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    Shimano vs SRAM

    What is the difference between these component manufacturers? Is it just preference or is one better than the other?

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    haha...dude do a search for posts made by ME with SRAM in the subject...I just swapped my whole bike from Shimano to SRAM....if you have any questions you can't find using the search function, just PM me
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    Ha Ha, now that's funny Raiyn. I laughed for 5 minutes, I swear.

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    LOL!!!!! That is hilarious Raiyn, but seriously do a SEARCH it has been the topic alot.
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    The component of theirs that I use the most is chains (which have changed names over the years...Sachs...Sedis...). I have a bunch of old bikes with six, seven, or eight cogs. Even the cheapest of their chains shifts well, and their "release clip" makes it easy to maintain the chains.

    When I see "ten speed" chains advertised for $30, I'm even happier about my "old school" chains that I often find on sale for around $10...and they last almost "forever", unlike the new "ten speed" chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanbikehouston
    The component of theirs that I use the most is chains (which have changed names over the years...Sachs...Sedis...). I have a bunch of old bikes with six, seven, or eight cogs. Even the cheapest of their chains shifts well, and their "release clip" makes it easy to maintain the chains.

    When I see "ten speed" chains advertised for $30, I'm even happier about my "old school" chains that I often find on sale for around $10...and they last almost "forever", unlike the new "ten speed" chains.
    my chains never break...I stretch them. Oh well.
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