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Chain - cluster compatibility(3 posts)

Chain - cluster compatibilityTrux
Jan 12, 2004 11:58 AM
Is it advisable to use a chian from one manufacturer with a gear cluster from another? I'm thinking of a Sram chain with an Ultegra gear cluster.
Mixed bagKerry Irons
Jan 12, 2004 5:06 PM
People mix and match chains and cassette cogs all the time. Some have no problems, others have complaints, the most common being noise or slightly degraded shifting. SRAM chains generally work well with everything. I've not done your proposed combo, but had no problems with SRAM + Campy except that the SRAM didn't last as long as Campy. You sure won't do any damage to things with this combo and probably will have no problems, so go ahead and let us know how it turns out in your application.
Mixed bagdaniell
Jan 12, 2004 5:56 PM
I have a SRAM chain with an Ultegra Cassette. I have almost 4000 miles on it. I measured the chain, and could find no wear.