SRAM Rocket or Shimano 2003 XT shifters, which one???

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by Cubeman

I'm looking for light but durable shifters for my new bike.
I'm looking at the old Shimano XT rapidfire shifters and the SRAM Rocket twisters.
Looking at the materials used I'd say the Shimano are more durable, but also a bit heavy perhaps.
Is there anyone who is using the SRAM Rocket twisters who can tell me more about them???

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by grover

both work faultlessly and there are no durability problems with the rocket's (not much brakes on gripshift). if you can handle using gripshift get the rockets, if you can't get xtr.

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by mendy

I change my xt for the sram impluse, it works great, and let more place

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by yoko

I 've been using the Rockets for more than a year now and no issue whatsoever. I do clean & lube it whenever i feel like and it will shift like new again.

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by alain

I changed my XTR (952) for the Rocket 2 years ago. No problem at all, lighter and much cheaper. Go for it.

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by Smahatma

Why not the old style XTR rapidfire in that case? 4 bearings vs 2 in the xt

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