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Shifter questions swap Sram x4 to Shimano acero

Old 02-07-13, 11:22 AM
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Shifter questions swap Sram x4 to Shimano acero

i just picked up a Trek Marlin and not so sure i am going to like the shifters,i have a trek DS 8.3 that has shimano acero and i like and i am use to them.

Can i just simply change the shifters and will they work with the current derailleurs all are 8 speed?

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Old 02-08-13, 03:21 AM
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You sure you want to bother? Acera is still a very low-end shifter. I would think the X4 would work very similarly. What don't you like about them? I find sram shifters have a lovely snap to them.
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Old 02-08-13, 06:48 AM
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They won't. The pull ratio is different, and you'll need a SRAM rear derailleur. Unless you go to SRAM Attack, which I'm pretty sure has the same pull ratio as Shimano.
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I think you can do it with the left shifter (Front derailleur) but not in the right one because of the pull ratio.
Btw, Sram X4 is in the same level of Shimano Alivio (as far as I know), that is one step over Shimano Acera.
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Old 02-13-13, 11:16 AM
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Sorry should have got back sooner,went on the first ride sat and i like these shifters alot,they are smoother than the DS,i was worried i would have trouble shifting with them due to the smaller size but a little adjustment on the bars and all is good..

Thanks for the replies..
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that's actually good to hear. glad you were able to get accustomed to the new shifters.
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