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Grip shift vs rapid fire

post #1 of 94
Thread Starter 
My grip shift has fallen apart off my iron horse g-out. Sholud i replace it with new gripshift or rapid fire?

I have tried my friends rapid fire and it felt a lot better than gripshift and my gripshift used to change gears sometimes, are all grip shift like that or did i get a crap one?
post #2 of 94
is there an echo in here?
post #3 of 94
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Well.......Um........thanks for posting...
post #4 of 94
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Woo hoo. its going off in here!
post #5 of 94

Re: Grip shift vs rapid fire

Quote:
Originally posted by jggraham
My grip shift has fallen apart off my iron horse g-out. Sholud i replace it with new gripshift or rapid fire?

I have tried my friends rapid fire and it felt a lot better than gripshift and my gripshift used to change gears sometimes, are all grip shift like that or did i get a crap one?
You appeared to answer your own question there.

Like rapid fire better? Go with rapid fire. Want something different? Go with rapid fire. I use it.
post #6 of 94
Thread Starter 
thanks for the advice but i have heard from a few mates that grip shift is really good so i am still a little undescided
post #7 of 94
Quote:
Originally posted by jggraham
Well.......Um........thanks for posting...
Don't post the same question in more than one forum.

http://www.cyclingforums.com/t24544.html
post #8 of 94
I have the earlier versions of shimano decore XT rapid fire, and it kills my thumb when shifting a lot. My thumb gets so painful that I reach over and shift with my left hand frequently. I haven't heard of others with this problem though, so it might just be me.
--Bob
post #9 of 94
can anyone describe which one is rapid fire?

i know what the grip shift ones are and i know of two more types, but don't know what they're called.

i have the older type were it's just a lever on either side of the bars (on top), the one on the left is 1-3 (on mine) and the one on the right is 1-7. and you just select the numebr.

the other ones i'm aware of is the one where there are two levers. one of them gets the gears up and the other drops them. so to get from gear 1 to seven you have to press it seven times.

please help me!
post #10 of 94
Quote:
Originally posted by rudeboymcc


the other ones i'm aware of is the one where there are two levers. one of them gets the gears up and the other drops them. so to get from gear 1 to seven you have to press it seven times.

please help me!
These are rapid fire.

http://bike.shimano.com/mtb/DeoreXT/...number=SL-M750
post #11 of 94
Thread Starter 
Sorry bout posting twice i thought that my other one dissapeared
post #12 of 94
there is a reason they call it Grip$hit!! One more vote for rapid fire! Really, it is just preferance.
post #13 of 94
Shimano has it locked up!
SRAM, oh ya, they make that ****ty fork line- Rockshot

One has a company with 4 enginers to every 1 employee...

Oh what to do?

Shimano-
post #14 of 94
I`d say rapid fire. Tried both. Fits me.
post #15 of 94
rapid fire
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