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Old 06-23-08, 03:38 PM   #1
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Shimano Dura Ace 9 Speed Bar End Shifters

With treking bars and a Thompson Stem. Should I use the index feature or friction.......

Or should I just try them both and decide.....probably.

+ or - ?
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Old 06-23-08, 04:20 PM   #2
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I like friction myself. Makes fiddling with adjustments obsolete. I rode my mtb with thumb shifters set to friction for many years.
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I was leaning that way.
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I like having my front at friction - no more of the "one gear that rubs" nonsense for me! - and the rear at indexed. The DA barends have a really solid "CLICK" on indexing, makes it really fun!
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If you're using a Nashbar Trekking bar, make sure you have sufficient clearance between the bar ends or the shifters will overlap.
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