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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:32 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:18 am
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Location: near cwmcarn
longer term, shimano lasts longer. I had 4 XO blackbox r.mechs before I gave up & went back to XTR. the parallelogram is so close to the main mounting bolt section, only takes a small knock & its game over. do the same with shimano, will create more play but they still work. (pretty rocky around here, rock impacts are a normal daily occurance, espically after recent heavy storms cutting up the trails)
my friends sram shifters lasted 3yrs before the inards exploded. I've got 7yr old never cleaned jalopy LX shifters still going strong (hell the shifter cable rusted & snapped but the shifters are fine.)

so yeh, just my experience, but I'm sticking with shimano. Dont doubt the sram Vs shimano thing will run & run... whats the smiley for "whaaaateveeeer" again? 8) :lol: :wink:

 Post subject: SRAM lovely SRAM
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:33 am 
Posh Mark
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Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
I run a 2006 X9 rear mech & 2006 X9 shifters on my Kona and I think that they are unrivalled when it comes to cost effective shifting. I picked mine up from Merlin Cycles (shifters and mech) for £59!

They (Merlin Cycles) are selling the X0 mech AND X0 shifters for £199. Expensive and I’m not sure if their “blingnessâ€

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