I've always used gripshift but there are some things you need to know. They are a bit of a love hate thing (have a look at the Gripshift coolwall thread http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... shift+cool
- They are more prone to being affected by cables clogged with mud - one of those cog hog things usually fixes that or a powerspring in your rear mech
- the x-ray ones seem to be prone to cracking - I have had a few crack rendering them useless
- lower end ones (not the 800's) don't shift brilliantly, some had a plastic widget inside (like a pawl) which didn't engage very well or snapped. Later ones were metal.
on the plus side they're light, quite cheap second hand (as they're not cool *apparently*
) and from my point of view easier to use inthe cold (just twist your wrist no matter how cold your fingers are!) and you don't rap your knuckles on them like levers.
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