Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Snohomish, WA
Bikes: Specialized Sequoia
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Click-to-shift: How good SHOULD it be?
Hey folks, I recently picked up a new Specialized Sequoia, and this is my first bike with click to shift. Really slick, I flick the brake levers to shift up and flick a thumb lever to shift down (or visa versa, don't remember). This seems like quite an improvement from the "old school" I'm used to, where you fiddle with levers till she stays in gear and quits clattering and skipping.
I bought the bike from a very reputable shop, and they supposedly adjusted everything to perfection before I picked it up. But I'm curious about that shifting. It isn't perfect! Usually the click is rewarded with a quick precise shift to the next sprocket, but often it doesn't hit quite right. Either the shift doesn't happen, or it shifts but skips teeth and clatters till I shift back and forth a bit.
So my question is, should I expect perfection here? Should I march this bike right back to the shop and demand that they re-adjust the derailers? Or is this just typical of click-to-shift? Is it just the nature of the beast that I hit occasional mis-shifts and that's as good as it gets? Or is there perhaps something I'm doing wrong in my shift technique?
Any advice would be most appreciated, thanks.