SRAM X9 Trigger shifters review

Questionable value at this price

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £96.00 RRP | USD $33.74
SRAM X9 Trigger shifters

Our review

Positive, reliable and dirty cable-tolerant, but very expensive compared to Shimano
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Like XT, X9 marks a real leap in shifting quality for SRAM triggers but, at the same price as XTR, it’s not great value. Actual performance is impressive, with Zero Loss Travel internals for minimal trigger movement before each shift. 

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A cam in the front shifter means the same lever throw between chainring changes, rather than the usual lopsided lurch. A plastic top cap allows easy cleaning and the clamp’s two mount holes provide pod position options. It handles filthy cables better than Shimano too.

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You can only release one gear at a time from the single direction front trigger and it’s not as crisp as XTR or X.0. It doesn’t quite fit flush with all brakes either, although Avid and Formula do brake and pod combo clamp upgrades.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, X.9 Trigger Shifters
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, SRAM

Compatibility Compatibility, 2, 0, Compatibility, SRAM 1:1 rear derailleurs
Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 240
Material Material, 2, 0, Material, Alloy
No of Gear Speeds No of Gear Speeds, 2, 0, No of Gear Speeds, 9
Cassette Compatibility Cassette Compatibility, 2, 0, Cassette Compatibility, SRAM and Shimano