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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:53 pm 
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I know that SRAM/Shimano shifters and mechs aren't cross compatible, having never run any SRAM gear, can you use their 10spd cassettes with Shimano mechs?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Yes, the cassettes are interchangeable with others with the same number of sprockets.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:59 pm 
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Interchangeable. I don't think there's much between them, although I typically prefer Shimano cassettes because I think the shifting is a tad smoother.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Cool, was thinking of a redwin cassette to go with the colour scheme, and run see rear mech.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:31 pm 
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Tbh not much in them apart from weight depending the spec you go for.
On my caffiene f4 I have shimano xt
And the other caffiene f2 I have a pg990 redwin
The xt is the lighter one of the two


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:46 pm 
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yes - cassettes are compatible - shimano are lighter at similar price level.

X0 have nice coloured alloy carriers but are 10 g heavier than XT.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Ok thanks for that, tbh other than running a mavic suntour mix in the early 90s I'm a Shimano man, so will probably stick with the tried and trusted.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Only the shifters mechs etc that SRAM run on the 1:1 ratio are not compatible I thought. SRAM also do 2:1 ratio shifters the same as shimano.

Found this explanation on another forum:
SRAMs X series is all dedicated to their 1:1 pull ratio. From X.0 all the way down to X.3 and also anything with ESP as part of the model name. SRAM drlrs and shifters ONLY.

SRAM products that are Shimano compatible are any 2:1 ratio models that include MRX as part of the model name, Centera, and Attack in GripShift. The TRX trigger-shift models also work with Shimano drlrs.


So SRAM is not a total failure as long as you check the actuation ratio is the same, 2:1 :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:21 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Only the shifters mechs etc that SRAM run on the 1:1 ratio are not compatible I thought. SRAM also do 2:1 ratio shifters the same as shimano.

Found this explanation on another forum:
SRAMs X series is all dedicated to their 1:1 pull ratio. From X.0 all the way down to X.3 and also anything with ESP as part of the model name. SRAM drlrs and shifters ONLY.

SRAM products that are Shimano compatible are any 2:1 ratio models that include MRX as part of the model name, Centera, and Attack in GripShift. The TRX trigger-shift models also work with Shimano drlrs.


So SRAM is not a total failure as long as you check the actuation ratio is the same, 2:1 :wink:


also SRAM Rocket trigger shifters are Shimano compatible


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