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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:41 pm 
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I have an SRAM X5 rear mech that I want to put on a bike that has Shimano shifters and cassette.

Shouldn't be a problem should it???


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In a word 'YES'


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Should have done the subject search before posting the question. I can now see that it's not that straightforward so might shelve my plan for a while.


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Deore mechs are cheap and cheerful and should go on a treat :D


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Sram X rear mechs need Sram shifters

Shimano shifters need a Shimano rear mech

Chain and cassette do not matter so long as they are the same speed as the shifters, you can use a Shimano front mech with Sram shifters but not a Shimano rear


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I thought some of the SRAM mechs worked? It depends if the are 1:1 or 1:2 pull.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:11 pm 
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Tazio wrote:
I thought some of the SRAM mechs worked? It depends if the are 1:1 or 1:2 pull.


All the SRAM mechs are 1:1 shifting ratio, so no. SRAM do make Shimano compatible shifters though, Rocket and Attack are the ranges iIrc.


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Xesh wrote:
Tazio wrote:
I thought some of the SRAM mechs worked? It depends if the are 1:1 or 1:2 pull.


All the SRAM mechs are 1:1 shifting ratio, so no. SRAM do make Shimano compatible shifters though, Rocket and Attack are the ranges iIrc.
Yup, all Sram X series mechs are 1:1

Only TRX, Rocket and Attack work with Shimano rear mechs.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:21 pm 
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This is quite useful for Shimano/SRAM compatibility with some of the older set ups: ---> http://www.drystonepaul.com/maintenance ... h_1999.jpg

Currently non of the SRAM rear mechs are compatible with Shimano shifters, however as mentioned the current SRAM 'Attack' shifters will only work with Shimano mechs.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:17 pm 
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My advice is dont mix and match unless youve seen a working group set on another bike.

Yrs ago a locla shop sold me the a set of suntour shifters after telling me they were compatable with my stx group set.

The long and short of it was the git lied!


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