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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:39 pm 
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As I see it there are 4 options:

Microshift
IRD
Durace barend shifters on mounts
Sram barend shifters on mounts

Anyone had a chance to compare them all?

Are Sram shifters Sram mech specific?

Ta. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:45 am 
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Not compared them all, but I've just started using one of the SJS 9 speed Dura-ace jobbies, and it's fantastic!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:44 am 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
As I see it there are 4 options:


Are Sram shifters Sram mech specific?

Ta. :D


I couldn't get the SRAM to work with X0 rear mech. Had to go roadie.
Perhaps me?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:52 am 
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According to the CTC mag the other week, SRAM MTB and road is completely compatible. Not tried it myself though.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:25 am 
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hamster wrote:
According to the CTC mag the other week, SRAM MTB and road is completely compatible. Not tried it myself though.


That's what i understood till i tried it. Could be my tech skills are wanting :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:40 pm 
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makster wrote:
Not compared them all, but I've just started using one of the SJS 9 speed Dura-ace jobbies, and it's fantastic!


Another +1 for these 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Why not use old XC Pro's and modify/make the indexing plate for whatever indexing you need.

The small diameter means they're a short shift, else possibly do somthign similar with the Shimano type.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:18 pm 
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I'm going to try the microshift 9s thumbies soon - I'm just trying to find funds before ordering them. 110 USD posted from taiwan, so a fair bit cheaper than the dura-ace and pauls or SJS mount option. The new model has a friction option too, in case things go wrong (the old ones were index only). I'll report back when I get them, but it might be a while until I get them installed and working!


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I was sent this link a few weeks back, when I was looking at all of these options.... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/34-off-IRD-XC ... 2110679146

May help someone out :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:38 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Why not use old XC Pro's and modify/make the indexing plate for whatever indexing you need.

The small diameter means they're a short shift, else possibly do somthign similar with the Shimano type.


Aye, I remember seeing a breakdown pic on here of the XC pros - I have a set and love them to bits, so I may have to find a second pair to try out...

Makster, They're in my watch list, but I don't have the funds just yet!


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