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    SRAM grip shifters - too much travel?

    I'm fixing up an old bike which had a 6 speed rear setup with grip shifts. I spread the frame and swapped in a new wheel with a 8 speed cassette, and I then changed out the 6 speed gripshift with an 8 speed version.

    Problem is, the cable travel on the new gripshift seems to be too much for the cassette cog spacing. In other words, one click on the grip shift appears to move the derrailer about about 1.5 cassette steps. So it only takes about five clicks to traverse the entire 8 speed cassette.

    I have been under the impression that Shimano and SRAM index "click intervals" are all the same. Is that not true?

    Any ideas? Thanks.
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    What model SRAM shifter is it?

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    SX 5. Nothing fancy, I picked them up for $20 used at a bike store.
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    Nope. Not gonna work. SRAM attack are Shimano compatible though.
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    So just out of curiosity, what would these shifters be compatible with? I'm guessing a SRAM derailler with a different geometry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    So just out of curiosity, what would these shifters be compatible with? I'm guessing a SRAM derailler with a different geometry?
    Yeah, any SRAM derailleur. SX 4, SX 5, X7, X9, X.0

    Bottom of the barrel, SRAM 3.0, can be had a bike shop for $20 at the most.

    I would suggest anything from SX-4 on up. SX-4 can be had for like $25 at a shop.

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    You have to get either a SRAM derailer or Shimano compatible shifters.

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