Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    97

    Matchmaker X Questions

    I have the following components:

    2010 SRAM X9 shifters (2 x 10)
    2009 Avid Elixir CR Mag disc brakes
    2011 Rockshox Reba RLT 29er fork w/ Pushloc

    I am trying to understand if the Matchmaker X component can integrate this combination of shifters / brakes / remote lockout fully. I haven't been able to find a manual on the SRAM site.

    Specifically, it is unclear to me if Matchmaker X works with the 2010 X9 shifters, and whether or not the Pushloc remote works with Matchmaker X (either directly, or possibly via an 'adapter knuckle').

    Advice?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tiffster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,072
    No, that setup wont work.

    The matchmaker X only works on new Avid brakes with a single bolt lever style, your brakes will have two bots attachting the clamp to the bar right ?

    Matchmaker X will work with 2010 x9 shifters but it's a null point as it wont work on your brakes.

    The pushloc isn't compatible either im afraid.

    You could use the older style matchmaker for two bolt brakes and just have the pushloc mounted beside it.

  3. #3
    COTA member
    Reputation: Dry Side's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    921
    I don't recommend the Matchmaker (non X version) as its a very thin easily breakable aluminum piece. I broke two and went back to individual clamps for the brake levers and shifters.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    68
    Does anyone know if the Reverb clamp can just be bolted back onto the bar once the Avid/Sram brakes have been replaced? I want to change to XT but retain the Reverb that came on the bike with the Matchmaker X system and Elixir 7's.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tiffster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,072
    Yes it can.

  6. #6
    aka Willy Vanilly
    Reputation: will8250's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    484
    I'm not sure why this is confusing me but it is...

    I'm looking at a pair of Elixir 9's (supposedly Matchmaker compatible) to pair with my 2012 Reverb (supposedly Matchmaker X compatible) to bring the Reverb remote out toward my thumb (using Gripshift is not helping in this case).

    Will it work or would I be wasting money?
    Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
    E. F. Schumacher

    sXe

  7. #7
    aka Willy Vanilly
    Reputation: will8250's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    484
    Anyone?
    Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
    E. F. Schumacher

    sXe

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,605
    Quote Originally Posted by will8250 View Post
    I'm not sure why this is confusing me but it is...

    I'm looking at a pair of Elixir 9's (supposedly Matchmaker compatible) to pair with my 2012 Reverb (supposedly Matchmaker X compatible) to bring the Reverb remote out toward my thumb (using Gripshift is not helping in this case).

    Will it work or would I be wasting money?
    The reverb remote will mesh with the Elixer 9 clamps - whether that will bring it closer to your thumb depends on how far in or out you run your brake levers. I have my Elixer X0 Trails set up for 1 finger braking with the match maker X clamp that came with the brakes. I have my X7 shifters mounted via the inboard hole to push them out closer to my thumbs. If I had a remote seat post or fork lock out, it would be a bit of a stretch for me to reach it with my thumb.

Similar Threads

  1. Just got used Giant XtC 2, got some questions...
    By nmilsaps in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 11-19-2012, 09:35 PM
  2. New guy questions...
    By jtrux in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-21-2012, 12:20 PM
  3. 960 XTR 2x9 questions
    By JMac47 in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-14-2012, 09:32 AM
  4. Fork and Component questions!
    By activ3 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-13-2012, 07:45 AM
  5. Bashguard questions - help
    By KVW in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-09-2012, 04:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •