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Old 05-20-16, 10:55 AM
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Mixing SRAM and Shimano

Hi guys.
I was just wondering if using a SRAM chain on Shimano chainrings, cassette and dérailleur will make significantly more noise than a Shimano chain will. Is there much difference between them?
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A SRAM chain will work just fine. Many of us forego OEM chains from Shimano and Campagnolo because a chain from SRAM, KMC, or Wippermann will work just as well and come with a convenient connecting link.
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I've used SRAM chains on Shimano before and it works fine. I think KMC tends to be smoother and quieter, but don't have any tests to back that up.
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Originally Posted by Bloodshot View Post
Hi guys.
I was just wondering if using a SRAM chain on Shimano chainrings, cassette and dérailleur will make significantly more noise than a Shimano chain will. Is there much difference between them?
Thanks
It'll work fine. That said, I prefer KMC or Shimano chains to SRAM, so if you haven't purchased yet...
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Thanks for the input, guys.
Much appreciated.
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