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SRAM shifters with shimano FD?

Old 07-03-15, 06:30 PM
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SRAM shifters with shimano FD?

Currently have a force22 groupset on my caad and currently not happy with the FD. Either the chain will throw off or it just won't shift to the big ring. I find myself getting it tuned at least once a month. Never had this issue with my 105.

Will there be any issue if I run an ultra 6800 FD with sram shifters?
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Old 07-03-15, 06:42 PM
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FD-6800 will work fine, but FWIW, I haven't had any issues with Force 22 FDs (much unlike the previous SRAM FDs). Are you sure the limit screws and cable tension are properly set?
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Isn't Force 22 the Yaw FD? I thought that was the SRAM FD that was actually supposed to work. I have only had experience with Apex and Rival and could never get consistent shifts out of those
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I've gone to 3 different bike shops and still have not solved the problem. It's just a little frustrating after a big climb and taking a good minute to get the chain up on the big chainring
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Originally Posted by mrtrinh View Post
I've gone to 3 different bike shops and still have not solved the problem. It's just a little frustrating after a big climb and taking a good minute to get the chain up on the big chainring
Same problem I had with Apex and my friend has with his Rival. Get to the top of a big climb and ride in circles trying to get into the big ring before defending. Sad thing is my friend just sold his Rival bike and bought a bike with 9 speed Sora and he raves about how that is night and day better than the Rival FD...i.e. He can shift 100% of the time. Of course SRAM has admitted their shortcomings by introducing the new 1x11 road group
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Originally Posted by mrtrinh View Post
I've gone to 3 different bike shops and still have not solved the problem. It's just a little frustrating after a big climb and taking a good minute to get the chain up on the big chainring
Also fun is seeing the big hill getting mighty close while you struggle to get the chain down to the small ring.
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I had a Red FD poop out and I replaced it with a DA 7700 as a temporary fix. That was 2 years ago. Never missed a shift, never dropped a chain. It's perfect.

I'm sure a 6800 will work just as well, if installed and adjusted properly.
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Weird. I used to have a Force FD... I dropped chains on that thing all the time, until I finally sat down and tuned the thing right. Now I have a Red FD (the yaw one) and I have never, not once dropped a chain or missed a shift, and it's pretty immediate too.

The old titanium red FD were flexy and shifted poorly but nothing you get these days should exhibit those symptoms. Maybe you need a better mechanic.
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SRAM's yaw FD's aren't set up like other brand FD's. If your shop mechanics aren't RTFM, they aren't doing it right.
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SRAM's yaw FD's aren't set up like other brand FD's. If your shop mechanics aren't RTFM, they aren't doing it right.
This. It's a bit to get right. But once it is set up correctly, the shifting is excellent.
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