Sram Grip Shift vs Triggers vs Shimano Rapidfire Plus Shifters. In Depth Comparison.

Sram Grip Shift vs Triggers vs Shimano Rapidfire Plus Shifters. In Depth Comparison.

How do they shift gears? What about comfort and ergonomics?
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  1. Ameen muhammed on June 25, 2019 at 6:58 pm


  2. tanakorn111 on June 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    I just bought some sram x9 now I’m thinking I should’ve got shimano shifters

  3. 95thRiflesOCI on June 25, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I have always found SRAM products obsolete even when they are just released. The technology is not on par with other competitors and continues to fall further behind as SRAM just continues to buy sub companies to add to their lineup while not improving and innovating anything at all.

  4. BMJ2008 on June 25, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    LOL You need to work on your trigger finger bud. I and most people go through their whole gear cassette (1-10) with single clicks in less time than you messed with 2 at a time.

  5. Santos Marquez on June 25, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Great video & great effort!

  6. DerMax_HD on June 25, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Actually you have to push the sram button only 10 times to shift thought the whole 11 speed cassette!

  7. Romie John Bañares on June 25, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    can i use shimano xtr shifter to sram nx setup? Please reply.THANKS.

  8. RJ PC on June 25, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    shimano ♡

  9. evelasq1 on June 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Grip shift is the best for me.

  10. Prog47 on June 25, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I think it’s better to put the grip shifter on the left side. That’s what I’ll do since I mainly brake with the right

  11. Jude Pontanal on June 25, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    the only thing i hate on grip shifts is that they are rubber and breaks down over time

  12. Raf Tielens on June 25, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Sram twister shifter for me. Never had accidental shifts or any break-downs in 15 years. It’s a mather of preference, but I don’t understand why so many people dislike it. Maybe they didn’t gave it enough time to get used to. Or really had some bad luck.
    Bike manufacturers should give some more shifting options IMO. Maybe use a bike configurator instead of fixed bike models.

  13. Dzoni Bravo on June 25, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I used to have gripshift. Main problem i had is wrist pain and skin burn on my palm. You don’t have that problem with triggers.

  14. rivadeneiraluis on June 25, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Using Shimano trigger shifters since 1995, tried gripshift too, but never felt it was as crisp as triggers, in my opinion… always try to use the higher group you can (XT or Saint are excellent options).

  15. madrx2 on June 25, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I have the xx1 eagle shifter, It always rubs on my hands when descending, so Iv’e had to push it quite far away from my grips.

  16. Zac Wong on June 25, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    1:39 thats what she said

  17. Alisson C on June 25, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Awesome video !!

  18. Douglas Milk on June 25, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Otimo video!!!!

  19. jim dandy on June 25, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    I just called Canyon about the Exceed team bike with 12 speed XX-1 and asked about the grip shift and size M wont be available until fall

  20. SickBiker on June 25, 2019 at 7:23 pm

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  21. Krishna Palakonda on June 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Iam buying the Shimano bicycle

  22. o_O on June 25, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    5:00 You can just brake with the other hand while changing gears with twist/grips.

  23. Quique Castañeda on June 25, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    First of all, Thank You Very Much for your videos, they are helping me a lot

    I have a question, i hope someone could answer it: is sram sxx1 cassette, rear derailleur and grip shift compatible with Shimano xtr 3×11 crankset, front derailleur and shifter?

    I’ve chosen those because i think is the best lightweight groupset i can get for my budget and I certainly want a 3×11, and if there is any other suggestion, i would be glad to hear it

    Thank you very much

  24. Kevin Hullinger on June 25, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I have rapid fire shifters on my trail bike and grip shifters on my old 98 cannondale f700 I purchased new (tells my age) I converted to a Hybrid for cruising. I like them both never any issues. I probably would prefer trigger shifters for single track or mountain biking.

  25. Allen Janes on June 25, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Can I use a rapid fire shifter in place of a SRAM shifter?

  26. Brad Adamski on June 25, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    That hat looks freaking ridiculous. Either get a new hat or put some bend in it, "gangsta"

  27. Tailslol on June 25, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    am i the only one who prefer the old school mountain lever shifter?
    heh i remember 95s bikes they had thumb levers shiftier and Cantilevers brakes.
    even on the cheapest mountain bike…
    wait was the bikes of this time better than actual bikes…?

  28. Gert Dalemans on June 25, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    when using a gripshifter your wrist makes un natural movements.This also isn’t ergonomic at all.

  29. Michael Schmidt on June 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    GripShift since the release of X-800 (X-ray version)

  30. Revolution Audio on June 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Gripshift vs Trigger is the same as Mac vs PC.

    Fewer people use Gripshift, while the masses use Trigger.

    Exactly like how most people have PC, but those who are truly wise use a Mac.

  31. Chester Lucas on June 25, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    shimano user, its good all the way since I bought my first mtb back in 1995

  32. Вячеслав Тронов on June 25, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Questo sistema e molto bruta. Shifter bad

  33. Vitus Römersberger on June 25, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    How wide is the cassette

  34. Technical Debabrata Ghosh on June 25, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Brother great Video

  35. Diego Mendez Lopez on June 25, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    At 15:29 the chain goes beyond the 11 gear, does it mean the shifter needs some service? can it be that it goes until the 12 gear?

  36. Felix on June 25, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Good comparison!

  37. FranBunnyFFXII on June 25, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Canyon makes a bike with twist shifters? What bike is that?

  38. T Mayberry on June 25, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Another disadvantage of the twist shift is you forget which way to shift. With trigger it’s up and down with twist it’s forward and backward. ( Example forward goes down the cassette and backward goes up the cassette ) I could be wrong. Secondly it takes up more space handlebars. Which means you will need handlebars that are a lot wider

  39. Schrader on June 25, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    7:23 until you do it too hard and your grip shift turns way past the end, messing up the whole indexing in the progress.
    Never again will I use grip shifters. They are for children.

  40. dakotaslim on June 25, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Had Gripshift late 90’s into the early 2000s and loved them. Since then I’ve been on various triggers and I’ve never liked them as much. Looking at a Ripley build and I think I’m going back to Grips! PS Don’t remember ever accidentally shifting, but I have a really light grip when I ride.

  41. Danyel Selva on June 25, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    If you didn’t repeat some concepts almost 20 times each this video would have been 4 minutes shorter

  42. Brian V M on June 25, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I Ride SHIMANO.

  43. Juan Rodriguez on June 25, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    The SRAM X9, Attack and MRX PRO Twist Shifters are compatible with Shimano derailleur. I was introduce to SRAM Twist Shifters in 1998 with a set of SRAM MRX PRO 200-10. The shifting is easy and precise. After 20 years I still have that bike and the SRAM MRX PRO 200-10 have not require any service or adjustments and still shift like the first day. just purchase a new 2018 mountain bike with Shimano Rapid Fire trigger shift and I hate that hurt my thumbs. will be changing those for SRAM Grip Shifters.

  44. Ethan Rowcliffe on June 25, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    I hate twist shifters, will never use them again

  45. Simply Cubing on June 25, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I like the background music

  46. schlooonginator on June 25, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Just got a new bike with SRAM EAgle coming from XTR 3x 10.
    Shifting wise I actually prefer the XTR, its much faster up shifting which surprised me considering how new Eagle is. I think its because XTR literally pushes the cable out rather than just lets go of the cable, relying on the rear derailleur spring to take it up.

  47. biophiliac9 on June 25, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Why would you want to use the index finger anyway? Shouldn’t that busy on your brake lever?

  48. Forever Computing on June 25, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I was shifting my Shimano Tourney 1 at a time until I found I found change up 3 gears. Right down to 2nd. That required always a 1.

  49. Ross Kline on June 25, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Very detailed. Thanks!

  50. gmax876 on June 25, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Excellent presentation! Thank you!