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    SRAM Rival - adjust shift lever reach?

    I have SRAM rival shifters (2012) and am wondering if I can adjust the shift lever reach independently of the brake lever reach. I know this can be done on Red and Force, and it seems that my rival shifters have the same cam that is used to adjust the reach on Red and Force. However no matter how much i play with it, I've yet to create any separation between the shift and brake levers.

    I took it to my LBS and they said it should be able to be done but they ended up with the same results: the shift lever is still all the way forward, touching the brake lever. So, is this perhaps just not a feature that's available on rival, or is there some secret to making this work?

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    Well, the brake lever reach and the shift lever reach are adjusted independently, by two different screws. So, if your shift lever reach screw is already set for maximum forward position, then adjusting the brake lever will not be able to create any gap between the levers: the shift lever will simply follow the brake lever, regardless of how you adjust the latter. Is this what you observe in your case?

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    the reach for the shift paddle is the cam on the pivot of the shift lever. you must adjust the shift reach before the brake lever

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