Mixing Ultegra SL and 7900

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by jojoma, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. jojoma

    jojoma New Member

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    I am using 10-speed Ultegra SL shifters from 2008 with a 7900 RD and 7900 chain. Are these systems fully compatible? I have been using this setup for over a year, so it obviously works, but shifting is never flawless. I have heard that the pull ratios might be slightly different between SL and 7900. I still have an SL FD because the pull ratio for the front is much different and requires it. My concern is the rear shifting.

    Thanks a lot
     
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  2. Eichers

    Eichers New Member

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    Hi jojoma, yes, it is suppose to be compatible :)

    Are you sure that you have setup the 7900 RD, correctly? If so, you could always try a 6600 or 7800 chain :)

    PS: My friend is using my 7800 RD with a 12-27T ultegra cassette, a 7800 chain, and 105 STI shifter, and he said that it is working perfectly ... very precise, quiet and smooth :)
     
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