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  1. #1
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    Shimano SRAM component mix

    Couple of questions...

    I have X7 shifters. Can I use them with Shimano rear mechs? I suspect not as they have a different actuation ration.. is that correct?

    Also I have a SRAM rear cassette and chain. Can I use that with a Shimano rear mech without issue?

    Any help appreciated.

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    Some answers

    You are correct that the Shimano rear derailleur is not compatible with your X.7 shifters. You will need to purchase a SRAM 1:1 ratio derailleur. You can use the SRAM cassette and chain with either SRAM or shimano components to include the Shimano rear derailleur.

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    Bob got it right, but I wanted to mention that a front Shimano derailleur would work fine with a SRAM shifter.
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    Those other guys were right. I just wanted to mention that SRAM makes Shimano compatible (2:1) shifters in their Attack line. Though, it would be more desirable to just get a SRAM derailleur as the 1:1 stuff stays in adjustment better.

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