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So the right side, rear, shifter broke. the shifters are from 2010 I think. 15-25k miles on them, dunno don't really track that.
Should I have both replaced? Is there much difference with the sram red vs the force 10? I will pay the LBS to do it.
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I would replace just the right shifter.

My right shimano 6600 shifter lasted about 45,000 miles before its innards failed. The left (front) shifter sees a lot less action and continues to function fine after 55,000 miles.
 

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No reason to replace a shifter that isn't broken. As The Moontrane said, the left shifter doesn't see anywhere near as much use as the right. Your left shifter will probably outlive your replacement right.
 

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So the right side, rear, shifter broke. the shifters are from 2010 I think. 15-25k miles on them, dunno don't really track that.
Should I have both replaced? Is there much difference with the sram red vs the force 10? I will pay the LBS to do it.
Are you sure it's broken? If it just quit working properly, it may only need a sluice out with WD 40 or some other solvent to wash out the junk and gunk, then a re-lube with oil. Try that before you pronounce the death sentence.
 

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I'd bring it back to the shop as stated, but I'd do so asking them to either fix it or have it replaced under warranty/good will. Sram has a history of broken shifters, they know it, they're really good about it. So good about it they routinely replace shifters outside of their warranty coverage because they know it's a design issue. At least worth a shot, you might be pleasantly surprised at the outcome.
 

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I'd bring it back to the shop as stated, but I'd do so asking them to either fix it or have it replaced under warranty/good will. Sram has a history of broken shifters, they know it, they're really good about it. So good about it they routinely replace shifters outside of their warranty coverage because they know it's a design issue. At least worth a shot, you might be pleasantly surprised at the outcome.
Thanks all, I will ask at the shop. It is definitely broken.
 
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