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 Post subject: 8 speed grip shift
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Anyone got srt800 or similar?

Thinking of combining with XT drivetrain.

New to these but fancy giving it a go.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:05 pm 
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Sadly nothing here, but I would recommend Sachs Wavey/Power grip shifters as well - they're available as 8 speed and have a much more positive click in my opinion. I've used them on 3 bikes with Shimano mechs and they have worked perfectly.

SRT800's look cool but the plastic tends to age and crack.

Some of the Sachs are currently for sale on Ebay and I'm sure that one or two sellers may have some on here ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:11 pm 
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Thanks for the advice.

I've found some srt600 - new old stock. I guess 20 year old clear plastic is probably a bad idea!

I'll check out your recommendation too.


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 Post subject: Re: 8 speed grip shift
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:55 am 
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Sachs Wavey are far better than any Gripshit. The best model being with the left hand shifter having multiple clicks to adjust the front mech incrementally


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:24 am 
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I'll go on the hunt! I've just found some cheap SRT600 to try out too.

If I don't get on with them I'll upgrade my wife bike from the cheapy versions she has.


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 Post subject: Re: 8 speed grip shift
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:04 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Sachs Wavey are far better than any Gripshit. The best model being with the left hand shifter having multiple clicks to adjust the front mech incrementally

Gripshift had that too. They did two styles.

The Sachs shifter had the advantage of springs to assist you and they are a really nice shifter (or rebranded SRAM version)

The 9sp Attack half pipe (3/4 pipe?) I'm using on my commuter is a wonderful shifter for commuting.


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 Post subject: Re: 8 speed grip shift
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:11 pm 
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I have some NOS SRT600 I am prepared to part with if interested?


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 Post subject: Re: 8 speed grip shift
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:23 pm 
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TheBear1978 wrote:
I have some NOS SRT600 I am prepared to part with if interested?


Still available if interested


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:37 pm 
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I'm sure I have some spare sachs's wavey shifters stashed somewhere if needed


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 Post subject: Re: 8 speed grip shift
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:47 pm 
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Got these gen 2 Xrays for £35

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