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    SRAM X.7 and 8 speeds?

    Alright i've seen the SRAM X.7 Listed as 8/9 speed, so would i be able to use it with the 8 speeds on my bike now, my bike came with Shimano Acera, i understand that i need a new shifter, but would it work with the 8 speeds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazinall91
    Alright i've seen the SRAM X.7 Listed as 8/9 speed, so would i be able to use it with the 8 speeds on my bike now, my bike came with Shimano Acera, i understand that i need a new shifter, but would it work with the 8 speeds?
    You'd need an eight speed SRAM shifter, but yes it would shift 7 or 8 just fine. The two factors that determine a shifter's capability are:
    1. The amount of side to side movment the derailieur has. (Not an issue with a 8/9 derailiuer)
    2. The shifter controlling it (It's a function of the space between the cogs)

    {Fun fact**
    Heck you could get 8 speeds out of a seven speed hub by using 8 cogs out of a 9 speed cassette and a nine speed shifter. You'd need to adjust the limit screws and you wouldn'thave the ninth click but it does work. {/Fun fact**

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