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I'm being converted to SRAM, make the badman stop!!!!


Christopher Brunsdon

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I'm a Shimano man all the way but through sly tactics of South African LBS's, I'm being converted to SRAM!!!! Please make the bad men stop!!!!

 

I don't want smooth shifting, I want to suffer - no pain, no gain. I want chain suck, I want overpriced components! I want SHIMANO!!!!

 

Let me explain how this has happened, in the last 6 months I've been upgrading to 9spd from 8spd (yes, old school all the way). In the process I got some killer Shimano LX shifters from CWC (still got Vee's), but then SRAM reared its demonic head (must be that power of Monster Drinks)!!!

 

It first started with the cassette, then the chain and now next week my X5 crankset gets ordered (the Shimano one I bought last year has dissapointed me). A new SRAM front derailleur is next months purchases ... thank goodness my shifter will keep my rear-derailleur Shimano but I don't know for how long!!!!

 

Please hubbers, is this wrong, and I'm putting this in the same league as those thoughts one has of your hot cousin!!!

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shimano FD is better than SRAMs. It's xcompatible with your SRAM shifter, so u wont need to change that.

 

+1.

 

5 year old FD still going strong. The ONLY thing I have not changed on the bike..

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The only Shimano part on my bike is the FD. It is also the only part that needs to be adjusted regularly. My previous bike had a Sram x4 FD and it was much better than this Deore FD.

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Can anyone explain the different ranges of SRAM products, like Shimano has Deore through to XTR?

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xplain? no idea behind their marketing philosophies. but in terms of price performance:

 

 

 

MTB

Budget/OEM:

X.3 (discontinued)

X.4 (discontinued)

X.5

 

Mid range

X.7

X.9

 

High end:

X.0

XX

 

 

Road (roadies can help fix any mistakes here):

Budget:

Apex

Rival

 

Midrange:

Force:

 

High end:

Red

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Check that beast of a crank :thumbup:

 

http://www.bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/New-2012-SRAM-Red-component-group-teaser1.jpg

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Please hubbers, is this wrong, and I'm putting this in the same league as those thoughts one has of your hot cousin!!!

 

Yeah, it is sad that she is a blood relation but good enough for a good pal.

 

re sram, I converted from Shimano with my new bike - Sram Force. I love it. Shifts great - double tap catches me out sometimes, but I am sure the MTB shifters are awesome.

 

Go for it - take the leap! :D

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Yeah, it is sad that she is a blood relation but good enough for a good pal.

 

re sram, I converted from Shimano with my new bike - Sram Force. I love it. Shifts great - double tap catches me out sometimes, but I am sure the MTB shifters are awesome.

 

Go for it - take the leap! :D

 

When you get caught out, does it make you faster? :P :D

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Christopher, you might as well go the whole way. In my opinion, one of the best things about a Sram 9spd group is the 1:1 cable pull ratio, which applies to the few parts you've kept Shimano! The 1:1 9spd produces very reliable shifting and is less prone to going out of alignment. It also handles a bent derailer hanger better than Shimano. I have never ridden Sram 10spd, but I'm told it's the same ratio as the road, and no longer 1:1. What happened to that good idea??? For the past few months I've been riding XT 10spd, run with continuous cable housing and it's been as close to flawless as you get. I still think Sram has some way to go before it can match Shimano on brakes, and, to a lesser extent, cranks.

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