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my cannondale f7 came with x.4s but the front one broke (only gears 1 & 2 work). figured as long as i'm replacing it, i should upgrade it.

i found the x.7 on amazon, $36 for the front only
http://www.amazon.com/Index-Front-T...1_70?ie=UTF8&s=cycling&qid=1278637231&sr=1-70

and the x.9, $59 also front only
http://www.amazon.com/SRAM-Trigger-...1_96?ie=UTF8&s=cycling&qid=1278636813&sr=1-96

should i get the set while i'm at it, but then i'll have to upgrade the rear derailleur for more speeds, right?

i also read that twist are all the rave right now... what do u think?
 

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http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=602215

If your shifter is actually broken, get whichever. I think the 7 and the 9 are both in the diminishing returns part of the line - good, and not a whole lot of difference between them.

You don't have to replace your rear derailleur for more speeds - it only "knows" how much tension is on the cable, and SRAM has used the same pull ratio for years. You do need a new cassette, and you should get a new chain if you're replacing your cassette, to get the most wear out of both (and because lower-speed chains are fatter than what higher-speed cassettes and shifters are designed to work with, potentially causing shifting problems and noise.)

I didn't like twist shifters when I had 'em, but I only had the crappy ones. Try a bike that has a set and then decide.
 

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Really a front shifter...... does it really make a diffrence.......Id opt for another SX4 IMHO. How often are you really using that?
 

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hardwarz said:
Last month, I bought X.7 shifter set from www.performancebike.com for $39.99 for the SET!
X7=9 speed X4=8 speed OP would have to buy a 9 spd cassette.....so your 39$ shifter set just turned into a 90$ shifter set. Just a thought.......
 

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ae111black said:
X7=9 speed X4=8 speed OP would have to buy a 9 spd cassette.....so your 39$ shifter set just turned into a 90$ shifter set. Just a thought.......
Yeah, IF he wants to upgrade to 9 speed immediately. He could just buy the set, swap the front shifter, then ride what he has until something else breaks or he decides to spring for a new cassette and chain. (Cause of course, the front shifter doesn't care if you're running 8sp, 9 sp, or whatever.)
 
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