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    need some help

    Hi all. first post for me inthis forum.

    The current setup that I have is a sram x.9 rear derailleur and sram pg1050 cassete.
    with this components in mind, can I install shimano XT or XTR?
    or do I have to change the cassete and derailleur.
    The bike is a 2011 trek fuel EX9.7

    thanks in advance for the help.

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    What XT/XTR components do you want to install?

    I prefer to have all drivetrain components from one group (full SLX), but you can mix and match as long as you use all 8/9/10 speed components on your respective drivetrain
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    just the shifters, I want to use XT shifters instead of the sram.
    sorry I did not clarify that.

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    I have found that using Shimano shifters w/sram or vise versa is perfectly workable but it sometimes takes a little more babying when you mix up the different brand components. I do a lot of weird custom builds with old parts though so with all the new stuff using shimano shifters with sram derailleurs shouldn't be a big problem. Get some other opinions though!!!
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    thanks for teh reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnj2011
    just the shifters, I want to use XT shifters instead of the sram.
    sorry I did not clarify that.
    No, you can not mix Shimano shifters with SRAM derailleurs.
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    the front will work but the rear will not.

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    So i will have to get the whole set up from shimano in case I wanted to change it?

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    To elaborate on the above posts, SRAM uses 1:1 ratio for their rear shifters/derailleurs and Shimano uses a 2:1 ratio. Because of this you must match your rear derailleur and shifter brand. The front derailleurs are interchangable though. So if you want Shimano shifters you need to change your rear derailleur.

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    Do you know of anyone that has done this? not to say that any of you are wrong but since I'm getting different sugestions maybe there is someone that has done this before that could give me an actual answer.
    thanks to all of you for your help

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    I have used sram shifters on both front and rear Shimano derailleurs on two bikes but they were 05' bikes maybe it has changed......? I am not a pro but it worked great after some babying.

    You should probably go with the same company for drive train considering what the others said, like I said I;m NOT pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeltDH
    I have used sram shifters on both front and rear Shimano derailleurs on two bikes but they were 05' bikes maybe it has changed......?
    SRAM does make a line of shifters compatible with Shimano derailleurs. It is SRAM's "Attack" lineup. But in the nine-speed world, you cannot go the other way; you cannot run a Shimano shifter with a SRAM rear derailleur.

    The OP is running 10-speed. I don't know enough about 10-speed to comment on compatibility between brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
    SRAM does make a line of shifters compatible with Shimano derailleurs. It is SRAM's "Attack" lineup. But in the nine-speed world, you cannot go the other way; you cannot run a Shimano shifter with a SRAM rear derailleur.

    The OP is running 10-speed. I don't know enough about 10-speed to comment on compatibility between brands.
    Can not mix 9 and 10 speed, even of the same brand.
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    Misinformation being spit out. Listen to the people who said it won't work, because it won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Can not mix 9 and 10 speed, even of the same brand.
    No one said you could, I actually said you can;t in my first post
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeltDH
    No one said you could, I actually said you can;t in my first post
    1. I was replying to another post. Note the quote.

    2. No, you did not.
    Quote Originally Posted by FeltDH
    I prefer to have all drivetrain components from one group (full SLX), but you can mix and match as long as you use all 8/9/10 speed components on your respective drivetrain
    That is not exactly clear. Several of your other replies are misleading at best.
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