Sram shifters with shimano derailleurs
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Butters



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Sram shifters with shimano derailleurs Reply with quote

Will I have a problem using Sram X7 shifters with a XT front mech and a LX M571 rear mech? I can't find out for myself, as I'm waiting for gear casings to arrive before connecting them.
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bry5



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sram shifters and derailers use a 1:1 ratio where as Shimano use a 2:1 ratio. Or possibly the other way round

I don't think the Sram shifters will move the shimano derailers enough for them to work effectively, though I am happy to be corrected if anyone knows otherwise ????

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sram use 1:1 shifting for sure......but not sure if you can mix.

I have shimano on 2 of my bike but the Sram beats it hands down.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

front one should work though.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think there is one model of sram shifters that are shimano compatible, but not sure which model it is.
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tomlevell



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sram rocket work with shimano rear mechs.

Sram shifters work with shimano front mechs

Sram shifter do not work with shimano rear mechs unless they are rockets.

Sorry slightlydrunk.

Shimano is better IMO currenty.
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Butters



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for summing that up Tom. Guess shifters go on ebay, and I get some shimano shifters. No problemo.
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