SRAM Attack Trigger review£49.98

SRAM’s Attack triggers are basically their X7 shifters, re-rigged to work with Shimano gears

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SRAM’s Attack triggers are basically their X7 shifters, re-rigged to work with Shimano gears. The idea was great when Shimano Rapidfire was really hard to find for last generation groups, but it’s less necessary now.

Typically for SRAM you get a more positive/clunky push/push shift that’s easier to notice when the bike is bouncing all over the place. You also get the rotating ‘in-clamp’ gear indicator, rather than the horizontal scroller. You don’t get the extra dirty cable heave of ‘proper’ SRAM 1:1 shifting, though. 

It’s also a slower and more plasticky feeling shift than XT Rapidfire, which is only £5 more. You’d have to really like that clunkier click to bother switching from stock Shimano though.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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