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10 speed V 9 speed shifting

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By obmal - Posted on 21 May 2011

Anyone else noticed that the shift feel between 10 speed V 9 speed (both SRAM X.0) seems that the 10 speed is harder to shift (like more tension on the mech)?
Having been riding a 10 speed for a while, I really noticed today when I took the old trusty 9 speed out for a ride and found the 9 speed just shift feels better all round..?

Cables are good on both bikes.

hawkeye's picture

A mate of mine has the Shimano 10-speed on his Reign, and the shifting is awesome. Much better than nay 9-speed I've ridden, and in my view is so good it does away with my reasons for going to dual-control on 9-speed.

That said, the 9-speed on my Rize was awful towards the end of the 30km I did last weekend. But I just changed two segments of the rear DR cable housing about 10 minutes ago and now it's back to awesome.

Maybe your shifter housing has got contaminated and needs replacing?

CB's picture

I've got pretty much identical setup on both my bikes but the changing on the 575 is much lighter than on the Arc. I assume that the cable routing plays a large part......
I remember testing the 575 and Rize demo bikes which were both brand new and had identical drive trains, with the 575 changing being lighter and more direct. Again I put it down to cable routing.


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