The X.7 series shares much of the same DNA of X.9 and X.0 level components and is great blend of performance and affordability.
The X.7 trigger shifters feature SRAM's proven 1:1 actuation ratio (shifter cable travel : derailleur movement) for 10-speed rear shifting. EA helps to simplify/stabilize the uneasy act of balancing rear derailleur hanger design, tight cog spacing and exact cable tension. The result is the easiest index shifting system to set up and stays that way.
Another great benefit of the X.7 line up is that it is MatchMaker compatible. With the MatchMaker you can save weight and clutter on the handlebar. This system holds Avid levers, a number of SRAM triggers and the RockShox PushLoc control- all with one tidy, light clamp.
|Shift Lever Type||Exact Actuation|
|Cassette Compatibility||10 Speed|
|Front Shifting||2x10, 3x10|
|Optical Gear Display||No|
|Shift Cable||Stainless Steel|
|Warranty||2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty|
These came with my bike so hard to complain. Still a few things to consider before buying... The upshift trigger protudes a bit too much and the downshift trigger is recessed, so it's hard for me to find a perfect position for it on the handlebar. Also this is my first SRAM shifter and I realize that I prefer the Shimano feeling, downshifting with the index. Much better for shifting down while standing up. Other than that it does its job very nicely: super precise and smooth. I like the 'clicks', gives good feedback. Oh, and you can shift up 2-3 gears at the same time, that's really great.
These shift very smoothly, but a small shifter-window would be nice.