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    SRAM or SHIMANO shifters?

    Which do you prefer and why?

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    SRAM, because.

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    SHIMANO,because.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bank5 View Post
    Which do you prefer and why?
    both work fine...I like the Sram grip shifts because it gives me a fist full of gears at a flick...

    just don't mix Sram and Shimano shifters with incompatible rear derailleurs

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    sram - thumbshift means i dont have to take my finger off the brake

    although new release shimano shifters do the same now, so that's all moot until i try them
    That's a lie.

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    What kind of deraileur do you have?

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    SRAM

    Because I get fun UPS packages from them randomly.
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    The question should be SRAM vs SHIMANO deraillure. That will then determine the shifters

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    Quote Originally Posted by bank5 View Post
    Which do you prefer and why?
    SRAM.

    they are simply a step above...kind of the same way that Campagnolo is a step above as well.


    it's hard, sometimes reality sucks.

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    mtnbiker66 -- "this thread rocks hard!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
    SRAM.

    they are simply a step above...
    Did you ever think you'd live to see the day that something spawned by Sachs would become synonymous with excellent shifting?

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    SHIMANO, 'cause it has the dual-shifty thing going. That said, 50% of my bikes are SS, and the road bike is Campy... I really like SRAM chains and Avid brakes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    I really like SRAM chains and Avid brakes...
    Pro Tip- If you don't get this post, SRAM owns Avid, along with Rock Shox, Truvativ, and PitStop.

    Tschau.

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    Neither.
    I much prefer the old SunTour XC Pro thumb shifters. They Rock!!!

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    SRAM X0 shifters hands down. XO makes for extremely quick shifts and mine have never missed a beat yet. I don't like the way Shimano incorporated the shifting with the brake lever. It felt way to loose and junky feeling to me.

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    Friction shifting, FTW!
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    Whichever is on sale!!!!!
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    SRAM, because you only have to use your thumbs, leaving your other fingers for the brakes. And I like their 1:1 shifting ratio

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    I don't like dual thumb shifters. I like having a choice. Shimano XT/XTR

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    Everyone who didn't pick SRAM is stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
    mtnbiker66 -- "this thread rocks hard!"
    ......and it's awesome!
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    SRAM

    Because I get fun UPS packages from them randomly.
    Best, response, evar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    Everyone who didn't pick SRAM is stupid.
    SHRAM is the SUCK


    (except for Codes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    SHRAM is the SUCK
    Didn't he have a band named the Pharaohs?

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    meh Specialized sucks.

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