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    thumb shifter with rapid rise?

    FIrst I must state that I have never worked with or on a rapid rise RD. I know close to nothing about them. Looking for new RD for my 8-speed setup and have a chance to buy a rapid rise RD. Any chance a rapid rise RD will work with a 7-speed(8) thumb shifter or is this mission impossible?

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    Yes, the shifting will be opposite (push for a HIGHER gear) in the rear

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    As mtnbiker72 said, it'll work fine, you'll just have to get used to the reversed shifting. Even set up is the same, just reversed, i.e. adding cable tension pulls the derailleur down the cassette instead of up. Once you get over that difference, set up is no harder than with a standard rise.

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