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  • The ‘Best’ Rear Mech

     lordmerchant updated 11 years, 10 months ago 8 Members · 8 Posts
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  • GSter

    9 July 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Am needing to get a new rear mech after bending it around a big rock….the question is, which one?

    Currently running a SRAM X9, but would consider an upgrade or a change to XT / XTR.

    What is the benefit of making the change or the difference?

    Any comments gratefully recieved !

  • freetime101

    9 July 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I dont think SRAM components are compatible with Shimano…

  • n3ver3nder

    9 July 2009 at 10:12 pm

    As far as I’m aware, only the lower end components of either range are cross compatable. Changing to Shimano would require new shifters. I’m unsure how it would affect the cassette – you may need to change that to a differently spaced one, someone else may chip in with advice.

  • golfcurry

    9 July 2009 at 11:33 pm

    can’t see why you’d want to change you’d need a new shifter, X9 is very good and so is the X7 very little difference between them stick with SRAM. 🙂

  • tomlevell

    10 July 2009 at 8:26 am

    Expensive ones bend the same as cheap ones. I tend to downgrade to Deore/SLX or X7 if using Sram.

  • Steve Kish

    10 July 2009 at 10:56 am

    The best rear mech is the one that works best – I’d just replace the old one, unless it was a real pig!

  • Dave F

    10 July 2009 at 12:57 pm

    You’d be best sticking with SRAM – X7 or X9. Some of the older (2007 and 2008) ones can be quite cheap and are just as good as 2009’d.

  • lordmerchant

    18 July 2009 at 10:18 am

    I’m pretty certain you can mix all 9 speed shimano and sram gear, apart from shifters and rear mechs, however shimano rear mech should be comatible with sram attack and rocket shifters.

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