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Mixing SRAM and Shimano

gregwarigregwari Posts: 230
edited June 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Am I right in thinking you can't mix Shimano rear derailleurs with SRAM shifters?

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  • morleyman200morleyman200 Posts: 513
    dont know for definite, but apparently the ratios at which the shifter moves wont match the pivot action of the mechs, so in proper shifts occur.

    This is what i have been told
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    gregwari wrote:
    Am I right in thinking you can't mix Shimano rear derailleurs with SRAM shifters?
    You can use SRAM named shifters.

    All covered in the FAQs above.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    I'm using a SRAM rocket (similar to the older wrap round indicator X7 which is what I have for the front shifter) with an XT rear mech just fine and the wife has a SRAM MRX gripshift with LX rear mech, but as Nick says the Xx (where x is a number) won't work.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
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