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 Post subject: SRAM 9.0sl Good or Bad ?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:44 am 
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Just curious what this stuff was like ? I have a 9.0sl shifter and a 5.0 mech thinking of binning it as there not in the best condition and maybe getting newer gearing for a retro build


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Not that bad at all. On a level with id say x7 ish?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:12 pm 
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SRAM 9.0sl are the spritual ancestors of X0/XX, really nice and in it's day the lightest kit around for XC racers. I had a set on my 97 Heckler build that lasted as my main ride until 2004! and never missed a beat.

Cannot comment on the 5.0, but I'd try find the matching rear mech to make a set.

Enjoy!!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:27 pm 
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Agree that it was good stuff back in the day...I was only ever able to afford the 7.0 which worked really well.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:34 am 
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Personally I love the 9.0sl shifters and mechs, I have run all the ages of this mech from the early Sachs plasma (still going strong), the 9.0sl (on my IBOC pro SX strangely enough :lol: ) and I now have a Sram X0 which I have never run but am sure it would be superb just like the rest :D

I have read your post some where else about this. You say the grips are shot well you can replace the rubbers , and hunt out a rear on here and the evil bay (can be had dirt cheap sometimes I paid £8.50 posted for mine :wink: )


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