I have to admit that I’ve long been a fan of Grip Shift. The combination of fast shifts, light weight, simplicity, user serviceability and remarkable low cost made them my preferred option for a long time. When I switched to 10 speed I had to run triggers since Sram didn’t have another option.
Fortunately World Champion Jaroslav Kulhavy is also a Grip Shift fan, and he ran a XX prototype at Worlds.
After that Sram circulated this press release.
2012 is Grip Shift’s 25th Anniversary, and my bet is we’ll see them at Sea Otter, and with any luck hacks like me can get our grubby paws on them sometime around June or July.