Training & Nutrition - bar con vs bar end
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04-18-07, 05:41 PM
I'm building an old cannondale frame with aerobars and I was wondering what the difference is between bar con and bar end shifters. Supposedly the bar cons are ratcheted- is that similar to indexed. My main question is what are the pros and cons of each. thanks
From my extensive reading (tr. I think I saw it in a magazine or maybe the internet) the difference between bar end and bar con shifters is that the latter is a particular name for bar end shifters owned by a single company and everyone else has to call theirs bar end shifters, unless they can come up with a clever name themselves.
04-18-07, 07:38 PM
I run old SunTour bar end friction shifters on one of my bikes. Non-indexed, which I prefer, 'cause there aren't any adjustments. If I were building up a fancy TT bike, I might want indexed shifters.
04-18-07, 08:13 PM
thanks for the help- I think I want indexed, but thats just because of some previous bad experience with ghost-shifting friction shifters.
04-18-07, 08:14 PM
oh i guess this is the wrong thread- thanks for replying though haha
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