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    SRAM / Shimano compatablity?

    Are the X9 SRAM shifters and X9 rear derailer 100% compatable with an LX cassette and HG73 chain?

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    The only thing you need to watch for in terms of compatibility between SRAM and Shimano are the shifter/derailleur combos (SRAM derailleurs require a different cable pull ratio; SRAM also makes shifters that work with Shimano derailleurs).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC Hunter
    Are the X9 SRAM shifters and X9 rear derailer 100% compatable with an LX cassette and HG73 chain?
    Yeah, should be fine (provided you're talking about a 9 spd LX cassette and the HG73 is a 9 spd chain).

    Like Bikinfoolferlife said, the bigger compatibility issue is shifter/derailleur. X-9 shifters work with X-9 and other SRAM rear derailleurs with a 1:1 ratio.

    Attack & Rocket shifters work with Shimano rear derailleurs (and others that use a 2:1 ratio), but not SRAM.

    A SRAM 9 spd chain will work on a shimano 9 spd cassette and vice versa.

    All that said, see my post above re: X-9 before you buy (unless it's too late!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC Hunter
    Are the X9 SRAM shifters and X9 rear derailer 100% compatable with an LX cassette and HG73 chain?
    Seems so.

    I've just installed X7 triggers/derailleur, and they're working fine with the LX cassette and SRAM chain.

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