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Old 09-26-06, 04:37 AM   #1
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Gripshift direction

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I'm new here, first post. I hope someone can help

I recently replaced my gripshifters (don't want an arguement I just like them ok ) and the rear shifter shifts in the oppsite direction to my previous set. I remember hearing something about this years ago.

Very confusing indeed and it's causing me lots of problems.

As it curently works, clockwise rotation, ie rotating it forward, shifts to the larger cog. It's an SRAM Attack. Is there any way I can reverse this?

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Old 09-26-06, 07:32 AM   #2
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I don't know much about grip shifters, but I doubt that this is reversible. I suspect you'll have to just get used to it... or get another front grip-shifter with the traditional rotation direction (where pulling it back towards you shifts to a larger chainring).
This is the sort of thing you'll be able to get used to. One easy way to think about things here is that rotating the grip shifter away from you shifts into a harder gear, for both front and rear deraillers.
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Hmm. That doesn't sound right. My X.0's shift the other way. In fact, both left and right are consistent in that pulling back toward you is a pull on the cable and the other way releases. Are you sure it's installed correctly?
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Didn't happen to change to rear derailleur to a rapid rise when you changed the shifters, did you?
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Thanks for the replies

Freeranger takes the prize. I replaced the derailleur with a new XT and pulling the cable shifts to a smaller cog. Looking at the old one it is the other way around

Ok that's the problem diagnosed. Any solution?

I have been slowly getting used to it but it's just wrong. When I come to a steep climb I naturally want to pull back on the bars, which equates to rotating the shifter towards me to get a lower gear.

Cheers

David

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The only solution is to change the rear der.back to a "high normal" (not rapid rise) derailleur. After a while, you'll probably get used to the way it shifts now, but it you must have it like it was, a der. change is the only way I know to do it.
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I have been slowly getting used to it but it's just wrong. When I come to a steep climb I naturally want to pull back on the bars, which equates to rotating the shifter towards me to get a lower gear.

Cheers

David
That's funny, because with Rapidfire shifters (Shimano triggers), one of the advantages of a Rapidrise derailleur is that you use your index finger for very fast (spring loaded) downshifts, which is what you get when shifting to higher gears with conventional derailleurs and Rapidfire shifters. Quick downshifting as you approach a steep climb is really the whole point of rapid rise. The other thing that most folks like about Rapid Rise, once they get used to it, is that the front shifters and rear shifters work the same in terms of downshifting and upshifting, because both front and rear derailleurs are "low normal." I guess with the gripshifters maybe Rapidrise isn't ideal. I suspect, though, that you can get used to it, if you give it time. Otherwise, changing the derailluer is the only way to make it work like before. Good luck-
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Thanks, I guess I'll just live with it. With gripshifters the rapid-rise derailleur "benefit" is uneccessary. It's what I love about them, one twist and you can move from one end of the cassette to the other in the time it takes to move one cog with a trigger shift.
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