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SRAM Derailleurs with Dura Ace Cassette

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:57 pm
by SpinninWheels
Hi All,

Looking at a new bike (TT Bike) that is fitted with 2012 Sram Red.

I wanted to be able to use the wheels currently on my rodie (Zipp 404 FC clinchers) that have a DA 9700 cassette on them. I would like to have the situation where the wheels are fully interchangeable between the two bikes.

Anyone able to tell me if this is likely to be possible?

Cheers in advance,

SW

Re: SRAM Derailleurs with Dura Ace Cassette

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:24 pm
by toolonglegs
10 speed Dura Ace cassettes have exactly the same spacings as SRAM... You may need to recheck the derailleur levels, that's all.
For that matter 10 speed Campag cassettes also work perfectly with 10 speed shimano or SRAM.

Re: SRAM Derailleurs with Dura Ace Cassette

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:03 pm
by SpinninWheels
toolonglegs wrote:10 speed Dura Ace cassettes have exactly the same spacings as SRAM... You may need to recheck the derailleur levels, that's all.
For that matter 10 speed Campag cassettes also work perfectly with 10 speed shimano or SRAM.


Thanks TLL, sounds like it will be an easy option!

Re: SRAM Derailleurs with Dura Ace Cassette

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:23 pm
by jacks1071
SpinninWheels wrote:Hi All,

Looking at a new bike (TT Bike) that is fitted with 2012 Sram Red.

I wanted to be able to use the wheels currently on my rodie (Zipp 404 FC clinchers) that have a DA 9700 cassette on them. I would like to have the situation where the wheels are fully interchangeable between the two bikes.

Anyone able to tell me if this is likely to be possible?

Cheers in advance,

SW


I've always found you need a small adjustment tweak if swapping between a Shimano & Sram cassette on the same bike. I'd sell the Sram cassette while its new and put a Shimano one on there as you'll end up with a better chance of swapping wheels without any adjustment.

Re: SRAM Derailleurs with Dura Ace Cassette

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:18 am
by MichaelB
Absolutely no probs.

Just did it on the test of the Azzurri Mezzo 90.

Swapped trhe XG-1090 cassette (11-23) for a DA-7800 (12-27), and 1.5 turns on the cable adjuster at the RD anmd all was sweet :D

Re: SRAM Derailleurs with Dura Ace Cassette

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:36 pm
by jules21
jacks1071 wrote:I've always found you need a small adjustment tweak if swapping between a Shimano & Sram cassette on the same bike. I'd sell the Sram cassette while its new and put a Shimano one on there as you'll end up with a better chance of swapping wheels without any adjustment.

that may be the offset, i.e. where the cassettes sit relative to the freewheel, rather than any difference in spacing between cogs (which is the important factor).