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Old 08-01-05, 08:20 AM   #1
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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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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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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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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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