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Benefits of Mixing SRAM/Shimano components?

Old 11-22-11, 04:57 PM
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Benefits of Mixing SRAM/Shimano components?

I'm in the process of building my first road bike, and a buddy told me that a Shimano cassette and chain will SRAM everything else will shift smoother than an all SRAM group. Is this true? I am having trouble finding information that backs this claim.

More specifically, I am looking at SRAM Rival 10s shifters, Rival and/or Force front/rear derailleurs, SRAM crankset/chainrings, and Shimano cassette and chain.

It'd be easier for me to just buy SRAM everything, but since it looks like I'll be piecing the build together one part at a time I don't mind mixing and matching if it'll give me better performance.
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Shimano chains and cassettes are compatible with the same "speed" SRAM groups so there is no problem with that choice. As to "smoother shifting", that probably nothing you or any one else will be able to detect. They both work well.
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