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    SRAM/Shimano mix

    Will my Shimano shifters work with the new sram xx? i.e. could I get away with buying the back block, front rings and mechs only?

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    Re: SRAM/Shimano mix

    no because the two have a diffrent way of shifting or something like that. so you would have to have some sram shifters to work with a sram mech
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    Re: SRAM/Shimano mix

    yeh i pretty sure they're not compatible, i think you can buy relatively cheap sram shifters though (but who wants that?) and they'd work.
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    Re: SRAM/Shimano mix

    The whole point of XX is that it's a completely new 20 speed system. 10 rear gears on a 1:1 pull ratio and 2 front rings and you have to buy the whole lot.(Shimano have had an 18 speed version out for about 2 years now)
    It's aimed at racers not recreational riders, and if you need to ask if it's for you, then you don't need it.
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    if you need to ask if it's for you, then you don't need it.
    Eloquently put!
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    Re: SRAM/Shimano mix

    no
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    Re: SRAM/Shimano mix

    Okay, so maybee I am not so good or brilliant to have SRAM etc as I had to ask about it- I am just not woth it.
    Anyway, I have an XT triple. Do I just take the big ring off, stick a bash guard on and put a double front mech on if I want two rings up front only?
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    Re: SRAM/Shimano mix

    I also can't spell or tipe.

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    Re: SRAM/Shimano mix

    LMAO!!

    You don't need a new front mech if you're converting from triple to double, just wind the H adjuster screw in so that it prevents the cage moving any further than the middle ring. Then yea, basically rip off the outer ring, bang on a bash guard and away you go.
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