Found on BikeRumor.com
We thought we’d never see the day. SRAM has (un)officially brought back the twist shifters, and man, they couldn’t have picked a better platform to do it on.
Jaroslav Kulhavy’s World Cup winning Specialized Epic 29er was not only the first full suspension 29er to win a WC XC race, it brings back GripShift in a big way. Details are scant -nonexistent, really- but the pictures say enough.
SRAM has invited us over to France for a little point-to-point riding in October with the teaser that we’ll be riding something totally new. Guesses are, this is at least part of it. The pics are a bit too small to see if anything else is new, but, you know, XX has been unchanged since its launch…
Weight weenies have been spotted using these third party twisters, and we’ve got a set of them in on testing, but it looks like you’ll soon be able to get the real deal.