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    Which part would help inproves shifting the most?

    I'm contemplating changing some parts to improve front shifting on my bike. The current combination is Shimano Alivio FR and SRAM SX-5 shifter.

    In general, swapping out which part would improve shifting reliability and gives short throw? Both is probably the best answer but I just wonder which one.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Deraileur.
    Agreed. After that maybe new nice cables and housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm94 View Post
    I'm contemplating changing some parts to improve front shifting on my bike. The current combination is Shimano Alivio FR and SRAM SX-5 shifter.

    In general, swapping out which part would improve shifting reliability and gives short throw? Both is probably the best answer but I just wonder which one.

    Thanks.
    I had no complaints with my SRAM X Gen on the Cannondale, and have no complaints currently with my X7 FR w/ X9 shifters. Crisp, clean, short throws, and not the most expensive.

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