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sram rival with sx5 shifter

dottodotto Posts: 105
edited July 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
is it compatible with the mtb shifters??


  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Is what bit? The cassette is not, the rear mech might do as it seems to be a 1:1 actuation. But I can't see the point when have perfectly good MTB bits.
  • salsarider79salsarider79 Posts: 914
    All SRAM stuff is 1:1 actuation, so in theory the rival stuff would work with SX5 shifters.
    But Rival is 10speed and SX5 is 8speed so the spacing will be wrong (thick 8speed chains won't work on skinny 10speed stuff).
    Sorry :(
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  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    All SRAM stuff is 1:1 actuation

    Lies, lies i tell you, IIRC the attack and rocket shifters are 2:1 so as to be compatible with shimano rear mechs.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here


    and now 1:1 does not mean it has to pull the same amount of cable. IIRC Sram said that there road mechs would not work with their MTB triggers.

    need to investigate.
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