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    Dear Shimano,

    Dear Shimano,

    Ever since mountain bikes came painted in neon colors and 7 speeds were all it took to make a bike fast, I have been a loyal and faithful customer. XT, LX, Deore... I have loved them all. In the last year I have had a change of heart. I promise it's not you, it's me. You have done nothing wrong; I have just grown apart. It all started last year when I swapped you out on my hardtail for a x.9 combo. It just shifted fast and confidently. I liked it so much, I transferred it over to my FS which I ride more often. This summer I found a killer deal on another x.9 combo and installed it on my hardtail. I am in love with another drivetrain.

    Don't worry, we can still be friends- my full Ultegra road bike will remain under your label (even though it's true I have rode it 3 times this year). And also your pedal are great.

    Regretfully,

    G. Monkey

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    Cheating *****!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grudgemonkey View Post
    . . . I have just grown apart . . . .
    Owww - - does it hurt?

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    I love SRAM components in the MTB world. So much that I would have gone SRAM on my new road bike the budget permitted, but stuck with Shimano for price
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    I love SRAM too. I have 9.0SL on my Cove- it was so faster than the brand new XT/LX mix on my Fisher. I'm sticking some x.0 grip shifters on there soon- those things look amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Owww - - does it hurt?
    This is a PG-13 forum. I won't go there.

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    I wish Campy still made mtn bike parts...
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    Where's Gastro, doesn't he love SRAM stuff too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    I wish Campy still made mtn bike parts...


    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=428922

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=427298
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    The bike I have now (1-1/2 years old and going strong) has no shim on it at all...just the way I want it. I have completely fallen out of love with the brand; the only shim I will allow on any future bike would be XTR cables and one of the front derailleurs.

    SRAM rocks!

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