feel the grip shift was a bit tricky in the beginning, had some accidental shifts but now it does not happen anymore. Grip shift really just feels so much faster and responsive especially when skipping a wide range of gears. It also allows for those difficult shifts running to fast into a switchback and having a sharp climb in the other side.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Always have and hopefully, always will be riding Gripshift. It basically comes down to what you are used to. All my previous bike have it. Still have some 8 and 7 speed gripshifters in the parts bin. People who diss it, is just not used to it. 

 

IMO, Gripshift is supperior in a few ways. Bit lighter and less moving parts to break. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Such a personal choice, I'm a fan, always have been. Although currently I'm running XT 12spd and I've always like Shimano's trigger shifters, especially with the double action. A bit tempted to try out the gripshift for a bit though. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My eldest daughter has grip shift on her bike, and the younger one has a trigger. Young one asked if she can swap bike as she prefers the grip shift.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Danger Dassie said:

Such a personal choice, I'm a fan, always have been. Although currently I'm running XT 12spd and I've always like Shimano's trigger shifters, especially with the double action. A bit tempted to try out the gripshift for a bit though. 

Psssst ... Shimano 12 Speed Derailleur works with a SRAM gripshift - Same indexing.

I'm an old Grip shift advocate, been using them for 15 Years now, but don't mind triggers. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Frosty said:

My eldest daughter has grip shift on her bike, and the younger one has a trigger. Young one asked if she can swap bike as she prefers the grip shift.

Really did not expect this comment.

 

 

I have yet to see a grip shift on a kids bike that works properly after a few months .... it seems to "tighten up" ....

 

 

Swopped many of these out with entry level trigger shifters.  Each of these riders enjoyed the trigger shifter.

 

 

 

This thread has me wondering about the feel and long term use of a proper grip shift ....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, ChrisF said:

Really did not expect this comment.

 

 

I have yet to see a grip shift on a kids bike that works properly after a few months .... it seems to "tighten up" ....

 

 

Swopped many of these out with entry level trigger shifters.  Each of these riders enjoyed the trigger shifter.

 

 

 

This thread has me wondering about the feel and long term use of a proper grip shift ....

Same here. I replaced my son's RevoShift with a R120 Shimano trigger shifter and he is over the moon. I cleaned, lubed, replaced the sleeve and cable but nothing made that grip shifter easy to use for my sons small hands. Just for clarity I am referring to a Shimano 7Spd RevoShift.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, ChrisF said:

Really did not expect this comment.

 

 

I have yet to see a grip shift on a kids bike that works properly after a few months .... it seems to "tighten up" ....

 

 

Swopped many of these out with entry level trigger shifters.  Each of these riders enjoyed the trigger shifter.

 

 

 

This thread has me wondering about the feel and long term use of a proper grip shift ....

 

 

when people swap out the gripshift on a kids bike they also fit better cables and housing than what came fitted to the bike. Its this that makes the shifting easier. A trigger shifter doesn't have a short enough throw to be god for a kids hands and thumbs. I'd never fit a trigger on a kids bike. Their joints are still soft and the heavier action of the trigger isn't good for those joints

Link to comment
Share on other sites

30 minutes ago, DieselnDust said:

 

 

when people swap out the gripshift on a kids bike they also fit better cables and housing than what came fitted to the bike. Its this that makes the shifting easier. A trigger shifter doesn't have a short enough throw to be god for a kids hands and thumbs. I'd never fit a trigger on a kids bike. Their joints are still soft and the heavier action of the trigger isn't good for those joints

My son could not shift up with the RevoShift at all, even with new Jagwire cables and sleeves fitted. With the trigger shift he is very happy. 

I said I fitted a Shimano trigger shifter before, I meant a Sunrace. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, ChrisF said:

Really did not expect this comment.

I have yet to see a grip shift on a kids bike that works properly after a few months .... it seems to "tighten up" ....

Swopped many of these out with entry level trigger shifters.  Each of these riders enjoyed the trigger shifter.

This thread has me wondering about the feel and long term use of a proper grip shift ....

Three years of riding in the complex, and shifting is still good. The grips though need replacing, and being shorter than standard length makes it difficult to find.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 9/14/2021 at 4:54 PM, Skott5 said:

Psssst ... Shimano 12 Speed Derailleur works with a SRAM gripshift - Same indexing.

I'm an old Grip shift advocate, been using them for 15 Years now, but don't mind triggers. 

Yip, hence my temptation 😉

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

My Profile My Forum Content My Followed Content Forum Settings Ad Messages My Ads My Favourites My Saved Alerts My Pay Deals Settings Help Logout