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Amateur bike mechanic looking to switch out the 9speed Shimano rear Derailleur on my MTB and replace it with SRAM 9 speed. I just want to make sure this will be compatible with the Shimano shifters before I commit to anything. Can someone help me out? What do I need to know?
 

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Most Sram derailleurs are a 1:1 pull while Shimanos are 2:1, so it won't work. You will need new Shimano shifters or SRam Attack shifters which are a 2:1 pull.
LOL.. he's got it backward... you'd need a new Shimano derailleur to go with your current shifters or need SRAM shifters to go with the new SRAM derailleur....
 
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