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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:29 pm 
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This may have been on here before but search did not reveal anything.

I'm about to change my XT 9 speed cassette and chain and was wondering whether to go SRAM or stick with Shimano. Whats the general opinion?

Alison


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:43 pm 
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Isaac_AG wrote:
This may have been on here before but search did not reveal anything.

I'm about to change my XT 9 speed cassette and chain and was wondering whether to go SRAM or stick with Shimano. Whats the general opinion?

Alison


I ride both but i find the XT one runs smoother with a SRAM chain.

My choice though, others may disagree.

Carl :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:50 pm 
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Cheapest chain, usually KMC chain, cheapest best cassette whether SRAM or S.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:53 pm 
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There's a perception that Sram cassettes don't last as well, but my PG979 lasted ages.

I do think that Shimano cassettes are slightly smoother shifting though and always use a Sram chain because of the power link.

I'd buy another XT is I were you.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:53 am 
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Deffo Shimano gears, Wipperman or KMC chains...Dont buy Sram anything!!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:25 am 
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SiRvInO wrote:
Deffo Shimano gears, Wipperman or KMC chains...Dont buy Sram anything!!

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I've never used KMC chains, but all ofy Sram ones have been great and far superior to the chains that Shimano make from cheese!

But then again, I really like Sram stuff and always use their mechs and shifters (cranks are grim though).


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:11 pm 
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can't say I notice any difference in shifting - both do well - SRAM has nice coloured alloy spiders but Shimano are cheaper and lighter for equivalant SRAM. .... so I vote Shimanananananooooooo!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:38 pm 
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Basic SRAM cassettes seem to stand up well on my tandem.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:35 pm 
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I've got a KMC chain with a shimano cassette on one bike, a shimano chain with a SRAM cassette on another and some other combination involving shimano on another. Different shifters on all of them. They all work extremely well.

Sorry - this hasn't helped at all has it :oops: :?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:42 pm 
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Sram cassette and chain for me .


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