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SRAM X9 mismatch!


NotSoBigBen
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A while ago I had the unfortunate luck of breaking the plastic shifter section of a relatively new X9 left shifter.

 

No problem SRAM through my LBS (kudos to my LBS and the SRAM agents!) replace it but .......................

 

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they replace this with .....

 

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.......... this more X0'esque, lighter better (no gear indicator window but no problem!) latest model !

 

SO I guess the question is now for 'style man/woman' types , do I take it and have the new left and old right?

 

Should I want I could get it replaced with a new 'old' style (there is one waiting at the shop!) or ........................... if I want I could buy the latest 'other half' at a discounted price to have the latest set (do I get the feeling they have seen me coming again?)!

 

Decisions decisions, oh what to do! My head is saying make those sods give me the old style as I had, but my heart is saying get that fancy new other half!

 

Please help!
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Yip they have offered the other half seperately at a discounted price so that's not the problem, the question is 3 fold:-

 

1) Is it Ok to have the 2 different on 1 bike? Style not function!

2) Do I make them give me the same one I had? Principle!

3) I just wanna have the latest set on my bike!
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1. No its not

 

2. No....Maybe they dont have stock of the old ones..and they upgraded you..sot off.

 

3. So whats the problem? Just buy the other one!! LOL
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one time I had a magura hydraulic lever and a sachs twist shifter on the right side of my h/bar and on the left was a v-brake lever and shimano rapid fisre shifter........

don't worry about it. replace the old one when it breaks.

 

 

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Agreed, replace when it breaks. The thing is under the bar anyway and almost out of sight.

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With such an overwhelming response to get the other new one I have finally cracked and ordered it (thanks Mud Dee!).

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Hahahaha! I was about to throw my weight behind the new option as well. Glad you saw through the naysayers and spent that money, chuckle!

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Ahh - you sound like a roadie Minty - I expected better from you. If this was a question involving a road bike, I would have to agree, but since it is a mountain bike, style counts for nothing.

 

I say - buy the other one at the discounted price (not everyday an offer like that comes around), but only put it on if and when the old one breaks ( or you feel it is about to break...)

 

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I say - buy the other one at the discounted price (not everyday an offer like that comes around)' date=' but only put it on if and when the old one breaks ( or you feel it is about to break...)
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I'll rather put both new ones on and keep the other one for back up for when and if.

 

 
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Opinions, opinions, opinions......... that is why some ride Shimano, some kempekkernoglia and some SRam...... NOT because one is better than the other...... capice!!!!!!!!

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So decided I am buying the new one at the discounted price and fitting it for the bling factor (and it hopefully shifts better and I go faster!) saving the old one for emergency spares!

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Opinions' date=' opinions, opinions......... that is why some ride Shimano, some kempekkernoglia and some SRam...... NOT because one is better than the other...... capice!!!!!!!![/quote']

 

 

Yes, correct.....even though everyone knows SRAM is the best, some people still prefer shi(t)mano

 

 

 

 
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