Well, my wife got a new Trek 2000 a couple of months ago. I was so suprised she wanted one. Well, now she is up and running 50-60 mile rides on Saturdays and talking about her first English Century. Was I ever suprised.
Now comes the issue she is having. I know the Short Reach Brifters....may help, but am not sure. In addition to the fact that she is having a trouble having the strength to get from the middle chainring to the big chainring. It is not just an issue of the reach, though that may help. She can get from the small chain ring to the middle with no problem. She has not problems on the rear shifter.
Do you think that the short reach shifters will give her more leverage also. We dont mind spending the $ to change over, but hate to spend it if she still wont be able to get to the big ring.
If all else fails, should she just go with middle / little and go to a smaller cassette in the rear to get some benefits?