Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Obviously, I can't be sure from a photo, but I strongly suspect that all is fine. I base that on the fact that shifting is crisp in both directions, which is about as good as it gets. Your noisy upshifts is characteristic of Sram index systems which are said to shift even more positively under power than Shimano, which was always the gold standard.
There's no touch so when the escapement in the lever lets it out one click it does so quickly and the RD responds as fast as the cable allows. All I can suggest is that you try to lighten the pedal load a bit during the shift, and power up after it engages the new sprocket.
You might double check the hanger alignment, but don't spend dough for a replacement since newly installed hangers need to be straightened also. But I suspect that no matter what you do or spend, hardware changes won't help. Ease up on the pedals and get used to the Sram system. Anyway, it could be worse, at least you don't have one of those freehubs that sound like chainsaws.
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