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Frankenstein Shifting Scenario. Will it work?

Old 06-05-11, 12:58 PM
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Frankenstein Shifting Scenario. Will it work?

Rival X.9 Frankenstein Shifting Setup
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I'm moving from a 2x10 Rival Group to a 2x9 X.9 group and I'm wondering if I can keep my left Rival road shifter, and just mount a right x.9 trigger shifter and keep my road bars (instead of swapping out for a flat bar and replacing both shifters). I

I know that the X.9 and Rival groups are both compatible with each others R/F derailleurs, so that shouldn't be a problem ( I am obviously installing a 9 Speed X.9 rear derailleur and 9 sp cassette). However, I've never seen a setup with a Left Rival Road Shifter and a Right Trigger X.9 Shifter before.

Even though The Rival is a 10 speed setup, the Left Shifter is just controlling the front derailleur right? So it shouldn't matter that I am going to a 9 sp since I am going from a double (10 speed) to a double (9 speed)?

Also, on SRAMs website, they don't list if the X.9 Trigger Shifters are 2x9 or 3x9. Does it matter? What would happen if I put 3x9 shifters on a 2x9 drivetrain? Would it just click when it hit the third position and nothing would happen?

Apologies in advance if I'm thinking like a newb and have missed something completely obvious.

Thanks for your insight.
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What do you hope to achieve by doing this?

Road and MTB bar diameters for mounting levers are different, so this probably will not work.
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This sounds like a really expensive and cobbled together way to do what could be done simply with an Apex or XX cassette and RD.
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Thanks for the replies, but the setup I have is what I have. Will what I am proposing work. Thanks.
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I've already worked around the mounting issues and have all the parts except a rear x.9 shifter. I don't want to buy anything else if I don't have to.

Will what I am proposing work or not? Thanks
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