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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.

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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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