The SRAM X.9 Trigger shifter features EA (Exact Actuation) technology for quick and precise shifts. The essence of this system is that it uses a 1:1 ratio for cable pull/derailleur movement. The effect is easy setup, adjustment, and a system that is more tolerant of slight cable stretch and/or friction in the housing. Cable replacement is easy. Simply pop off the top cover, pull out the old cable, thread in the new one, and take off for a ride.
The X.9 Trigger Shifter is also compatible with MatchMaker, meaning you can mount them on one clamp along with your brake levers and X-Loc remote for your fork if you have it. The benefit is that your handlebars will be less cluttered and the Matchmaker-X system saves weight over multiple clamps.
|Shift Lever Type||Exact Actuation|
|Cassette Compatibility||10 Speed|
|Front Shifting||2x10 or 3x10|
|Optical Gear Display||No|
|Shift Cable||Stainless Steel|
|Warranty||2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty|
I came to the X9 groupset from running SLX. I was skeptical at first, especially when my local riding peeps told me SRAM was loud, imprecise and clunky. To be honest, they were all wrong. Even at the X7/X9 level, the SRAM components are wonderful! They're quick and precise even though occasionally loud. The 1 to 1 is wonderful.
X9 are amongst the top of the line products I think, they perform JUST as well as the higher end but do not have the price tag that will clear your account. They're light, but not the lightest, strong and get any job done with precision. It stated it was a grey set but received black instead, BONUS!!!