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    Eternal Junior Member Skunk's Avatar
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    What is "Indexed"

    I always thought my old Shogun had Shimano friction change (levers are on downtube) but now I noticed the levers have SIS printed on them. So whats the difference between the two??

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Indexed shifting means that the shifter has click stops that provide distinct positions for each of the different gears

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    They're the same only they've crappy detents on the shifters to make it a hassle to adjust.

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    Thanks guys, I understand now. I think the click is long gone but there is no issue with how the gears change and hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunk
    Thanks guys, I understand now. I think the click is long gone but there is no issue with how the gears change and hold.
    Your shifters have a dual mode. One is index,the other is friction. The D ring on the side of the shifter switches it.

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