Would these shifters do?


May 15, 2012
I bought some brake levers looking to replace my current ones, but after taking a look the shifter is integrated with the current levers...
Looking for a "cheap" replacement for the shifter as I don't want to dump too much money into this Hardrock and came across these and these .

I mean they're really cheap though, would they do me OK or should I just invest a little more into something more decent?

Here are the specs on the bike, in case you want to suggest compatability :)

Thanks in advance

Quo Fan

don't make me kick your ass
Unfortunately, if you want to get better shifters, you will need to get even more parts, like a new chain and rear cassette because you would have to upgrade to 8 speed. An 8 speed chain is narrower than a 7 speed chain, but you can use the same derialers.

You cannot use 8 speed shifters with a 7 speed cassette.

But in answer to your question, yes, those will do.


Turbo Monkey
Feb 9, 2004
South Seattle
Necro thread. But an 8sp and 7sp chain are one and the same. When we went to 8sp, they simply added a cog on the cassette and made the freehub body longer. We all had to buy new hubs.
So yes, you can use an 8sp shifter with a 7sp cassette. The last click just won't do anything.