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Old 05-22-11, 10:45 AM   #1
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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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Old 05-22-11, 12:07 PM   #2
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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.

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