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  • Why can't I index this bl@@dy mech??
  • jamescoulson
    Free Member

    Bought a DH rig a couple of weeks ago and rear shifting was a bit ropey – only 8 out of the 9 gears available. Changed the shifter and cable and it’s even worse. I’ve indexed so many setups in my time but this has me flumoxed!! Saint shifter (new), SRAM x9 mech (old) and 11-26 cassette but it’s taking two clicks on the shifter to make one change… Looks like the spacing of the cassette is wider than the spacing of the shifter – can’t be right though??

    Any thoughts before I splash out on a new mech and/or cassette??

    Steve-Austin
    Free Member

    Shimano shifter won’t work with a sram mech

    ltheisinger
    Free Member

    Shimano Shifter + Sram Mech = Fail.

    Edit: ^^^beaten to it!

    rob-jackson
    Free Member

    sram x9 DOES NOT WORK WITH SHIMANO!!

    Rorschach
    Free Member

    No,Mr 6 million dollar wins.
    Double too slow!!!

    wisepranker
    Free Member

    Same as they’ve said above.

    Shimano and SRAM have different cable pull ratio’s.

    carlos
    Free Member

    Thought Shimano was 2:1 ratio and Sram 1:1 and they have to be the same pull/click ratio to work correctly or is the saint different??

    Edit – Too slow, but nice to know I’m right

    jamescoulson
    Free Member

    Makes sense the 2:1 ratio – that’ll be why it needs two clicks to change once. X0 shifter didn’t work either tho, but it looks like the mech hanger is bent too – god knows how they did that to such a solid lump!?? So think I’ll persevere with the x0 mech and try new hanger… Cheers for quick responses!!

    jamescoulson
    Free Member

    Just goes to show a 4am start, long day at work then a few glasses of vino isn’t the best prep for a bit of fettling 😆

    enfht
    Free Member

    Try bashing it with a hammer

    Reluctant
    Free Member

    Keep the Saint shifter and fit a new Shimano mech – bingo!

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