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I need to buy shifters and derailleurs for a non-SS build. Anyone have any pointers?
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Shimano all the way. I have been using XTR for the past 7 years and nothing compares. I recently bought a bike spec'd w/ sram X9 and I personally would compare it to LX components. The only sram I recommend is their chains.
 

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i just switched from Shimano XT to Sram X9 and i think the X9 is much better. I have an older (ca. 1998) XTR rear D, though, and that thing is still in great shape. I'm not a fan of the dual-control Shimano levers.
 

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Chocolate or vanilla?

Which is better? I like chocolate. I prefer SRAM. Shimano makes nice components too. It's really a toss up.

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Sram Imo

I switched from XT/XTR to Sram X9 and like the Sram more - primarily because it is much much less finicky -
 

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I use to get Shimano all the time ( XTR ), change in 2004 did not like the new shifter system, so i got a XO derailleur and X9 shifter i don't think i'll come back to XTR!!!!!!!
SRAM is better @ least for 04,05,06.............07, well we will see!
 

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I have sram x7 on one of my bikes and xt on the other 2. I really dont notice a preformance difference between the 2 although I do like sram's thumb shifters better.
 

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I had XT dual shifters a year ago. I had a small crash. I was unable to shift for the rest of the ride. I bought XO twist shifters an deraileur. It has been working great for almost a year. The other problem I had with Shimano was every 3 or 4 rides I would have to readjust the rear deraileur. No such problems with Sram.
 

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um, I was wondering if you guys could point out any stellar deals on either system. I'm impartial to running either one, I just want cheapness.
 

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gregdr said:
I had XT dual shifters a year ago. I had a small crash. I was unable to shift for the rest of the ride. I bought XO twist shifters an deraileur. It has been working great for almost a year. The other problem I had with Shimano was every 3 or 4 rides I would have to readjust the rear deraileur. No such problems with Sram.
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Use one of each.

I run a x-9 rear and used to run sram x-gen front.

They both worked well esp the rear, very little finicking on the first few rides and then none to speak of after that shifts good every time, I've heard that even more expensive shimano lines still require a little dicking around peroidically.

But, when I switched to a new frame that didn't fit my x-gen I had to get a shimano xt. To my dismay as a shimano avoider, the xt worked much better especially when downshifting under tension.


so I say x9 rear and xt front.
 
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