HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:11 pm
Posts: 221
Location: Columbus, Ohio
I want to upgrade the drivetrain on my wife's CAAD 9 on a budget, so the two components that I've already upgraded (2010 Cannondale - Red cranks with powerglide chainrings and 2011 Red brake calipers) must stay; but the Rival shifter/levers, front & rear derailleurs can go and the chain, cassette and cables will be replaced when needed. I've read the VeloNews article on Red reverse compatibility and searched this forum for threads, but still want your advice/experience on how I can mix/match either SRAM or Shimano shifters and derailleurs to get the best performance for the $. Can't afford the new Red but can afford used 'older' version of Red (pre-2012; pre-Yaw, etc.). Should I simply stay with the older Red or is it better to mix some used Shimano (Ultegra 6700?) which might be a bit less expensive?

Thanks for the insights.

John

_________________
Wilier Cento Uno, 13.25 lbs / 6.01 kilograms
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=95887


Last edited by Fourthbook on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:14 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:45 am
Posts: 55
I can't comment on any compatibility regarding shifters and RD however I would not recommend the Red FD, save your pennies and get a Force (Steel cage) as the stiffer cage gives better shifting. The new Yaw FD will work with the older shifters however it does make the trimming function redundant. The new YAW FD is a big improvement and maybe worth the extra cost.

I have not done it but I believe you can use Shimano FD as well.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:14 am 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 49 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. 10 spd SRAM rings with 11 speed shimano drivetrain

in Road

dmoneysworks

4

443

Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:26 pm

dcpdpayne View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Drivetrain feels weird/Dereailleur skipping?

in Road

Kermithimself

6

405

Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:39 pm

Kermithimself View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. replacement crank decals? Or sprucing up a plain crank

in Road

davidalone

2

659

Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:52 am

davidalone View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Quarq upgrade, what to do...

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

audiojan

19

1209

Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:54 pm

boysa View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Di2 upgrade and frame modification

in Road

naylor343

8

600

Sat May 10, 2014 5:18 am

afalts View the latest post


It is currently Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:50 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB