SRAM X.0 trigger shifters review

Great feeling, durable, but pricey cog-changers

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £174.99 RRP
SRAM X.0 trigger shifters

Our review

The fastest muck-proof shifts around, if you can afford them
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These pimp shifters also deliver the crispest, longest-lived action around – at a price.

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SRAM reversed the normal cable ratchet internals to create ‘Zero Loss’ shifting, and its metallic machine-gun action is still the sharpest-feeling shift around. The front shift uses a cunning cam to equalize lever movement between the two rings for rapid middle to big ring jumps. It’ll work with any front mech (handy, because there’s no matching X.0 option).

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It hasn’t got the two-way release of the new XTR, but you can adjust the position of the pull lever to tune sweep. The whole pod can be shifted sideways to fi t neatly with most brakes, although combined ‘Matchmaker’ clamps are recommended for Formula brakes (available for Avids, too). All-metal internals, easy access via the completely removable carbon fibre top and the 1:1 ESP cable pull mean our original X.0s are still going strong, which makes the initial expense slightly less obscene. The X.0 shifters are available singly for £47.99, or as a pair for £174.99.

Product Specifications

Product

Name X.0 Trigger Shifter
Brand SRAM

2-Way Release No
Compatibility Works with any front mech
Optical Gear Display No
Weight (g) 226
Available Colours Black/Silver
Bike Use Mountain Racing
Material Alloy Carbon Fibre
Shifter Type SRAM Trigger Shifter
Cassette Compatibility SRAM and Shimano