Shimano/SRAM drivetrain compatibility

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by HandsomeRyan, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. HandsomeRyan

    HandsomeRyan ♥'s Bicycles

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    If I have a wheel with a Shimano 9 speed cassette, Can I use SRAM parts as long as the shifter and derailleur match each other (AKA: are both SRAM 1:1 ratio)?

    Basically I have a Shimano XT cassette, I'm hoping to use a SRAM X.4 Derailleur and an X.5 shifter.

    Will this work? :confused:
     
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Yes, you can interchange cassettes. They even do that in OEM applications.