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Old 05-25-15, 07:24 AM
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changing out shifters

I have revo-twist shfters on my cannondale adventure 2 24 speed.
I want to change over to shimano or sram rapid fire type
Is this a complicated procedure?
Are the Shimano's really better than the srams?
thanks
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Originally Posted by avidone1
I have revo-twist shfters on my cannondale adventure 2 24 speed.
I want to change over to shimano or sram rapid fire type
Is this a complicated procedure?
Are the Shimano's really better than the srams?
thanks
Your shifters have to be compatible with your derailleurs. If you have Shimano derailleurs, you need Shimano compatible shifters. If your derailleurs were made by SRAM, you need SRAM shifters
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& SRAM has made 2 different pull distance grip shifters with a particular RD to Match.

turning the job over to a bike shop will simplify the job for you..


First, unlike this forum, they can see what you have to work with..
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Originally Posted by alcjphil
Your shifters have to be compatible with your derailleurs. If you have Shimano derailleurs, you need Shimano compatible shifters. If your derailleurs were made by SRAM, you need SRAM shifters
Mostly but not entirely true as SRAM Attack series shifters are Shimano compatible. SRAM also makes Shimano compatible derailers. Triple FD/shifters are evaporating though. Quality wise
SRAM and Shimano are similar, but both have a wide range of selection, some of which perform better.
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Originally Posted by sch
Mostly but not entirely true as SRAM Attack series shifters are Shimano compatible. SRAM also makes Shimano compatible derailers. Triple FD/shifters are evaporating though. Quality wise
SRAM and Shimano are similar, but both have a wide range of selection, some of which perform better.
which part isn't true? If I say you need Shimano COMPATIBLE shifters that doesn't mean they couldn't be made by SRAM

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which part isn't true? If I say you need Shimano COMPATIBLE shifters that doesn't mean they couldn't be made by SRAM
You stand correct. sch apparently misread what you posted.
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Originally Posted by sch
Mostly but not entirely true as SRAM Attack series shifters are Shimano compatible. SRAM also makes Shimano compatible derailers.
SRAM shifters with names (Attack, Rocket, etc.) are Shimano-compatible, the numbered ones (X11, X5, etc.) are not.

I dislike twist shifters too, I like these Shimano trigger shifters, myself: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Altu...item33a2453cea. They come complete with cables and are easy to install.
Microshift also make Shimano-compatible shifters: microSHIFT -The best control system

Use the Park instructions to set them up:Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Front Derailleur Adjustments Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Rear Derailler Adjustments (derailleur)
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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr
I dislike twist shifters too, I like these Shimano trigger shifters, myself...
I'm not a fan of grip shifters, either, and have used those exact same Shimano M310 shifters to replace 'em. I'll second the recommendation.
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Originally Posted by avidone1
I have revo-twist shfters on my cannondale adventure 2 24 speed.
I want to change over to shimano or sram rapid fire type
Is this a complicated procedure?
Are the Shimano's really better than the srams?
thanks
IF you are going to change the shifters, you might consider adding a new cassette & chain and go 9 speed.
9 speed cassettes come in a much wider variety of gear combinations than 8.

You have a Shimano drive train now.
Staying with Shimano will avoid any potential conflicts.
Probably a better deal on price too.
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