Can I use Shimano derailleur with SRAM shifters?
Condensed Answer: In general, it’s possible to combine a Shimano front derailleur with a SRAM shifter because both brands use extremely close cable pull ratios for the front mech.
Can I use SRAM grip shifter with Shimano derailleur?
No, SRAM grip shifters will not work with a Shimano road derailleur. The SRAM 11 speed grip shift units I found online use what SRAM calls x-Actuation which means a derailleur actuation ratio (length cable pulled to derailleur movement) of 1:1.12.
Can you use a Shimano derailleur with a SRAM cassette?
SRAM’s cassettes and chains are compatible with all of Shimano’s groupsets, and vice versa. Likewise, Shimano and SRAM buyers have the freedom to mix different levels of chains and cassettes so long as they are designed for the same kind of transmission.
Are SRAM and Shimano compatible?
Shimano and SRAM 11-speed chains are cross-compatible. If you have a Shimano 11-speed drivetrain, a SRAM chain will work fine and vice versa, however manufacturer’s recommend pairing your components for optimal performance.
Can you use different shifters with Shimano derailleurs?
Shimano derailleur compatibility Most 8- and 9-speed Shimano mountain bike and road kit is inter-compatible because they both use the same cable pull ratio. This means that you can use an 8 -or 9-speed mountain bike derailleur with road shifters or vice versa.
Can I put any derailleur on my bike?
A derailleur for your mountain bike should match the specifications on the original derailleur. That is, while it doesn’t need to be the same model of derailleur, it does need to be the same brand, in almost every case. It also needs to match the number of gears, or have more intended.
Can I use any shifter with Shimano derailleur?
Are gear shifters universal?
No, different maker or different model with different number of “speed” shifters have different pull ratio (i.e. the length of cable pulled by a single shift). Usually it’s safe to use different model with same number of gears from the same maker.
How do you know if a derailleur will fit my bike?
Will a Shimano shifter work with a SRAM rear derailleur?
The SRAM rear derailleur (mech) will not work with a Shimano shifter as is; the cable pull and shift activation ratios are not the same between the two systems.
Should I get the SRAM RD or XT shifter?
I guess you can try and see how you like it. I recommend springing for the XT shifter for $60. IMHO the shifter is the worst part about SRAM. I only have 10 and 11 speed SRAM shifter experience, though. Everything in shifting is about the shifter, you touch it all the time. The RD (as long as compatible) doesn’t matter much.
Can I use the SRAM X-Horizon rear derailleur for cyclocross?
You will not have the clutch feature of the SRAM X-Horizon rear derailleur, so chain retention would be considerably less dependable with the SRAM X-Sync chainring and no chain guide. I personally would not run a Shimano rear derailleur on a 1X in cyclocross without a chain guide, no matter how tall and fat every other tooth on the chainring is.
What SRAM products are Shimano compatible?
SRAM products that are Shimano compatible are any 2:1 ratio models that include MRX as part of the model name, Centera, and Attack in GripShift. The TRX trigger-shift models also work with Shimano drlrs.