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SRAM X7 Trigger Shifter

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MSRP : $77.00


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Product Description

The new X7 shifters are designedTo work with eitherThe 2x10 or 3x10 system. Either way, both systems provide smoother shifting and more efficient gearing. Double works with 2x10 only;Triple work with either 3x9 or 3x10 Removable clamps soTheyre compatible with Matchmaker or Matchmaker X Cable change port makes it easierTo change cables compared withThe XX Weight 232 grams approx. (2x10)


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Emil W a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2013

Strengths:    Worked great for 1st 7 months on my new Specialized Epic. Quick, snappy shifts.

Weaknesses:    Kablooey! The ratcheting stopped working on the rear. LBS replaced under warranty. 2 weeks later, same failure.

Bottom Line:   
Don't know if I'll bother with a 7 again, even under warranty. Never had a single problem in 10 years with my Shimanos on the old epic.

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Favorite Trail:   Bull Mtn

Duration Product Used:   8 months every weekend.

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic Comp w. all SRAM. Different from the all Shimano setup on my last Epic.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by apbyte a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2012

Strengths:    Nice lookin, shifts very smooth, good positioning

Weaknesses:    No indicator (but I am starting to think that it is a good thing)

Bottom Line:   
Works very nicely under different circumstances, positioning is very good and lengths of levers is just right. My model doesn't have indicator which at first seemed bit strange ... after few miles I realised that I do not need to know which speed it is, I am shifting regarding how my legs feel (which is right way to do it) not because my indicator shows some number and I think I would need to run on different number here.
So it is a good thing, makes you realise that shifting is not about theory but about what you can handle and which speed feels best at that part of trail

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Similar Products Used:   Shimano acer, alivio


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rushfive a All Mountain Rider from York, North Yorkshire

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2012

Strengths:    Quick possitive changes, good lever position. Easy removal from bars

Weaknesses:    After six months of frequent use, the lever does not return when pushing gear changes leaving you to manually return the lever to make another change. Completely dissassembled & cleaned, but no better. Mate with same shifters had same problem in just a few weeks. The problem means missed gears & loss of flow, no good when racing.
No crfashes & well maintained!


Bottom Line:   
Do not buy. Mine came on the bike so no choice really, but can't change for Shimano without changing rear mech due to SRAM 1:1 ratio (Shimano 2:1)

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Favorite Trail:   Dalby Red

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Deore LX combined brake/shifter. 5 years on Cannondale Rush without any problems although heavily worn & very slack.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale RZ120 Lefty

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by lew242 a Downhiller from UK and China

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2011

Strengths:    Great accurate and fast shifting

Weaknesses:    Appalling reliability of new shifters

Bottom Line:   
The old X7 shifters were reliable and lasted years, as in the above picture, the new X7 shifters without the numbers shift as well as the old ones. Don't get me wrong the way the shifter connects to the bar is more convenient, and I don't miss the numbers, you're either in the right gear, or you aren't! I can see the cost of production went up as the shifter looks more expensively made inside. However someone forgot to actually test these in the field adequately. Same piss-weak engineering as their Elixir brake line.

What happens is the up the up-shift paddle on these newer X7s goes outta whack and you end up with an unusable shifter that you have to throw away, mine lasted 4 months. What's worse is the new shifter is like a cheap Chinese fake Swiss watch inside and impossible to fix, whereas the old ones were much simpler, worked more reliably and were most likely cheap to manufacture!

3 out of five. 2 for new shifter, 5 for old shifter.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   older X7, Shimano Deore, Shimano Alivio

Bike Setup:   FR/AM FS

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Pollution Warrior a Weekend Warrior from Taiyuan, China

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2011

Strengths:    I'm still thinking...

Weaknesses:    Levers, no indicator

Bottom Line:   
I put the bike together (new) for a friend. I hate the shifters. There is no indicator to show what gear you are in. I thought Shimano was retarded for not having numbers on their indicator, but no indicator at all is obviously much worse. I have no idea why anyone would buy shifters with no indicator.

Also, the thumb lever you use to shift the crank to the next highest ring has a flimsy return spring. You push it with your thumb, everything shifts ok, but the lever stays put. you have to move it BACK with your thumb after shifting before you can shift again. Maybe a defect?

This is my first SRAM drivetrain experience. I'm not impressed. Shimano's department store bike shifters are far superior.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Various Shimanos

Bike Setup:   Merida Duke with 9-speed

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by theig a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2011

Strengths:    None I can think off.

Weaknesses:    These came with my new bike and are unusable. The levers overlap, with the upper lever preventing access to the lower. This makes changing gear a time consuming, hit or miss affair. It's not quite essential actually to look for the lever to push, but pretty close. How did this product ever get past the first mock-up?

Bottom Line:   
One to avoid. I'll be fitting the Shimano SLX/Shadow set from my old bike asap

(BTW price is for the whole bike!)

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   iggo@liv.ac.uk

Similar Products Used:   Various Shimano levers (Deore, Alivio, SLX etc)


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rad Rider 415 a Cross Country Rider from PA

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2011

Strengths:    Quick shifting and work smoothly

Weaknesses:    It's a real pain when you have to take them apart to put a cable in and then you can not line up the gear indicator or even get that to work at all.

Bottom Line:   
Worth it if you want to upgrade from x5 other than that, just go with x9 or higher.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Gretna PA

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Bike Swap

Similar Products Used:   Sram x5 and all Shimano stuff

Bike Setup:   Redline D440

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mtclimber03 a Cross Country Rider from Boone, NC, USA

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2010

Strengths:    1:1 actuation ratio, cool looking silver and classy metal push lever.

Weaknesses:    Purchased in May broke in Oct. Tore apart and is repairable!

Bottom Line:   
Junk do not buy! Sram is awesome but bump up x9 or higher the x7 will bust in mid-use leaving you with a single speed rig. Although I love the smoothness of Sram I've owned some low end shimano shifters that have lasted for up to 5 years! 6 months for the life of a shifter is just plain unacceptable.

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Favorite Trail:   Little Boulder-Big Boulder Creek Loop: White Clouds Idaho

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Ebay (new)

Similar Products Used:   All Shimano crap

Bike Setup:   Giant Reign w/ fox float rlc, Manitou Swinger, Juicy brakes, Sram x9 drive-train.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rutherknox a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2010

Strengths:    simple, neat, quick-solid action

Weaknesses:    apparently they aren't bullet proof

Bottom Line:   
There are some interesting comments on this product. Mine came fitted to an X9 rear and Deore front via Jagwire Felt cables. Both front and rear work flawlessly. Though I haven't actually run them into anything, they definitely haven't broken and show no signs of weakness. On inspection I found the access screw that allows you to spray lube the internals without pulling it apart-very thoughtful. Though I have used all other types of gear selection, I did not experience more than a mild, temporary confusion at this version, and find it comfortable. If your running into stuff and breaking these, you should try opening your eyes, or expensive carbon fibre cased units.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   various basic sets

Bike Setup:   pretty good thankyou

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DHmonkey123 a Downhiller from San Anselmo, California, USA

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2010

Strengths:    awesome, great position, shifts smooth

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great shifter that has good positions of the triggers.

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Favorite Trail:   Tamarancho

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   Deore, X0, X9, Saint, SLX

Bike Setup:   Sadly, A cannondale F400

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Farmer Ted a Cross Country Rider from Fort Collins, CO USA

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2010

Strengths:    shifts well, no problems

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
These came on my 29er and I was curious to see what the SRAM thing was all about after riding Shimano stuff for the last 20 years. Happily, these work great and I have absolutely no problems. For a $40 shifter, you can't go wrong. If they last for any length of time we'll have a real winner.

The dual thumb shifting is fine. If using thumbs to shift up and down confuses you that much then you probably shouldn't be riding bikes...stick to playing video games. I have 4 bikes (3 mountain, 1 road) and they ALL have different shifting styles on them, it doesn't take anything to get used to these...good job, SRAM. With the X-7 shifters being this good, I'm curious to try out the X-9 or X-0 now...I may be a convert.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   20 years of Shimano XT and XTR

Bike Setup:   29er

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bergm52 a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, Wa

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2010

Strengths:    Reliable. Works good

Bottom Line:   
These shifters are not as fancy as the shimano rapidrise but they shift smoothly, are reliable, and i have never had any problems with them. If your looking for new shifters on a budget get these, used on Craigslist if you can. You can get a set for $35-40 used

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Favorite Trail:   Echo

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   XT Dual control

Bike Setup:   Ironhorse Azure with DW link, Manitou Skareb Super SPV, Magura Marta SL's, Stans ZTR Alpine wheelset.. 1x9 drivetrain
23.4lbs complete bike with pedals

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nitrometal a Cross Country Rider from Lanham, MD USA

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2010

Strengths:    crisp shifting

Weaknesses:    least intuitive things i've EVER had on a bike!

Bottom Line:   
Ok, they shift fine which i guess is their main purpose but why the hell do they have to be so confusing! My old XT rapid fires were perfect! thumb triggers up-shifts, finger for down-shifts, and they move opposite directions. not with these babies however. both triggers are actuated by your thumb, both triggers move the same direction (forward), and if that isn't bad enough, THE UP TRIGGER ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS THE DOWN TRIGGER ON THE LEFT SIDE! the learning curve just to manage your gear selection is just unreasonable. this actually brings about a deeper contemplation...once a rider passes training wheels, why should there even be a learning curve for riding your bike? good value because they came on my bike, 3 chilies because they work well...once you figure them out!

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Favorite Trail:   Ralph Stover PA

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   older XT rapid fire shifters

Bike Setup:   EWR, SRAM x7-x9 components, rock shox recon shock, avid juicy 3 brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Enduro27 a Weekend Warrior from Greenbrae CA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2010

Strengths:    Very crisp shifting. Lasts a long time.

Weaknesses:    Not that light

Bottom Line:   
A very good shifter for a great price. I have had it for nearly a year and a half and have never had any problems with it

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Favorite Trail:   Northstar

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Village Peddler

Similar Products Used:   Lots of other Shimano's

Bike Setup:   2008 Specialized Enduro SL Comp with nearly everthing new.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by wutty3 a Cross Country Rider from Houston Tx

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2010

Strengths:    Light, Accurate, Shift Nice

Weaknesses:    NO GEAR INDICATOR

Bottom Line:   
They shift good, they look good,they're matchmaker compatible (I have no use for matchmaker) but...NO GEAR INDICATOR. I'm sending them back and getting last years model that has the indicator. What was SRAM thinking?? If you want gear indicators, the entire 2010 x-series apparantly do not have the indicator. You'll have to get last years model.

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Favorite Trail:   Cypresswood

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $68.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Sram X-5

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Tyax Pro upgraded to X-7 derailleurs. stock otherwise

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2011 Sram X7 trigger shifter not working right

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