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  1. #1
    "El Whatever"
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    X.7 Trigger skipping shifts?

    Hello!

    I have a X.7 2010 9sp shifter that seems to be skipping the lowest two gears.

    If I pull three downshifts from 4th-5th gear, the drivetrain goes to 1st gear no problem.

    But if I upshift to 2nd-3rd and try to go back shift by shift, the trigger stops pulling cable (as if it had reached the lowest gear already) and will not downshift by the life of it.

    I still have to check cable travel to be smooth, but I'm using the same full housing that I was using for the previous X.7 (2006) set up I was using. The housing is not old, has very low miles and it was not giving me headaches.

    Any ideas or any known issues with 2010 X.7 shifters?

    Cheers!
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    First check cable tension.......then check your (H)limit screw.....may just need a minor adjustment.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    The SRAM guy
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    NEW cables and housing is always the best place to start.
    Chris Hilton

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    The SRAM guy
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    assuming your adjustments are correct...
    Chris Hilton

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    "El Whatever"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bama
    NEW cables and housing is always the best place to start.
    Indeed it was a cable issue.

    Kinked cable INSIDE the shifter. Kink was causing cable to jump off the pulley/drum in the last gear, so you were not pulling any cable unless you upshifted to 4th-5th gear and then all the way back to 1st.

    Recycled cable from old shifter did the trick. Now it performs flawlessly. Love how insensitive to quality of cable/housing the X.7's are.

    Thanks!
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