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SRAM Relaunches Grip Shift

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The famous Grip Shift was the basis of SRAM as international player in the bicycle industry. This product is still often linked to SRAM. Although the market was small in the past years, Grip Shift has been in production ever since the first introduction.

SRAM Relaunches Grip Shift

The famous Grip Shift was the basis of SRAM as international player in the bicycle industry. This product is still often linked to SRAM. Although the market was small in the past years, Grip Shift has been in production ever since the first introduction.

Following market demand and much-needed product development, SRAM is now re-launching the XX and XO levels.

SRAM took the opportunity of this re-introduction to redefine the original Grip Shift with all new levels of performance and refinement. The XX Grip Shift will be available for 2×10 SRAM drive trains in early 2012. The new edition has several remarkable features. It has a complete interlocking shifter and grip system with clamp on design.

The full metal internal mechanism for XX level allows very precise shifting and durability while the three rows of ball bearings deliver smoothness, precision, reduced cable pull force, and durability in all conditions. The XX Grip Shift comes with a full Gore Ride On cable system.

This spring Grip Shift will be introduced to the US after-market only, in order to get consumer feedback.

Following the 2×10 philosophy and products for MY 2012, SRAM has focused its product development in the mountainbike category for MY 2013 on chain management and noise reduction. As a result SRAM introduces the Type 2 rear derailleur with Roller Bearing Clutch Technology on XX and XO levels.

The Type 2 allows the rider to adjust the torque depending of the course. Next to that the “Helping Hand” feature makes it possible to remove the rear wheel easily for chain installation and maintenance.

For X9 SRAM developed a new trigger shifter with ball bearings supporting the main pivot. It replaces the existing triggers and is available in 2×10 and 3×10 options.
 

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