SRAM 9.0 Component Group

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9.0

Durability is assured thanks to high-quality materials and a perfect finish. We've added a new lightweight, compact hydraulic disc brake system, as well as a trigger shifter.

User Reviews (8)

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vt29er   Cross Country Rider [Jun 25, 2009]
Strength:

great alternative to XT. Wel thought out design. Not shimano

Weakness:

shifters are the wekest link. I have about 3 years on this stuff and the shifters feel great when new but after 2 seasons the springs on the front feels week ( lever doesn't return to starting spot) and the rear is getting harder to shift into biggest ring on cassette.

Great alternative to shimano. superb fr. & Rr. der. Shifters for me have not stood the test of time as well as shimano has.

Similar Products Used: xt,xtr
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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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nickdiore   Cross Country Rider [Apr 13, 2009]
Strength:

cost, simplicity of design, easy installation, accurate no-hassle shifting

Weakness:

none so far

this stuff is unbelievably easy to install, after a few minor adjustments it's ready to go. I'm very impressed so far, granted it's only been a few days. If it falls apart or something I'll write again to express my disgust. I recommend highly.

Similar Products Used: deore lx
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Justin Pokrivka   Racer [Jan 25, 2002]
Strength:

Light weight, crisp reliable shifting in all conditions, not Shimano

Weakness:

Took a little time getting used to grift shifters again

Before using I was a little nervous. But after using for a few weeks I couldn't believe the difference. This drive train is better than anything Shimano makes. I never experienced any ghost shifting or missed shifts. I really liked the 28 to 34 jump for the last gear. This stuff rocks Shimano's days days are number agianst SRAM. Plus I think it's made in USA.

Similar Products Used: Shimano XT & XTR rapid fire shifters
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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Brian   Cross Country Rider [Nov 12, 2003]
Strength:

Smooooooth shifting.
Not shimano.
Able to use grip shifters that work

Weakness:

Cage will snap easily if tangled in brush.
I do miss the barrel adjuster

Great shifting with no missed shifts. Shifters have smooth feel. Easy to set up and maintain adjustment. Nice. I used to have to adjust my XT setup almost every ride. Its light and it works. Finally, shimano isn't telling me what I can and cannot use on MY bike.

Similar Products Used: Shimano XT
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Andre   Weekend Warrior [Oct 08, 2002]
Strength:

solid and precise shifting. lightweight components. great styling. able to shift to an exact gear, anywhere in the range, even under heavy pedaling load. sweet price. pure vanilla.

Weakness:

shifter does not work well with my deore front derailleur.

took my 9.0 for it's first spin today, and straight from the shop it did what it was suppossed to do... shift flawlessly. am not going back to the shop for any adjustments or tuning, something i am not used to doing after a first ride.

can compare the 9.0's to the old suntour xc comp and xc pro's... and to me that's a compliment. shimano should keep their eyes on this company.

proud to be powered by sram. :)

Similar Products Used: alivio gruppo, deore gruppo, ultegra gruppo, suntour xc comp and suntour xc pro (back in the day)
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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Hipolito Arizaleta   Cross Country Rider [Oct 27, 2006]
Strength:

Sharp moves, nice design,good price.

Weakness:

No spare parts avaliable in Mexico City

This things are great, they really works every time without trouble, I´ll never buy shimano again.........

Similar Products Used: Shimano XT
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Keith Koenig   Cross Country Rider [Dec 25, 2002]
Strength:

Shifts better than The shimano Products I've used, period.

Weakness:

MUD! and wet conditions. The jockey wheel design sucks! Why? The design allows mud/grit/grime/dirt into the bearing surfaces and they wear out unbelievably fast. Sometimes in a really muddy ride, after one ride! Yikes!

For the 3 years I rode Wyo I used Sram 9.0. The components worked great. No missed shifts, jockey wheels lasted forever. Never had a problem. Riding in Wyo is normally very dry.

I moved Belguim and also bought a Fuel 90 (great bike) and switched to Sram even before it left the shop. Big Mistake! I've since went back to Shimano XT! The Sram jockey wheel design doesn't hold up to the wet/muddy conditions here. In one season (Oct-Mar), I've replaced them three times. My old Sram 9.0, the one I used in Wyo and for one season in Belgium, used the Shimano style wheels. I never changed those but every year or so, even during the season I used it here in Belgium.

Bottomline? If you ride in muddy conditions,DON'T use Sram! The Jockey wheels won't last 100 miles! In a dry climate? Use the Sram, it will out shift the Shimano stuff all day!

Similar Products Used: Shimano, Alivio, LX, XT ect...
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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Christian   Weekend Warrior [Oct 24, 2004]
Strength:

it works without adjustements before every ride

Weakness:

i have a bent lever on my front trigger - seems to be a manufacturing error

I shifted with Shimano since I got my first bike in the early nineties. I hated to adjust it after allmost every second ride but I saw no alternative. Then the Rohloff Speedhub got my attention and I wanted it on my new bike. Bought it, had it for about 2 month, and simply hated it! It is heavy (ok, I don't really care about that) it missed shifts sometimes and it sucked the last power out of my legs because of it's friction. Then I bought the X9 with the triggers and I can't be happier with any Drivetrain! I adjusted the whole system only once, and it still works....and it works.... and it works.

And I think this designs make it work so well: direct cable routing, strong spring in the rear derailleur which makes ghost shifting a lot less of a problem, 1:1 ratio, triggers (as good as the old rapid fire - and much better than the new Shimano defective designs)

Be sure to select SRAM if you want to ride!

Similar Products Used: Deore, LX, XT, Rohloff
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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