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Sram 9-speed brifters with an X7 derailleur?

Old 03-31-21, 10:14 AM
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Sram 9-speed brifters with an X7 derailleur?

Ok gang, I've got a bit of an odd setup that stems from taking my titanium hog touring. I have a 9 speed Sram X7 long cage RD, 11t-40t suntour cassette and bar end shifters. For gravel riding I want to get a brifter set up going but am having trouble finding a compatible match. It seems like all the Sram shifters that are 9 speeds are MTB style. I am wondering if Sram's 10 spd brifters would work with my RD or if there are any other options. The derailleur takes the teeth variance well so I was hoping to keep it.
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My first guess is that it will work with 10 speed. They had a good thing going with exact actuation, but decided it worked too well. MTB and road used the same pull ratio.
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Couple other options are Gevenalle; https://www.gevenalle.com/product/gx/
and Microshift; https://www.microshift.com/en/product/sb-m090/
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