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SRAM Red shifters with everything else Shimano ?

TjgoodhewTjgoodhew Posts: 628
edited February 2015 in Workshop
Will this work ok ?

I know SRAM and Shimano are interchangeable but will the cable pull be slightly different using SRAM shifters with Shimano mechs?

The reason i ask is i have seen a good deal on SRAM red 10 speed shifters and prefer double tap however i already have all the other parts for an Ultegra 6700 group
Cannondale Caad8
Canyon Aeroad 8.0


  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Shimano and SRAM use the same sprocket spacing so the cassettes are interchangeable, but the shifters use differing cable pull so you can't use SRAM shifters with a Shimano mech or the reverse.
  • I've used SRAM Red shifter with shimano 7800 and 6600 front mechs.
    You must use SRAM rear mech htough. everything else can be whatever (used planet x and DA brakes, various chainsets etc with my SRAM red shifters)
    Commute: Langster -Singlecross - Brompton S2-LX

    Road: 95 Trek 5500 -Look 695 Aerolight eTap - Boardman TTe eTap

    Offroad: Pace RC200 - Dawes Kickback 2 tandem - Tricross - Boardman CXR9.8 - Ridley x-fire
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