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    how does sram shift different? triggers?

    Just wondering the difference between the sram x.7 compared to shimano shifters? I currently have deore triggers running a LX derailler. Was considering upgrading to LX or XT shifters but have found 05 X.7 shifters and derailer pretty cheap as a combo deal so considering that. Will the standard front derailler work with this? Also wondering how the Sram triggers work. Is it the same as shimano?

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    All shifting with thumbs. I feel more secure/confident using the SRAM stuff..

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    Is it a security thing or a "Big S" thing? I have always ridden shimano never had a problem. I'm running an XTR rear derailer XT front XT rings and an XT cassette all 8 speed. Would my bike ride and shift better if I switched over to sram? I dunno. Guess I just opened a bag of worms.

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    No it will not.

    Quote Originally Posted by JonBoy
    Just wondering the difference between the sram x.7 compared to shimano shifters? I currently have deore triggers running a LX derailler. Was considering upgrading to LX or XT shifters but have found 05 X.7 shifters and derailer pretty cheap as a combo deal so considering that. Will the standard front derailler work with this? Also wondering how the Sram triggers work. Is it the same as shimano?

    The X series shifters are an ESP system , it has a 1:1 leverage ratio. Shimano der.'s work on a 2:1 ratio, so the two will not work together at the rear. Up front is fine.
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    Now why you would expect that having different derailleurs would make your bike ride better, I don't know. Some folk like the shifting of SRAM, some Shimano. SRAM uses a different rear derailleur actuation ratio than Shimano (i.e. how much cable is pulled and how the derailleur reacts to that) as a primary difference. Slightly different shifting method with the triggers between the two (and there's no comparable SRAM method to the combined brake lever/shift levers on the lastest Shimano setups).
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    I totally agree with damion. You can't run the X.7 Shifters with a Shimano rear derailleur. You can only run the Sram 2:1 ratio shifters(eg. Sram Attack) with Shimano rear derailleurs. The major difference between Sram and Shimano is that Sram derailleurs move 1 inch for every 1 inch to cable pull. Shimano runs on a 1:2 or 2:1 ratio which means that for every inch of cable pull the derailleurs move 2 inches...(don't quote me on that, it could be the other way around). Personally, I find that Sram drivetrains engage just a split second faster than Shimano drivetrains. I also find that when you shift from a bigger cog to a smaller cog on a Sram drivetrain, you don't get as big of a huge jump. Therefore, you won't feel that big hop or clunk noise on your chain. However, that is not a huge difference and some people won't even notice it may or may not affect you.

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