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    Help me understand the SRAM product series

    XX1, XX, X01, X1, GX, X9, X7, X5 . . .

    I visited the SRAM webpage and found it challenging to sort out the all their product series.

    I am an urban commuter, which series might be good for that type of riding?

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    The X5-X7 is probably fine for that duty use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    X5-X7 is probably fine for that duty use.
    That helps. For replacement equipment I'd have to move up to X9. I re-read the SRAM webpage and X5 and X7 are OEM only.

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    ^^^You can buy X5 and X7 aftermarket too. I have purchased 2 X7 r. derailleurs and an X5 shifter online for my kids' bike builds.
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    X5 has 9 or 10spd versions, while X7, X9, X0, XX are all 10spd groups, in ascending order of price/performance.

    GX, X1, X01, XX1 are all 11spd groups in ascending order of price/performance. To use the SRAM 11spd cassettes, you need a special freehub body. They are all 1x, except for GX, which has a 2x version with different derailleurs and crank.

    If SRAM has moved X5 and X7 into OEM-only (many online retailers DO sell OEM parts), then that's a good suggestion that SRAM is starting to phase out some of those 10spd groups. SRAM definitely does have too many component groups in active production.

    I'd stay away from 11spd groups at this point. Cassette prices are a bit steep for commuting purposes and the rather frequent replacement and harsh conditions they'll see.

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    No need for 11-speed on a commuter....9-speed is more than sufficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    No need for 11-speed on a commuter....9-speed is more than sufficient.
    agree with this too. 9, or even 8-speed SRAM X4 stuff will work for a commuter. If you want lighter weight with better quality shifts and long lasting components, I'd look at some x7 shifters and an x5 or x7 derailure. 10-speed x7 stuff isn't that much more expensive than 9-speed, and in some cases, aftermarket OEM 10-speed stuff can be cheaper than 9-speed stuff. Supply and demand. Must be a ton of excess 10-speed stuff out there, while the 9-speed stuff has hit a steady supply/demand point.
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    10-speed SRAM X5/X7 is dirt @#$#@ cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    X5 has 9 or 10spd versions, while X7, X9, X0, XX are all 10spd groups, in ascending order of price/performance.
    X7,X9 & X0 are available in 9-speed also, I run X9 mech and gripshifters, both 9-speed.The X9 seems bulletproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftballGuy View Post
    X7,X9 & X0 are available in 9-speed also, I run X9 mech and gripshifters, both 9-speed.The X9 seems bulletproof.
    Maybe as old stock. But current model stuff, no.

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    What is SRAM 3 Index Micro-index (front)? Is this one left hand click changes to a different chainring? Sorry for all the elementary questions, I've never owned SRAM twist shifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Maybe as old stock. But current model stuff, no.
    On srams website if you go to the different product pages x9 is still available in 9 spd but won't have a clutch

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