I am new to this forum and I was wondering is somebody can help me with the
I have just bought a new road bike, the Cube Agree Pro with the Ultegra
group set. What I want to know is if the right shifter/brake control has
a problem. When you try to shift up a gear with either controls, the cable
is not pulled immediately, but the lever moves a bit to the inside and then
force is needed in order to change gear. While the left control moves a
little bit, the right has to move double the distance in order to engage and
pull the cable.
Does anybody know if this is normal ?
Is there a way to shorten that distance?
The dual controls are the Shimano Ultegra ST-6703.
The reason I don't like that, is because when you ride and you are wearing
gloves, the right brake sometimes slips because when I try to pull it, I am also
pushing it towards the left. (and you can move it very easily until it engages
the cable and finds resistance).
I am including a photo in order to better show you what I mean.
'08 Fuji Roubaix RC; '07 Schwinn Le Tour GS; '92 Diamond Back Ascent EX
There is a bit of a learning curve to brifters. You need to get used to pulling straight back for braking. It does eventually get automatic. Whether there is actually a problem with the amount of movement before engaging or the amount of force required to shift would be best left up to the LBS where you purchased the bike.