Want to change shifters on my bike.
I want to change the "grip shift" style shifters on my '08 Trek 7200 to trigger style shifters. I have never done this before and figured I should ask here about component selection and any issues I might need to look out for. I searched for this information in a few different ways but didn't find anything, although perhaps I wasn't searching on the correct terms.
The bike has the 8 speed Alivio derailer on the rear and the Shimano C102 on the front.
I am not 100% sure on all of the specifics on compatibility, but I assume that something like these
Is the only requirement that the shifters match the 8speed (rear), 3 speed (front) of the derailers?
or is this too much of a hassle to bother with?
In short, what specs do I need to find on a trigger shifter to match the drivetrain on this bike?
What trigger (or is it thumb?) shifter do you recommend?