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    '07 sram kits at bluesky

    blueskycycling.com has some pretty good deals on 2007 sram x-7 and x-9 level kits. If you need everything that is included, it's alot cheaper than buying each item piece by piece, particularly for the current model year.

    x-7 $365
    bb7 F&R w/ levers, x-7 rd, x-gen fd, 990 cassette, 991 chain, X-7 shifters
    http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc..._Combo_Kit.htm

    x-9 $785
    juicy 7's, xt 760 crankset, x-9 shifters, fd, rd, 990 cassette, 991 chain
    http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc..._Combo_Kit.htm

    Also note that for both kits the cassette and chain are top of the line sram 990's. X-gen fd is cheap, but the best fd I've ever used.

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    best fd...

    i tried sram x-gen fd and it was okay... then i installed xtr fd and was blown away how much it was better than x-gen...
    Quote Originally Posted by crazylax42
    blueskycycling.com has some pretty good deals on 2007 sram x-7 and x-9 level kits. If you need everything that is included, it's alot cheaper than buying each item piece by piece, particularly for the current model year.

    x-7 $365
    bb7 F&R w/ levers, x-7 rd, x-gen fd, 990 cassette, 991 chain, X-7 shifters
    http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc..._Combo_Kit.htm

    x-9 $785
    juicy 7's, xt 760 crankset, x-9 shifters, fd, rd, 990 cassette, 991 chain
    http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc..._Combo_Kit.htm

    Also note that for both kits the cassette and chain are top of the line sram 990's. X-gen fd is cheap, but the best fd I've ever used.

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    x-gen can take a beating and has a very powerful spring whereas xtr fd's are lightweight but not terribly durable and have a lighter feel to them shifting, which may be better or worse in any given person's opinion

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    i am yet to destroy ANY fd

    Quote Originally Posted by crazylax42
    x-gen can take a beating and has a very powerful spring whereas xtr fd's are lightweight but not terribly durable and have a lighter feel to them shifting, which may be better or worse in any given person's opinion
    and i have been riding for some time...

    what makes the biggest difference is that POSITIVE feeling when i shift rings... with x-gen it is a bit slower and not as accurate... i do have to "overshift" and then let go... with XTR i just hit the lever and let go... voila... i KNOW i am done...

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    I guess it's a matter of personal preference then. i've not tuned my xgen once in the four months I've been using it and it shifts perfectly. The fact that I got it for $16 at pricepoint only makes it better. If you found something else that works for you then I'm happy for you. But for the purpose of this thread, I'm pointing out that what may presumably be seen as a weak spot in one of the kits is actually a rather nice piece of componetry

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    as a matter of fact..

    i have x-gen on one of my bikes and it is doing what it is supposed to do... i've set it and forgot about it... not trying to slam it by no means... for that price, nothing, i mean nothing beats it... and it is built like a tank, no doubt about it...

    maybe i should have clarified intended usage for XTR fd - it is on my race bike where quick shifting is an asset...

    but at 5 times the price of x-gen, XTR fd is surely very expensive piece... i wouldnt want to have it on all my bikes, that is for sure...

    so nothing wrong with x-gen, nor i tossed it in favour of xtr... just different intended use for xtr, that is all...



    Quote Originally Posted by crazylax42
    I guess it's a matter of personal preference then. i've not tuned my xgen once in the four months I've been using it and it shifts perfectly. The fact that I got it for $16 at pricepoint only makes it better. If you found something else that works for you then I'm happy for you. But for the purpose of this thread, I'm pointing out that what may presumably be seen as a weak spot in one of the kits is actually a rather nice piece of componetry

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    or you could just get x.0 and add 200 for for some juicy 5's http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...OD&ProdID=2171

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    I just bought the 2007 Sram X-9 trigger shifter rear derailer combo from Blue Sky for $169.98
    Also picked up a 2007 Sram pg990 cassette for $69.00
    and a hollow pin Sram PC 991 2007 chain for $39.98

    Price Point would not even price match them!!!


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    Good deals except...

    Quote Originally Posted by crazylax42
    blueskycycling.com has some pretty good deals on 2007 sram x-7 and x-9 level kits. If you need everything that is included, it's alot cheaper than buying each item piece by piece, particularly for the current model year.

    x-7 $365
    bb7 F&R w/ levers, x-7 rd, x-gen fd, 990 cassette, 991 chain, X-7 shifters
    http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc..._Combo_Kit.htm

    x-9 $785
    juicy 7's, xt 760 crankset, x-9 shifters, fd, rd, 990 cassette, 991 chain
    http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc..._Combo_Kit.htm

    Also note that for both kits the cassette and chain are top of the line sram 990's. X-gen fd is cheap, but the best fd I've ever used.
    ...for the pc991 explodomatic chains.

    I haven't bought much from Blue Sky but I've had good luck with them when I did.
    Sorry what?

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