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Need your opinion: SRAM 10 speed shifter with 9 speed system

Old 05-26-18, 10:59 AM
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Need your opinion: SRAM 10 speed shifter with 9 speed system

Hello everybody!
I've been slowly upgrading my old 2x9 speed and now that my SRAM gripshifts have worn out and their grips have become rather nasty, I am looking for replacement shifters, triggers this time.
My question is as follows: since I have a SRAM X9 9 speed derailleur and cassette and it is very hard to find SRAM 2x9 shifters that are also matchmaker compatible, I figured maybe I could use a 10 speed shifter from SRAM, for example, an X7, X9 or X0. After all, SRAM shifters have the same cable pull (as far as I understand) and I could simply adjust my gears so that the derailleur ignored the extra click and I wouldn't drop the chain accidentally. Also, that would provide with a window of opportunity for future upgrades.
How do you think? Could it work? Has anybody tried anything like that?
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Old 05-28-18, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by spircix View Post
Hello everybody!
I've been slowly upgrading my old 2x9 speed and now that my SRAM gripshifts have worn out and their grips have become rather nasty, I am looking for replacement shifters, triggers this time.
My question is as follows: since I have a SRAM X9 9 speed derailleur and cassette and it is very hard to find SRAM 2x9 shifters that are also matchmaker compatible, I figured maybe I could use a 10 speed shifter from SRAM, for example, an X7, X9 or X0. After all, SRAM shifters have the same cable pull (as far as I understand) and I could simply adjust my gears so that the derailleur ignored the extra click and I wouldn't drop the chain accidentally. Also, that would provide with a window of opportunity for future upgrades.
How do you think? Could it work? Has anybody tried anything like that?
I am pretty sure this will not work. SRAM 9 and 10 speed mtb shifters do not pull the same amount of cable per shift. 9 pulls ~4.0mm per shift, 10 pulls ~3.1mm per shift.
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Old 05-28-18, 12:25 AM
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+1. It won't work.
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Old 05-28-18, 10:03 AM
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Thank you, Kapusta and Kontact!
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