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    Shimano Cassette/Hub Compatibility?

    Would a Shimano or SRAM 7-speed hub be compatible with a modern SLX rear hub? Or would I need to get a special 7-speed hub?

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    your 7 speed freehub should work just fine for your wheel .
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    You can use the 7S cassette with a (4.5 mm, I think) spacer between the cassette and flange.

    Brad

    PS Someone correct me WRT the spacer's width, if I'm wrong. THX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oil_LOL View Post
    Would a Shimano or SRAM 7-speed hub be compatible with a modern SLX rear hub? Or would I need to get a special 7-speed hub?
    They're not the same. The splines on a 7-speed hub are shorter than a newer 8/9/10-speed hub. As Brad said, you can put a 7-speed casssette on a 8/9/10-speed hub if you add a 4.5mm spacer under the cassette.
    Goos reference: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html
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