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    What are my options

    I just picked up a new 2005 jamis komodo 1 for practically nothing and will be my play/all around bike. I already have better brakes for it and it came with deore rear, sram X7 front derailleurs.. It came with alivio shifters. What are my options for a 2-speed front, 8-speed rear, shifters that will work with my combo? I'll probably be upgrading the rear derailleur soon also, probably X9.

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    so if you go the sram way (x.9) you will need a set of sram shifter ... remember that the sram x serie are 1.1 action (rear only) so a x.5 to x.0 shifter set will be ok

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    After posting this question, I started thinking. Would I be better off leaving the x.7 in front and going with an XT rear? I've heard a lot of good things about the XT derailleurs. Then I could just upgrade to a set of XT shifters. What has me confused, and forgive the newbness, is all the shifters say 9 speed. Are they also 8 speed compatible?

    Or should I go with the x.9 rear and upgrade to x.? shifters? Are all the sram shifters 8 speed capable? Is the x.9 rear even 8 speed capable?

    I've always just left things alone on bikes and this will be my first time changing out a lot of components. Hence, all the questions.

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    Further explanation of my question.....

    My thinking is that all the good shifters say 3x9 speed. Seems to me that those would not work. Seems like a 3 speed front shifter on a 2 speed setup would just through the chain off if you accidentally hit the shifter. Am I wrong in thinking this?

    What I ultimately would like to do is go XT all around but I'm still unsure if my setup will allow it (2x8 speed)

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