Touring - Trigger shifters and trekking bars
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05-18-08, 01:00 PM
I finally picked up the REI trekking bars to put on my 7.3 FX. I have a few stems to play with as well.
In looking at other rigs, I notice I haven't seen any trigger set ups. Lots of grip/twist shifter (no thanks) and lots of thumb shifters (I think that is the name).
Is there any reason for this other than maybe triggers aren't as reliable and need to be more exact? Are they a poor choice for the trekking bars? Mine are integrated with the brake levers. Thanks.
05-18-08, 06:43 PM
I have a slight problem with my SRAM X7 thumb shifters. I sometimes hit the shifter with my knees when out of the saddle. Just be aware of that possible interference. Probably why you see many setups with grip shifters, which I really like by the way. :)
05-19-08, 01:03 AM
Hmm, hadn't thought about that aspect. I don't think it would be an issue, but I just got another MTB bike that could maybe use the triggers off this bike.
I have a bike with grip shifters and I am not a big fan. I guess they work fine, but they are also the reason it doesn't get ridden much and will be changed in the future. Just don't do it for me. I also volunteer fixing old bikes and grip shifters are always the worst it seems.
I guess it will sit for a little while. Still trying to decide if the or my C'dale will be the bike that gets to see touring duty.
I have some thumb shifters around somewhere, not sure if the are friction or not. Might give them a try.
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