Is an SRAM rear cassette compatable with Shimano shifters

Nottstom Posts: 5
edited April 2011 in MTB beginners

I have a set up with Shimano shifters and Deore LX rear mech, I need to replace the rear cassette and someone has given me a SRAM set, can I install this. What are the differences between the Shimano and SRAM setups?


  • MrChuck
    MrChuck Posts: 1,663
    If it has the right number of speeds I'd have thought it'd be OK- any Shimano/SRAM compatibility problems would be between the shifters and mech, cassette shouldn't make much difference...?
  • Bikefotos
    Bikefotos Posts: 59
    The cassette will work fine with Shimano shifters.

    However, as mentioned above, a Sram rear mech (talking about X0, X9 etc ) will not work with Shimano shifters due to the amount of cable activated by the shifters. This is a different amount activated by the Sram shifters, normally 1:1 .
  • lopzag
    lopzag Posts: 22
    Will a SRAM cassette be compatable with a Shimano rear hub?
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  • kaytronika
    kaytronika Posts: 580
    My last two bikes have had Shimano hubs and SRAM cassettes.
    '09 Carrera Fury
    '94 GT Timberline FS
    '89 Saracen Tufftrax