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Old 05-31-09, 07:48 PM   #1
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SRAM Rival // Jtek Shiftmate // IRD Cassette // Ultegra Long Cage RD

Short story is that we did a training ride over two of the five deathride passes on Friday. I am running a 12-26 SRAM cassette with Rival RD. I've been waiting to install the 11-28 cassette until a bit closer to the ride but after Friday, I am looking for options to get a lower gear.

Has anybody done this but with Rival brifters, a shiftmate from Jtek, and a 11-34 IRD cassette?

FWIW, I am running a compact double (34/50).

I also looked at the new SRAM XX stuff which looks to be a somewhat more 'clean' solution. I don't know if I will be able to get my hands on it soon enough for the deathride. I also looked at a triple but I absolutely am uncomfortable with the Shimano brifters.


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The thread title mentions an Ultegra RD. I expect that a road RD won't be able to clear the 34 tooth cassette cog. You will need an MTB RD for that.
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