SRAM X7 shifters review

Comparable in price, if not performance-wise, with Shimano XT

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £54.00 RRP | USD $33.74
SRAM X7 shifters

Our review

Solid, shitproof shifts, but not as slick or swift as same price XT
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In hierarchy terms, SRAM’s X7 lines up against LX, but pricewise it’s mano a mano with XT, which is a much tougher adversary. If you like a firm, obvious no-nonsense shift that’s easily felt even when the bike is bouncing all over the place it’s worth a look though. 


The fact it still carries on clunking from cog to cog even if your cables are in a right state is another reason why SRAM’s mid-ranger has many die-hard fans.


It’s definitely slower per shift than XT though, with single-direction plastic triggers having a longer, softer-feeling throw than their Shimano competition, even if the eventual click is more obvious. The fact that X5 is almost identical in feel for £13 less knocks its value rating too.

Product Specifications


Name X.7 Trigger
Brand SRAM

Compatibility SRAM 1:1 rear derailleurs
Weight (g) 262
Available Colours Silver
Bike Use Mountain
Material Alloy
No of Gear Speeds 9