For reference: http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik...ro1x_spec.html
I am riding a Jamis Allegro 1x.
I find the straight bars very uncomfortable after several 40+ mile rides including hand numbness and loss of tactility in my fingers. Now to the point..
I have decided to move ahead with what everybody tells me is a difficult or odd choice. I want to change my current handlebars to drop. I already have a drop bar that fits just fine.
My hang up is the shifters - my old ones are Thumb shifters that juts simply don't fit on the bar. Ive tried bending them but they are as far as they can reasonably go so I have to replace them.
What are my options, can I go integrated shifter/breaks and if so what do I need to look at replacing or for compatibility? I don't know exactly how the derailleurs and cassette interact or what I should be worried about when making this choice.