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Suntour to Shimano shifting compatibility(2 posts)

Suntour to Shimano shifting compatibilityEvan
Jul 7, 2001 9:40 AM
I have an older Lotus Road bike with Suntour ARX components.
My question is whether I can throw on some shimano STI shifters
and expect them to work. I allready talked to the LBS and they
said that shimano makes a 7 speed shifter, but only in the Sora
line. That would be fine as long as it would line up with my
cassette. Any help on compatibility would be apprectiated.
re: Suntour to Shimano shifting compatibilityRusty Coggs
Jul 7, 2001 7:27 PM
If your suntour stuff is 7 speed index, the sora shifters and suntour cassette and rear derailer will probably work,cause I mix and match shimano and suntour 7 speed index components. I would not count on the front derailer working with Shimano 7 speed STI shifters.