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SRAM and Shimano have different pull ratios for their rear derailleurs,so the shifters must match. SRAM makes shifters for both,Shimano only makes shifters for their stuff. If your bike has Shimano derailleurs,you need Shimano-compatible shifters. There are other companies like Microshift and Sunrace that also make Shimano-compatible twistys.

Originally Posted by DeadGrandpa View Post
since my Safari came with a 10 speed shifter on a 9 speed cassette, and it works great - except that the last position won't get me that 10th cog.
Wat? That shouldn't be,the shifters should match the rear cluster(there are double/triple compatible front shifters). I ditched the twistys on my Safari for SRAM Attack triggers a week after I bought it. 10k+ miles in all weather and zero issues.

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