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Old 11-30-07, 01:07 PM   #1
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Shimano to SRAM swap

I figure if I'm gonna switch from Shimano to SRAM, the only components I need are shifters and RD. Am I missing anything?
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I figure if I'm gonna switch from Shimano to SRAM, the only components I need are shifters and RD. Am I missing anything?
Well if its a true swap you would need to change out every componet
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I figure if I'm gonna switch from Shimano to SRAM, the only components I need are shifters and RD. Am I missing anything?
That's what I've heard.

However, I'm also opting for a new chain, new chainrings, new cassette as my old ones are all worn; also I will get the SRAM FD; not such a huge hit to the wallet for me. Keeping my Shimano brakes.


BTW you can get SRAM pretty cheap on eBay. I scored Rival shifters for $200.
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Correct -- all you need at the shifters and rear derailleur.
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I scored Rival shifters for $200.
Force for $240. Yes, you need the shifters and RD and that's it.
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I was told in no uncertain terms to avoid SRAM like the plague unless it's their RED group. Just sayin'.
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I was told in no uncertain terms to avoid SRAM like the plague unless it's their RED group. Just sayin'.
RED only trims in the big ring -- not the little ring. I've never needed big ring trim with my Force (ever), but little ring trim occasionally is nice. I wouldn't spend that much more for questionable upgrades.

I may get the Red RD someday, b/c of the ceramics in the pulleys (I've been told that's the biggest source of drivetrain drag), but I doubt it...
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Force for $240. Yes, you need the shifters and RD and that's it.
Sweet, that's a great deal.

My cost-per-gram analysis favored Rival in general so I'm gonna stick with that.
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I was told in no uncertain terms to avoid SRAM like the plague unless it's their RED group. Just sayin'.
Oh, is this on order with the CF-melts-if-exposed-to-sunlight-for-too-long thing?

Man this is a tough sport. So many life-and-death decisions.
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