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Going from Shimano 105 to Sram Rival - maybe.

mardeebo2010-12-12 14:50:08 +0000 #1
I've just purchased a new road bike equipped with Shimano 105 components (compact double), but I had the chance to test ride a friends bike with Sram Rival and I LOVED the small hoods. I also liked how it shifted (double click was very intuitive for me).

If my goal is simply to get the smaller brifters on the sram, what other components do I also NEED to replace? I'm wishing to compare costs between upgrading the entire component set or just the bare minimum parts to get those smaller brifters.
tzvia2010-12-12 15:00:39 +0000 #2
You would need to replace the rear derailleur at a minimum. Not sure about the front. I would suggest speaking with the LBS that sold you the bike to see if they could work out something with you.

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