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Transitioning to Mountain Biking! Need a first bike!

Old 09-07-13, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by DX-MAN View Post
REALLY? Are you basing that on Deore being 9-speed and X.4 being 8-speed? Deceptive. X.4's reliability is every bit as good, where it counts.

I put X.4 on my daughter's new bike, to replace Deore triggers, as I find SRAM's system to be superior to Shimano; she loves the setup. I'm satisfied with its performance, as well -- to the point of considering it for my own retro-conversion. My Kona has been equipped with X.9 9-speed since I built it up, nearly 2 years ago. X.9 is wonderful, but comes in 9- and 10-speed, which I have come to suspect. So, by next spring, I'll be rolling 8-speed again, with X.4 triggers. I've broken ONE 8-speed between 1994 and 2007, and 4 9-speed chains since. I'm done.
Nope, I was reading online and many people said it was above a level or two above X4.
BTW the bike came with a SLX rear derailleur which is definitely a level above X4.

Don't bash me man, this my my first MTB, how the hell am I supposed to know?

From many of the reviews I read online people were comparing X5 to Deore and X7 to SLX so that is why I posted that.
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So, did you take it out on your first trail yet?
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