impatient of shimano dual contol!!! ALTERNATIVES?

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Mephisto
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by Mephisto

i guess i will dismis my shimano LX dual control brake-/shift levers soon,
because of their imprecise brake manner and the weight.
so i wanna buy standart shifters and have to decide, whether shimano or sram is better (also weight component)???

any advices would be helpful
:D

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by solite

Go for Sram. I converted to Sram from Shimano a while back and i've never looked back. :) Much better shifting quality and feel. If you've got deep enough pockets go for XO :wink:
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Mephisto
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by Mephisto

thx for advice. are the sram xo shifters compatible to other shimano components?

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by Lukas Koukal

No. Sram works with 1:1 pull ratio, Shimano is 1:2. Sram makes some Shimano compatible shifters, but it´s not the best option. If you go with X.0 grips or triggers, Sram der. is a must. (rear only, FDs are compatible)
I used to care, now I take a pill for that.

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by grover

Depends on how much money you want to spend.

If you want to do it cheaper I highly recommend you try some SRAM Rocket Gripshifters - the rocket model shifters are compatible with shimano derailleurs. If you are sure you want triggers then get Rocket Triggers. The gripshift is lighter and does wonders for shimano derailleurs.

If you've got lots of money - get X.0 triggers or gripshift and an x.0 rear derailleur.

Levers wise, not much money just get avid fr-5, lots of money - the options are limitless - avid sd ultimate, extralite. Unless you've got hydro discs in which case, not much money = just buy some shimano hydro levers and reconnect. If you've got lots of money buy some nice weight weenie brakes like marta's or hope mono mini's.

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by Gambo2166

The x-9 set up works great too.

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by mpap89

i recently switched from xtr dual control to sram x0 rear and x9 shifters. i also got deore levers for my xtr calipers. the deores are structually the same exact thing as the lx and xt. i got my from aebikes.com. they were pretty cheap. like 30-40 bucks i think. i think it was one of the best bike decisions i have made to date.
go sram

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castle greyskull
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by castle greyskull

try this:

Paul thumbies with either 9spd or 10spd bar-endshifters

http://www.paulcomp.com/thumbmtn.html

light!


cheers

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Mephisto
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by Mephisto

thx for your great advices, guys, you helped me a lot :P
i guess i will go for sram like many of you advised me.
(maybe xo shifters and x9 der. )
i wonder how much weight i'll lose with this change :wink: ?

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castle greyskull
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by castle greyskull

o.k....for some reason I can't leave this topic alone...

Paul Thumbies + 9/10spd shifter = 115 grams

XO trigger = 224 grams

XO shorty twist = 170 grams

did I mention 10spd?
did I mention KICK A S S!
did I mention BAD A S S !

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by mpap89

some people just aren't into the whole thumb thing.

on the subject of weight, i have spent hours trying to figure out how much weight i would be saving or gaining. in the end just be happy that your bike works now. once you shift for the first time you know you are in love.

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do the thumshifters only include the mounts? so you have to buy the thumb shifters also?

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by castle greyskull

yes, you must buy the shifters as well.

still.... the thumb is what distinguishes us from fish, use them!

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