SRAM Grip Shift Plasma

3 ratings (3 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating: Very Good
5 stars
4 stars
2
3 stars
2 stars
1
1 star
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Only if you have SRAM derailleurs

Jun 30, 2000
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:light, relatively inexpensive, works *great* with SRAM derailleurs

Cons:Doesn't work good with Shimano parts, some people don't like GripShift style shifting

The debate between RapidFire and GripShift is like the debate between shocks.. Everyone has their own opinion and no one wants to change theirs. Here are a couple of tips to remember before you go out and buy this shifter.

First of all, good luck finding it for $50.. Very unlikely.. Typical retail on this will be about $65 for the set (front and back shifters). SRAM says it is Shimano compatible, and technically, it is.. This thing will work with your Shimano derailleurs, but it will not work great. The shifting will be reasonable, but it won't be as nice as it would be if you were using Shimano RapidFire shifters. You can throw an Avid Rollamajig on there and that will improve the performance of a SRAM shifter/Shimano derailleur combination some.

This shifter works great with SRAM derailleurs however. The reason it doesn't work so well with Shimano is that it is designed to be used with SRAM front pull rear derailleurs.. GripShift is very good at handling that sharp bend in the cable that is found at behind Shimano derailleurs (FYI, that is why the rollamajig helps performance out.. it decreases the resistance on the cable as it goes through that bend).

SRAM shifters should be used with SRAM derailleurs.. This combo has its benefits.. It will be lighter then a comparable Shimano setup and it will cost less as well.. Compare these shifters at 185 grams to Shimano LX 9-speed RapidFire Pods at 240 grams.. That is a big difference. Keep your shifting system from the same company and you will be fine.


Recommend this product? Yes


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Original Sram Grip Shift Black Grips / Sram Shifter Grips

Original Sram Grip Shift Black Grips / Sram Shifter Grips

Sram Grip Shift Black Grips NOS Original Sram Shifter Grips 4 Long With Open Ended Design Durable Comfortable Grips Raised Grip Shift Logo Pattern Sra...
eBay

$9.95

+$4.75 shipping
Sram X01 11-speed Twist Shifter Black / Red Mountain Bike Grip Shift

Sram X01 11-speed Twist Shifter Black / Red Mountain Bike Grip Shift

SRAM X01 11-Speed Twist Shifter Black / Red Mountain Bike Grip Shift Click thumbnails to enlarge SRAM X01 Shifters, Flat Bar-Right Item Specifications...
eBay

$133.00

FREE Shipping
Sram Xx Grip Shift Shifter 2x10 Speed

Sram Xx Grip Shift Shifter 2x10 Speed

Product Description Sram XX Grip Shift Shifter 2x10 Speed This Item Is A SPECIAL REQUEST ITEM And Requires 2 to 3 Days Handling Click Thumbnails to En...
eBay

$309.00

FREE Shipping
SRAM Bicycle Parts & Accessories MRX 24 Speed Grip Shift Set 689596

SRAM Bicycle Parts & Accessories MRX 24 Speed Grip Shift Set 689596

Shop for Outdoors at The Home Depot. The SRAM MRX 24 Speed (3 x 8) Grip Shift Set is a great replacement or upgrade Grip Shifter for your bicycle. Thi...
Home Depot

$23.97

FREE Shipping
Sram Xx1 Grip Shift 11-speed Shifter

Sram Xx1 Grip Shift 11-speed Shifter

Product Description SRAM XX1 Grip Shift 11-Speed Shifter This Item Is A SPECIAL REQUEST ITEM And Requires 2 to 3 Days Handling Click Thumbnails to Enl...
eBay

$167.00

FREE Shipping
SRAM Red 22 11-Speed Shift/Brake Lever Set Parts   Shift/Brake Levers

SRAM Red 22 11-Speed Shift/Brake Lever Set Parts Shift/Brake Levers

SRAM Red 22 11-Speed Shift/Brake Lever Set. If you demand levers that can deliver compromising control, lightning fast shifts, and unparalleled comfor...
Bike Nashbar

$494.99

FREE Shipping
SRAM MRX 21 Speed (3 x 7) Grip Shift Set

SRAM MRX 21 Speed (3 x 7) Grip Shift Set

Model MRX 21 Speed Rear 7 Speed index Front 3 Speed index
Sears

$26.50

+$6.95 shipping
SRAM 700 Shift/Hydraulic Rim Brake 10-Speed

SRAM 700 Shift/Hydraulic Rim Brake 10-Speed

Otherwise identical to the excellent Rival hydraulic rim brake system, the SRAM S-700 Hydraulic Road Rim Brakes are paired with the S-700 levers that ...
Competitive Cyclist

$286.00

FREE Shipping
Sram X0 Grip Shift Twister Shifter Set 3 X 9 Speed Triple

Sram X0 Grip Shift Twister Shifter Set 3 X 9 Speed Triple

SRAM X0 Grip Shift Twister Shifter Set 3 x 9 Speed Triple The lightest and fastest shifting on the planet with an incredible race pedigree Superior 1:...
eBay

$93.99

FREE Shipping
SRAM X01 Grip Shifter Black, One Size

SRAM X01 Grip Shifter Black, One Size

SRAM built an empire by starting with its iconic Grip Shift. So, we breathed a collective sigh of relief when the component giant announced that it wa...
Backcountry.com

$129.00

FREE Shipping