I voted Shimano simpley because I like the low-normal rear mechs. They just work better for my shifting style.
jpick915 said:I voted Shimano simpley because I like the low-normal rear mechs. They just work better for my shifting style.
Yeah right. Removing links from either chain takes about the same amount of time.TLud said:The SRAM chains take less than two minutes to put on and SRAM chains are also lighter.
:thumbsup: The only Shimano stuff I absolutely hate are rear hubs,,, Everything else is kind of a toss-up. XO is clearly the best shifting setup, but the price is :madman:TLud said:Hard to do a meaningful poll on this. I have both SRAM and Shimano on both of my bikes. I prefer SRAM for some components and Shimano for others. I suspect that this is true for many other riders as well.
Magick Mountain said:SRAM X.0 triggers & RD, XTR FD, SRAM cassette. Blows AWAY my previous all XT setup. Couldn't be happier!:thumbsup:
Yeah. Deore FDs are great, cost about $15, and are about the same weight as the XTRs.LyNx said:I can understand why people buy the high end RD's 'cause you use them so much throughout a ride, but don't understand why they spend that sort of cash for a FD when it's used so very little during a ride - I mean any properly adjusted FD will shift down smoothly in a pinch, it's nothing like a RD's workload. Maybe I just am cheap, watch where I'm going and pick my gears before I need them and watch my shifting - I don't shift under load unless absolutely neccessary and then I "soft pedal" a 1/2 stroke to make the change.