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SRAM X.7 and 8 speeds?

Old 09-29-05, 11:40 AM
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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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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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