- Chain Rings, Chain Sets, Chains …..
shimano shimano shimano. i have to fix both at work every day and shimano is always the better of the two. the 1:1 ratio rear mechs once bent are dam hard to fix. shimano saint is light for what it can do and super stiff. i have x9 just now and its fine and it works but my next purchase is going to be saint crankset and rear mech and slx shifters. its just better.Posted 9 years ago
Shimano – full length outers / sealed cables = job done.
I hardly ever need to touch my bike now despite some hard useage – I dont jet wash it and water doesnt get in the cables etc…
I had x7/9 on a bike and it was ok till shifters imploded in under 4 mths. My current xtr shifters are 6 years old…. sram mechs arent that durable based in limited bike shop working…
Dont like HT2 bbs thou…Posted 9 years agoPJM1974Member
My old X7 shifters died, mainly because the bolts holding them together screw through holes in stiff aluminium and into soft plastic. Bit of a design faux pas there…
However, my new X9 shifters seem really good, my only complaint is the utterly bone headed cable handling on the rear shifter.Posted 9 years agoz1ppyMember
Wouldn't swap my X9 for love nor money, it just works, unlike my shimano kitted bike . Though from posts on here your left wondering about there newer kit ( mine is all at least 2 years old)
[edited]also just bit the bullet & bought a s/s h/c middleburn chainset, xt cassette & kmc chain. I know deore works but I like the life & action of this kitPosted 9 years ago
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