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Monday, February 20, 2012

New 10-speed grip shift News!

For all the guys and gals who rode grip shifts or still ride grip... Sram has finally listened to all the pundants our there who basically said, "No grip shift, No XX for me", has finished development for their new 10 speed grip shifts. Available April 2012 according to SRAM.

from SRAM press release:

February 20, 2012

New 10-Speed Grip Shift

UNRIVALED PERFORMNCE
The original SRAM Grip Shift burst onto the scene in 1990, when Greg Herbold used it to win the first-ever Downhill World Championship. As XC and DH racing grew in global popularity, elite racers grew to embrace Grip Shift. XC legends John Tomac, Ned Overend and Thomas Frischknecht swore by it. Downhill stars like Anne-Caroline Chausson joined Herbold in adding it to their arsenal.
Today, athletes are riding farther and harder than ever before, pushing the limits of component technology. It’s time for the next chapter in Grip Shift history. Designed for SRAM 2X10, the all-new Grip Shift has been reengineered from the inside out. And, in true form, its inaugural race was Jaroslav Kulhavy’s 2011 XC World Championship win. Simply put, it’s one of the most advanced shifters ever created.

UNRIVALED PRECISION
Precision-built, Grip Shift has been reengineered from the inside out, making it one of our most technically advanced shifters ever. Designed for no-holds-barred, high-performance racing, Grip Shift handles any conditions with ease. Grip Shift will be available in both the XX and X0 families, compatible with all SRAM 2X10 product families. 10-Speed XX and X0 Grip Shift will be available April 2012.
Stay tuned for more detailed information on the new SRAM Grip Shift soon.






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