The X9 line-up features the same robust qualities and technologies as the X.0 system. If you are looking for greatness in a refined high-performance package then look no further, choose X9!
Matchmaker Compatible: Avid Matchmaker compatibility takes your cockpit to a new level of personal customization while losing grams and clutter. Simply mount your triggers and brake levers using one shared clamp with matchmaker hardware. Using a Rockshox Pushloc you can mount that too.
Actuation:1:1 Actuation is simply superior. The very nature of its design makes it this way. For every 1 unit of cable pulled or released, the derailleur moves the same amount. From the mud infested Cross-Country of the Sea Otter Classic, to the rocks and roots of a Fort William World Cup Downhill the 1:1 actuation stays precise and fluid. 1:1 actuation precision is why you find SRAM on the elite bikes from cross-country flyers to full gravity bombers. 1:1 - Setting the shifting standard!
Zero Loss Travel defines the degrees of "lost" travel before the cable engages the shifting pawl. The shifting pawl is always engaged with Zero Loss Travel so the moment you push is the moment the shift starts. It is one important characteristic that makes our X.0 and X.9 triggers so impressive. With zero degrees of "lost travel", 1:1 actuation ratio, and SRAM's constant distance geometry, the distinction in our shift is like no other. Quick and calculated. Fast and precise.
Direct Route Technology: We've been singing the praises of this technology for years. Cut out the middleman, go direct, and speak to the actuation mechanism itself. Direct route technology is light, responsive, precise and impervious to cable housing damage. We have simply reduced the friction by routing the cable directly to the actuation mechanism and less effort means you save the extra push for your ride.
Never had a problem with a front derailleur but was upgrading the rear from shimano to the X9 and wanted to keep the shifters consistent on both sides. Works great like you would expect.
Picked one up (on sale) to go along with my SRAM X9 drivetrain for my carbon Sette budget bike build. Very good quality, light and looks awesome (as far as derailleurs goes). I've had the other leading brand for over 15 years but everyone was telling me to go with SRAM and I'm glad I did. Great price from PP and fast shipping too.
How often do you change out your front derailer? I mean REALLY? Seriously? How often do you? If you're going to buy a front derailed, who needs X-7 or X-0 when you can have an X-9 for a price that's a STEAL! And at a price point price? That's grand theft steal! Can't beat it man. GREAT derailed! RELIABLE! Never fails, light, durable, and at a price point price, it's giving it to you man. Deduct the years you'll have it over the price? Like I said, you're walking out of the store with it without paying. That's what it'll feel like! I'm up to 5 years with mine. Do that math! GET IT, well worth the little dough you're going to fork out for it. Trust me. I'm cheap. I know good quality for low bucks!