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    SRAM Force rear deraileur on a MTB?

    Would a SRAM Force rear deraileur work on a mountain bike - using SL-M760 shifters?? My best understanding of the rear der. is that it is just a spring taking up the slack given out or taken up by the shifters. BTW, I'm interested because they are light. I currently use a Dura-Ace rear der.
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    SRAM uses a different pull ratio than Shimano. So Shimano shifters will not work. Though both the SRAM road and mountain derailleurs claim a 1:1 pull ratio, they are slightly different.

    Why not use s x.9 or a x.0? They're both available in different cage lengths.

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    lighter and cheaper

    As is typical, the Force RD is lighter and less expensive than the X.O. Same deal with Dura-Ace and XTR.

    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    SRAM uses a different pull ratio than Shimano. So Shimano shifters will not work. Though both the SRAM road and mountain derailleurs claim a 1:1 pull ratio, they are slightly different.

    Why not use s x.9 or a x.0? They're both available in different cage lengths.
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    Will not work. SRAM road and mtb derailleurs are not interchangeable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motivated
    As is typical, the Force RD is lighter and less expensive ...
    Also may have reliability issues- check out roadbikereview.com there is are threads on SRAM road derailluers having a piece of the composite body break and the tension spring for the cage unwinds itself sending the cage into the spokes.
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