SRAM vs Shimano (mtb)

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SRAM vs Shimano (mtb)

Postby fixedlegs2012 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:10 pm

Looking at getting a new MTB however not sure about Shimano as I only ride SRAM on the road. MTB I am lookin at is a GT Hans Rey Limited Edition KARAKORAM which comes with Deore and Alivio. I was looking at a SRAM X7 Groupset $500inc postage. Any thoughts on SRAM X7 over Shimano? Is Deore equivilant of X7?
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Re: SRAM vs Shimano (mtb)

Postby gpz1100 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:50 pm

ive got deore xt. my mates got sram x9 and the sram is much nicer.more snappy and looks better.
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Re: SRAM vs Shimano (mtb)

Postby mitzikatzi » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:00 am

SRAM X7 is much nicer than Deore. X7 would be closer to SLX.

Where can you get a X7 groupset for $500? :D

I recently got a 10spd XT groupset without brakes from Germany for $440. A groupset with brakes was about $650 from Merlin.
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Re: SRAM vs Shimano (mtb)

Postby delazy » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:16 am

I'm looking at the same bike, looks like a decent value ride, but I would certainly prefer SRAM gears also
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Re: SRAM vs Shimano (mtb)

Postby delazy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:44 am

^^ since originally commenting..now considering the Zaskar 9R Comp with SRAM
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Re: SRAM vs Shimano (mtb)

Postby m@ » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:57 am

I generally prefer Shimano shifter feel and action, Deore/Alivio are pretty bottom-of-the-barrel though. IMO if you're comparing XT/X7 and up Shimano wins... and if looking at hydro discs any Shimano beats any SRAM.
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Re: SRAM vs Shimano (mtb)

Postby DarrylH » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:23 pm

And any Shimano Hollowtec crankset is better than SRAM.
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