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Old 04-19-08, 06:58 AM
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Another sram v shimano thread

A friend of mine recently got a new carbon scalpel and wants to swap some parts out. I have a scalpel as well but mine is a bit older. I have Deore XT hydro discs and dual control levers with an xtr front and rear derailluer. I have been curious about SRAM X-9 stuff for my RD. I really like how punchy and quick it feels. Should I buy an X-9 RD and trigger shifters as well as his juicy carbon brakes and levers and swap out some of my Shimano stuff. He also has a Fizik Aliante/ carbon controltech saddle/seatpost combo that he might part with I currently have a thomson elite with a nisene saddle. Thoughts?
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Old 04-19-08, 10:09 AM
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Seriously, anyone? I could be getting a great deal on some new parts because my friend is a shop mechanic. Just looking for a little feedback.
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Keep the Thompson.


X.9 stuff is nice. I prefer XT, but I'm not too popular b/c of it. Juicy's are the bomb. Easy to set up / maintain. Very powerful stoppers.
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Yeah I am considering the seat and saddle combo to suck up a little more of the vibrations. Also I am not a heavy guy (150lbs) so the carbon doesn't worry me. My friend is going to give me a price list today.
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Your questions relate to personal preference so you're going to have to decide on your own.
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Your questions relate to personal preference so you're going to have to decide on your own.
+1

(shimano is better though)
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Old 04-19-08, 01:27 PM
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Your questions relate to personal preference so you're going to have to decide on your own.
I suppose my question was whether this would be a worthy upgrade quality-wise. Is that to say an X-9 rear derailluer is equivalent in quality to an XTR? Are the juicy carbons better or more responsive than the XT's? I know this is ultimately a preference issue but I am looking for peoples' experiences with these products.
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It's like Campy vs. Shimano!



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Hypothetically X.9 would be about XT level, so no. But if the X.9 is a lot newer/less worn out it might perform better.
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It's like Campy vs. Shimano!



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CAM-PAG-NOLO!

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(shimano is better though)
I agree. (SRAM is better, though.) <--note the correct use of punctuation.
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Did I just get grammar copped? How pedantic.
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i like sram better and the zero travel loss stuff makes a really good fealing clicker. I also love my juicy brakes, although i don't have the carbons...

oh also i woudl say its way better than the stupid dual control, vs shimano rapid fire you can make a case, but vs dual control i would say no contest, w/e i hate on dual control (and shimano) thats what all the cool kids do rite?
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Did I just get grammar copped? How pedantic.
We're in campaigning mode so we have to put our best foot forward and point out the weaknesses of others. You and I both know that your writing skills are excellent, but you slipped or were just plain lazy. I just pointed it out so that the OP can make an informed decision.
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We're in campaigning mode so we have to put our best foot forward and point out the weaknesses of others. You and I both know that your writing skills are excellent, but you slipped or were just plain lazy. I just pointed it out so that the OP can make an informed decision.
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I just pointed it out so that the OP can make an informed decision.
Hopefully, the OP made his informed decision about 6 months ago.
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Hopefully, the OP made his informed decision about 6 months ago.
It's been a long campaign period.
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You and I both know that your writing skills are excellent, but you slipped or were just plain lazy.
Or there's always option 3 - I did it intentionally.
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Or there's always option 3 - I did it intentionally.
I write poorly all of the time on here just so I can try to fit in better. I failed miserably at PinkBike and MTBR - - could not get that bad.
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Or there's always option 3 - I did it intentionally.
Gasyro....causing reading problems on the forum.
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I'm voting for Gastro for president.
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gastro wouldn't need a vote, the TGMBG would just take control by force.
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Or there's always option 3 - I did it intentionally.
Ah, the old, "I don't respect the constituents" approach.
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