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Sram Red 10 Crankset Compatible w/ Shimano Group?

30 Sep 2016 20:54

The subject says it all: I have a Sram Red 10 speed crankset that I bought on clearance at a price I couldn't pass up and I'm wanting to pair it with my existing Shimano group on my current bike. Will this work or will I potentially experience shifting issues? I know I will likely need the Sram bottom bracket also.
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Re: Sram Red 10 Crankset Compatible w/ Shimano Group?

01 Oct 2016 01:48

Angliru wrote:The subject says it all: I have a Sram Red 10 speed crankset that I bought on clearance at a price I couldn't pass up and I'm wanting to pair it with my existing Shimano group on my current bike. Will this work or will I potentially experience shifting issues? I know I will likely need the Sram bottom bracket also.


It will work with no problems.
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Re: Sram Red 10 Crankset Compatible w/ Shimano Group?

01 Oct 2016 11:58

Angliru wrote:The subject says it all: I have a Sram Red 10 speed crankset that I bought on clearance at a price I couldn't pass up and I'm wanting to pair it with my existing Shimano group on my current bike. Will this work or will I potentially experience shifting issues? I know I will likely need the Sram bottom bracket also.


If both are 10s, yes it 'will work'. But the quality of shimano chainrings along with their stiffness, optimized for Di2, would shift better, particularly under load. Big plus is the shimano front der, which is light years better than anything sram has ever made, including 'yaw'.
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Re: Sram Red 10 Crankset Compatible w/ Shimano Group?

02 Oct 2016 04:10

Bustedknuckle wrote:
Angliru wrote:The subject says it all: I have a Sram Red 10 speed crankset that I bought on clearance at a price I couldn't pass up and I'm wanting to pair it with my existing Shimano group on my current bike. Will this work or will I potentially experience shifting issues? I know I will likely need the Sram bottom bracket also.


If both are 10s, yes it 'will work'. But the quality of shimano chainrings along with their stiffness, optimized for Di2, would shift better, particularly under load. Big plus is the shimano front der, which is light years better than anything sram has ever made, including 'yaw'.


I'd agree with BK. Shimano chainrings are light-years ahead of Spam.
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10 Oct 2016 19:27

Thank you both for your responses.
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11 Oct 2016 02:49

Stay clear of Sram BB's too. It's almost as if they purposely made them crappy so you'd have to replace often. Chris King or Wheels Manufacturing, set it and forget it. Hell, even cheapo Origin8 BB's last longer than Sram.
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11 Oct 2016 11:26

MWC wrote:Stay clear of Sram BB's too. It's almost as if they purposely made them crappy so you'd have to replace often. Chris King or Wheels Manufacturing, set it and forget it. Hell, even cheapo Origin8 BB's last longer than Sram.


what he said..sram is junque.
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18 Oct 2016 16:24

Well, I think the new SRAM groupsets are pretty decent. I guess it takes a while for a reputation to change. Still went with Ultegra 6800, though, when it was time to choose this summer. However, I remember a time when most on continental Europa looked down upon Shimano while they were buying technologically-outdated Campa groupsets.
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19 Oct 2016 08:19

WillemS wrote:Well, I think the new SRAM groupsets are pretty decent. I guess it takes a while for a reputation to change. Still went with Ultegra 6800, though, when it was time to choose this summer. However, I remember a time when most on continental Europa looked down upon Shimano while they were buying technologically-outdated Campa groupsets.

To be fair, Shimano did introduce the STI shifter well before Campy and the two have been relatively comparable in terms of quality for some time now.

But overall Campagnolo has had no issues keeping up with Shimano for a few years now. They had hidden cable routing for roughly a decade before Shimano (even SRAM got there earlier) and beat them to 11 speed by a full generation. Shimano only edged them out on electronic groups. I'm using the current Chorus (2015) and it's been absolutely amazing, I'd have it over Ultegra and wouldn't even consider Red instead.
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19 Oct 2016 08:26

Sram isn't even compatible with Sram.
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