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Shimano or Sram?

02gf7402gf74 Posts: 1,163
edited December 2017 in MTB buying advice
I have 1x11 set up with sram cassette and shimano XT shifter and mech.

I would like to fit Xtr rear mech but the price is making me cry. An alternative is sram x01 but I just cannot decide which way to go. (and yes I know I need to change the shifter too)

Shimano pros- 2 way shift. Reliability, never owned a Shimano product that fell below expectation, on/off clutch.
Cons - ££££

Sram pros- reckon it is lighter and more compact than shimano, don't need to press as hard to shift.
Cons - No 2 way shift, not ridden to same extent as shimano so do not know about long term reliability. It is not shimano.

????

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    So stick with XT. What actual benefit do you think XTR will give you.

    Spend the money on blow and hookers instead.
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  • Personally I always go for the cheapest option.... cassettes mechs and chain wear out fairly quickly and replacing higher end bits can be expensive. I go for the cheapest possible part that gives me the functionality that I need.

    I have SRAM and Shimano on different bikes, XT and NX both work very well. Initially I didn't think NX will be any good due to being a low end 11 speed 1x system however after riding it I can confirm that its really good, in fact when I borrowed a mates bike with X01 I couldn't really tell any difference, it shifted just the same at a fraction of the cost, sure there is a weight difference but I rather spend my money where it counts most.. suspension/wheels/frame.
  • That.

    Why pay the sort of money that is required for an XTR rear mech when it's as vulnerable to the first bit of fallen tree or sticking out branch, rock or other detritus as any other mech?* SLX or XT always!

    *unless you just ride fire trails or a desperate for the weight saving.
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  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    spend the money you would on the mech by going on a skills course or hookers.
  • What is the mech? Does that mean the derailler?

    Why do you want a new one? It sounds like you already have one.

    SRAM is not Campagnolo either.

    I remember when Shimano was the new kid on the block, and the less expensive option to Campagnolo.

    I own some Shimano products, but they are all fishing reels.

    The last time I had a two-way shifter was on a three-speed English racer about 50 years ago.

    Since then I've been shifting with levers attached to the down tube. You don't decide which finger to use with them, you decide which arm to use.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    What is the mech? Does that mean the derailler?

    Why do you want a new one? It sounds like you already have one.

    SRAM is not Campagnolo either.

    I remember when Shimano was the new kid on the block, and the less expensive option to Campagnolo.

    I own some Shimano products, but they are all fishing reels.

    The last time I had a two-way shifter was on a three-speed English racer about 50 years ago.

    Since then I've been shifting with levers attached to the down tube. You don't decide which finger to use with them, you decide which arm to use.

    I think you are a bit lost.

    Like hopelessly.
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  • nasha48nasha48 Posts: 231
    ^^^^^^^ :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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