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Old 02-04-12, 08:30 PM   #1
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SRAM Rival Shifter in the "fully-released position"?

Hi Everyone

I'm new to the SRAM double-tap shifters world and have a question.

As I'm setting the front derailleur, I need to set the left shifter in the "fully released position". How do I know I am in this position?
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Okay, I think I figured it out - I grabbed the cable end and clicked the left shifter until there was the lowest amount of tension on the cable.

So now I'm shifting and it takes and unreal amount of finger power to shift to the large cog. Is this normal? My fingers are hurting me right now.
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Does not sound normal, but I don't have that shifter, mine are X.3 trigger
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Does not sound normal, but I don't have that shifter, mine are X.3 trigger
I agree, and I've had Ultegra before and it didn't react like this.

Btw, all parts are new out of the box.
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sounds wrong, do you have the cable anchored/routed properly at the pinch bolt?
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sounds wrong, do you have the cable anchored/routed properly at the pinch bolt?
I was wondering about that, let me get a picture uploaded here... be right back...
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sounds wrong, do you have the cable anchored/routed properly at the pinch bolt?
You were bang on! I wasn't setting the cable in an "L" shape. Thanks

I have another question!

In this SRAMtech video, at 6:10 he states that the big chainring doesn't have a trim position; strangely enough, mine does. If i'm in the large chainring and I tap the left shifter, the derailleur comes back in just slightly, indicating trim to me.
Am I doing this right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38vdA5OOBxI
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yes there is a trim for the big ring but not the small
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Thanks R.
Btw, check this thread out below, I'll be posting final pics on a bike build I just finished tonite, with your help.
Pics should be up in 5 minutes.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...don-t-flame-me!
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