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Researching component groups & shifter types

zoom-zoom2012-08-16 06:22:22 +0000 #1
So I'm hoping to get my butt on that funky new Tango WSD 29er that Cannondale is bringing to market in the next month or two. I am currently on a too-small-for-me 2009 Cdale F5 (26er). I'm not sure that I'm sold on trigger shifters, but I don't know enough about twist/grip shifters to know if I'd want to go that route, either...or if there are trigger shifters that work better for women (smaller hands) than others. It is spec'd as follows:

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Component Group SRAM X 5 mix

Brakeset Avid BB 5 Mechanical brakes, Cannondale XC levers

Shift Levers SRAM X.5 Trigger

Front Derailleur SRAM X.7

Rear Derailleur SRAM X.5

Crankset FSA CK-360TTT, 22/32/44 teeth

I'm thinking I want to stick with at least 9 speeds, again, and a group at least as good as the X5 package. Any other suggestions?
Becky2012-08-16 06:38:02 +0000 #2
What parts are on your current MTB?

For me, as much as I love SRAM road shifters, I can't get my head around their MTB trigger shifters. As a result, my geared MTB has Shimano trigger shifters. I would definitely try to ride both types before committing.

And yes, go with 9-speed or 10-speed.
zoom-zoom2012-08-16 06:56:43 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Becky

What parts are on your current MTB?

For me, as much as I love SRAM road shifters, I can't get my head around their MTB trigger shifters. As a result, my geared MTB has Shimano trigger shifters. I would definitely try to ride both types before committing.

And yes, go with 9-speed or 10-speed.

Parts...? Aside from the specs I quoted from Bikepedia? SRAM X5 triggers.

I found a few threads on other boards where others expressed that SRAM triggers are tough for smaller hands. Interesting, since I find the opposite to be true with their road levers. I LOVE my Rival and Apex on my road and CX bikes.

I'm reading mixed things about twist shifters, so maybe Shimano is the way to go for my next mtn. bike, then.
Becky2012-08-16 07:05:32 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by zoom-zoom

Parts...? Aside from the specs I quoted from Bikepedia? SRAM X5 triggers.

I found a few threads on other boards where others expressed that SRAM triggers are tough for smaller hands. Interesting, since I find the opposite to be true with their road levers. I LOVE my Rival and Apex on my road and CX bikes.

I'm reading mixed things about twist shifters, so maybe Shimano is the way to go for my next mtn. bike, then.

Sorry, my bad...I thought those were the specs for the new bike.

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