Bicycle Mechanics - 9spd deore xt shifter question
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08-01-12, 02:37 PM
Any know if the 9spd deore xt shifter set had a trim-able left (front) shifter?
If not, is there a recommendation for a set of 9sp, shimano compatible shifters that do have a trim function?
08-01-12, 02:41 PM
You could use a micro-adjust SRAM grip shifter on the right side. The bike would be a bit goofy looking with two different shifters but you'd get the function you desire.
08-01-12, 05:22 PM
The whole point of Rapidfire STI's is that you click into gear, and you don't need to trim. If you have the need to trim, you have a badly set up front mech. As DD notes, you could use Gripshift, where you have more of an option, but you have to ensure you get a compatible version.
08-01-12, 09:19 PM
Yup. No rapidfire ever had a trim. A design flaw, IMHO.
Edit: As mentioned above, some Sram gripshifters have 'trim' (multiple clicks per gear) on the front. The other option would be to go with a set of Shimano bar-end shifters with a set of barend-shifter-top-bar-mounts like Paul's Thumbies. Then your front shifting would be friction. This would be my preferred option.
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