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Thinking of upgrading my Shimano Alivio front and rear derailers to something better and more precise. Should I stick with Shimano and maybe go to Deore? Or go the SRAM route?
 

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If it's working I'd not change till it wasn't. If you do upgrade with Shimano then go to at least LX. Deore is the bottom of the better grade. Alivio is of course a step below Deore.

Can't help with SRAM, but from all posts the X.7 of X.9 would seem the way to go, but you have to get the rear derailleur to go with it.
 

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phazer said:
Thinking of upgrading my Shimano Alivio front and rear derailers to something better and more precise. Should I stick with Shimano and maybe go to Deore? Or go the SRAM route?
Going from Alivio to Deore is not too much of a step, so don't expect a massive change in precision by going to Deore. I have heard many good things about sram, but have not tried it. shop around and see how you can do for prices. If you can, go for LX/sram if you can. Also, if you can, try out a bike with a Deore setup to see if it is what you are looking for.
 

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LX would be a sensible step, maybe Sram X7. Any higher spec and it will probably cost more than your bike is worth! Both would make a big difference.
 

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I went from a complete Acera 8 speed setup to a 9 speed setup. Deore shifters and a rear LX der. I noticed a big change. I have yet to mess with it as it shifts perfectly. I did keep the Acera front changer as it works so good with my cranks.
 
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I went from a complete Acera 8 speed setup to a 9 speed setup. Deore shifters and a rear LX der. I noticed a big change. I have yet to mess with it as it shifts perfectly. I did keep the Acera front changer as it works so good with my cranks.
I am thinking this is exactly what I am going to do.
 
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