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    SRAM etap question

    Tried to use the search function, but couldn't find my answer. Question: can I use the etap with my shimano chains, to do I need to change the cassette, chain and chains over to SRAM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic bastige View Post
    Tried to use the search function, but couldn't find my answer. Question: can I use the etap with my shimano chains, to do I need to change the cassette, chain and chains over to SRAM?

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    Yes you can use whatever chain you want. No you don't need to change everything over to SRAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyorerox View Post
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    as far a chain rings, cassettes and chains go it's anything goes with mixing SRAM and Shimano as long at it's 11 with 11, 10 w/ 10 ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodys737 View Post
    Yes you can use whatever chain you want. No you don't need to change everything over to SRAM.
    right.... that being said, it seems silly to me to swap on a new groupies and then use an old dirty chain that's been run-in with a different set of rings and cassette. Chains really ain't that expensive and you're putting on at least $1200 worth of other components (at least) so I'd say just spend the $50-$80 and get a new chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TricrossRich View Post
    right.... that being said, it seems silly to me to swap on a new groupies and then use an old dirty chain that's been run-in with a different set of rings and cassette. Chains really ain't that expensive and you're putting on at least $1200 worth of other components (at least) so I'd say just spend the $50-$80 and get a new chain.
    that would make sense if new chains didn't become used chains once you use them and every time you need a new chain in the future you'd be doing it anyway unless you get new rings and cassette every time a chain wears out.

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