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My back Shimano Alivio derailler have been giving me endless problems,
damged it a little a couple of days ago, and finally manged to break
it yesterday. So got a excuse to go the SRAM route now.

X07 rear derailler
Keep my front shimano derailler (for now)
Get SRAM Rocket grip shifters.

Now some shops say I should get the X07 trigger shifter, cause I need
SRAM X components to work with my shimano front derailler. Others say
it's he other way around. I need the Rockets or Attack shifters to
work with my front derailler. Now I was always under the impression
anything from SRAM with a X infront means it does not work with
Shimano. Think Anton on this list mailled something like that as well
out - might be wrong.

Now is it possible for me to go with the setup I mention above and is
it worth it or should I just stay with shimano, which means I safe
money by not having to upgrade the shifters and maybe get Deoare LX
rear derailler?
 

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phazer said:
My back Shimano Alivio derailler have been giving me endless problems,
damged it a little a couple of days ago, and finally manged to break
it yesterday. So got a excuse to go the SRAM route now.

X07 rear derailler
Keep my front shimano derailler (for now)
Get SRAM Rocket grip shifter

Now is it possible for me to go with the setup I mention above and is
it worth it or should I just stay with shimano, which means I safe
money by not having to upgrade the shifters and maybe get Deoare LX
rear derailler?
Shimano shifting ratio is 1:2, while SRAM is 1:1, meaning for every 1mm you move the shifter, the cable moves 2mm as with Shimano, 1mm as with SRAM.
If you get the XO rear derailleur you will need an XO shifter or X9. Rocket shifters (like I have) are designed to work with Shimano rear derailleurs to match their shifting ratios. You cannot use a Rocket shifter with an XO rear derailleur because the ratios are different. If you use the Rocket shifter you will need a Shimano derailleur in the rear. It doesn't matter what shifter you use for the front derailleur, either will work. You should share this information with your shop guys. It may be useful for them;) Below is my setup. XTR rear derailleur with Rocket shifters, XTR front derailleur.
 

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The shifters with a 'name' (Rocket, Attack etc) are designed for Shimano (2:1) rear derailleurs. The X.7 / X.9 / X.0 (triggers or twisters) are made for SRAM's own derailleurs (1:1). All shifters are compatible with both SRAM and Shimano front derailleurs, so that's no issue.

In your case:
X.7 rear derailleur
keep shimano front derailleur
SRAM X.7 twist shifters

That should work just fine.
 

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phazer said:
My back Shimano Alivio derailler have been giving me endless problems,
damged it a little a couple of days ago, and finally manged to break
it yesterday. So got a excuse to go the SRAM route now.

X07 rear derailler
Keep my front shimano derailler (for now)
Get SRAM Rocket grip shifters.

Now some shops say I should get the X07 trigger shifter, cause I need
SRAM X components to work with my shimano front derailler. Others say
it's he other way around. I need the Rockets or Attack shifters to
work with my front derailler. Now I was always under the impression
anything from SRAM with a X infront means it does not work with
Shimano. Think Anton on this list mailled something like that as well
out - might be wrong.

Now is it possible for me to go with the setup I mention above and is
it worth it or should I just stay with shimano, which means I safe
money by not having to upgrade the shifters and maybe get Deoare LX
rear derailler?
Go with the SRAM X9 setup. You can get the X9 shifters AND rear derailleur from Blue Sky Cycling as a package for $99. The X9 is on a par with XT, in my opinion, mebbe slightly better.
 
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