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    Shimano/SRAM Compatabilty

    My crank requires shimano chains and I am thinking of upgrading to a SRAM 9-speed system. My question is whether a shimano chain can work with a SRAM cassette? Also, I remember reading that when you replace a chain you should also replace the chain rings, is this true? Thanks for your help.

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    Why does it require a shimano chain? A chain is a chain, 9 speed is 9 speed. If you want to use a Shimano, SRAM, Wipperman or KMC chain they will all work as long as they are all 9 speed.

    If you've put a bunch of miles on your chainrings, it couldn't hurt to swap them out either.

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    There is a sticker on the largest chainring that says, "Shimano IG Chains Only". So, do i need a Shimano IG chain? If so, will the shimano ig chain work on the sram casette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP Page
    There is a sticker on the largest chainring that says, "Shimano IG Chains Only". So, do i need a Shimano IG chain? If so, will the shimano ig chain work on the sram casette?

    As robdamanii said, you can use any brand 9spd chain on SRAM or Shimano 9spd drivetrains.

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    Thanks for the help. Is there a reason they designate the IG chain on the chainring? Is it something for 8-speed only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP Page
    Thanks for the help. Is there a reason they designate the IG chain on the chainring? Is it something for 8-speed only?
    so you would buy shimano chains and they can make even more money...

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