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    Shimano FD w/SRAM Gripshift?

    I am swapping frames on an MTB I built up as a commuter. I have SRAM 4.0 pro gripshifters and had been running SRAM 5.0 esp front and rear derailleurs with no problem. My new frame requires a top-swing FD and it doesn't look like SRAM makes one so I'm going to have to go Shimano. My gripshifters are 1:1 ratio so they're technically not Shimano-compatible but will they work at all with a Shimmy FD?

    I guess I could try and find a compatible SRAM shifter or just switch out the left shifter for a Shimano trigger. Any other suggestions?

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    SRAM's shifters are fully compatible with Shimano's front derailleurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpedal53
    I am swapping frames on an MTB I built up as a commuter. I have SRAM 4.0 pro gripshifters and had been running SRAM 5.0 esp front and rear derailleurs with no problem. My new frame requires a top-swing FD and it doesn't look like SRAM makes one so I'm going to have to go Shimano. My gripshifters are 1:1 ratio so they're technically not Shimano-compatible but will they work at all with a Shimmy FD?

    I guess I could try and find a compatible SRAM shifter or just switch out the left shifter for a Shimano trigger. Any other suggestions?
    To my knowledge, Sram front shifters are Shimano FD compatible. The rear shifters/drailers are where the ratio issue is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    To my knowledge, Sram front shifters are Shimano FD compatible. The rear shifters/drailers are where the ratio issue is.
    I wonder if that will last now that sram's making a front deraillieur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    I wonder if that will last now that sram's making a front deraillieur.
    They've made front derailleurs for years. The X-Gen isn't the first, it's just the best.
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    Thanks all. This project just got a lot easier.

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