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Old 09-28-06, 05:50 PM   #1
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I need shifter/brake advice fast please

Which would be the best set up and why

El caminos and x9 or xt shifter/derrailers

Juicy sevens and x9 or xt shifter/derailers

saint dual control (push down on brake to shift) shifters and saint/xt derailers

I will be doing 75%freeride and 25%DH racing

Does anybody have any pros/cons towards the duel control set up?

I want the most reliable, fast and crisp shifting, and strong, as well as modular braking.

P.S. if anyone wants a set of elcaminos for like 200, or almost any other part (parted out a bike), hit me up.
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Old 09-28-06, 06:14 PM   #2
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the SRAM 1:1 stuff shifts crisp and clean, and fast as well

i prefer my setup which is X.9 derailleur, X.0 trigger, and Grimeca brakes

so definately go SRAM, i love the way it operates and Juicy 7, those get rave reviews by the guys i know who have em
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Old 09-28-06, 06:30 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, XO is out of my price range.
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X.9 is good stuff, I had the x.9 trigger, but broke it in a crash
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The saint setup would be nice.
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Juicy 7/X9
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i just ordered x.7's ... i hope i didn't make the wrong decision by not getting the x.9's
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i just ordered x.7's ... i hope i didn't make the wrong decision by not getting the x.9's
I am on x7s, love em. Though I plan on going to x0s in the near future, for no other reason then because I can, and I have an awesome new frame to put them on(Rocky Mountain TSC)
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i just ordered x.7's ... i hope i didn't make the wrong decision by not getting the x.9's
I don't think you'll be dissapointed with the x.7 shifters. I use those and like them a lot.
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I have x7s now, but am disapointed w/ the shifting feel (they shift fine, but it seems like I need to push way to hard and far). I regularly get tuneups, so I know thats not the problem.

I have deores on my DJ bike and love them. I think they are way better than my x7s, and to top it off, they haven't had a tune up in 2 years.
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Old 10-03-06, 10:09 PM   #11
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Alright, I have 48 hrs to decide whether I sell my elcaminos and x7s and get the saint dual control, or keep my set up. I NEED ADVICE!!!
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