Touring - I need suggestions on some shifters
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06-23-10, 09:45 PM
I just got a Novara Safari and completely distain the twist shifters. Does anyone have a recommendation on some good trigger shifters or some other options? Here is what I am considering so far...
As long as your Safari has 9 cogs in back either of those shifters you linked to will work fine.
06-24-10, 02:35 PM
I like the REI offering. I dislike the gear position indicator and you can remove it for a cleaner bar. Cheaper is nice and I prefer simplicity especially when it comes to touring.
06-24-10, 03:37 PM
You may like the SRAM grip shifters. I had the Shimano and didn't like them. as I use treking bars, the grip shifts work well for me
06-25-10, 07:06 PM
I was actually thinking about doing this: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/SL311A03-Shimano+Sl-Bs77+9-Speed+Bar+End+Shifters.aspx?sc=FRGL
with these: http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/333222352054/122/Paul-Components-Paul-Thumbies.html
Because I saw the same thing here and liked it : http://www.velonaut.net/blog/?page_id=568
The Paul Thumbies and Shimano Bar Ends are a fantastic combo, easy to use and bulletproof. I use this setup on my bikes and it works great.
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