Can Shimano shifters be used with other shimano derailluers?

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    • #126244

      I have a question. Are Shimano shifters compatible with other shimano derailleurs or do they have to be exactly the same? Any advice appreciated.

      Thanks, Cavermatthew

    • #126245

      Most, if not all, Shimano shifters are compatible with other Shimano derailluers. It is not uncommon for bikes to come with SLX shifters with an XT rear and a Deore front (or whatever).
      Shimano shifters are also compatible with front SRAM derailluers (my Stache 8 came with SLX shifters, XT rear, and a SRAM X7 front). But, if I’m not mistaken not with rear D’s. Something about the actuation ratio being different (2:1 vs 1:1) in how far the cable is moved to initiate the shifts.
      I know you didn’t ask about the last part but just thought I’d throw that out to you. lol

    • #126246

      Thanks!

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