Bought these shifters as spares because have been so happy with their performance over the past 5 years. So bought spares before they are superseded and no longer avaliable. The rubber grip is longer lasting on the X9 more than the X7 and also a much lighter shift in conjunction with the X9 rear mech. The only draw back with any grip shift is they are difficult to shift when wet. Something you get used to and adjust for. Paired with ergon GP1 grip shift grips they make a great gear set up. You can even shift while riding out of the saddle, something you cant do with rapid fire. Highly recommended
Positive shifting, with excellent comfy grips and super tough. They are simple to install and set up, look fantastic and function brilliantly. These were the final parts of my most recent build project - great value and finished the job perfectly.
Wow, what an improvement over their absolute sh**e shifters, had x7 and x9 both replaced twice on front and rear and still stick!! But these no problems as yet, got to put them through winter but great so far. Take some getting used to but should last ages even in a crash!
Third set of SRAM X9 twist shifters I've now bought for various bikes - absolutely flawless shifting, super-lightweight and ultra reliable. Why anyone would choose trigger shifters over these is beyond me.
better than I remembered twist shifters, changed from rapidfire due to a thumb injury and will now swap my other bikes too.
Really fast changing and positive shifts, really impressed.
This is my first set of twist shifters having always used Shimano in the past. I love them and would never go back to standard shifters. I can get instant access to the whole cassette with precise multiple shifts and always know which gear I'm in due to the clear dials. They get criticised by some riders for shifting by mistake but I've never had that. 5 stars!!.
A really good piece of kit works really well .They speak for them selfs at a god price as well