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    question on SRAM brake/shift levers; anybody mix and match with s900 brake levers?

    so the time has come to replace my old 9 speed ultegra shift/brake levers on my cross bike. i went to a 1x9 a while back and dont plan on going back to a double front setup. with that in mind i dont feel like wasting all that money buying a set of shift/brake levers only to be using the right side.

    I was wondering if anybody has bought a right shift/lever (rival/force/apex) and matched it with a left s900 single speed lever? they look similar in pictures but i was wondering if they were indeed the same feel or at least close enough.

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    They are identical in shape and feel.. Except the s900 lever arm is aluminum vs the carbon ones on rival and above.. but yes they are identical.

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    That's how my Chili Con Crosso came stock. Rival and S900. Both carbon. The S500 is aluminum. They feel the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker View Post
    That's how my Chili Con Crosso came stock. Rival and S900. Both carbon. The S500 is aluminum. They feel the same.
    Excellent news! Thanks guys!

    Now it's time to sell a kidney to update my cx bike lol
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    Haha, I always love the asymmetric look of the cross bikes. I am going to build mine in a bit and I'm debating whether I want to go 2x10 or 1x10. Either way it will be full SRAM and Avid components though.
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    I took my big ring off after I stabbed my calf on the teeth. I put a BBG bash ring on instead.

    I say 1x10.
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    Ill use one of these on my 1x10 cross build in the spring. The SSer in me doesnt wasnt a double!
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