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    Scott AT2 MTB Bullhorns

    Hey. Anybody use these?


    I got sick of the crummy Nashbar trekking bars on my hybrid. (They flex so much when I grab the "hoods" that I fear I'm going to fold them in half.) I thought I'd try these, which I found pretty reasonably on eBay. My question: I've got grip shifters (which are basically just the collar of the shifter -- no grips). How (and where) do you mount yours?

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    I use some scott at-4 that I bought new around '90. I don't use twist shift on mine, but here is a picture of how I have it set up. The shifters are in a traditional location. When I replace the grip tape next time I won't be using the regular rubber grips. The transition is not comfortable.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/soreyes...7594570735900/

    Sheldon Brown has a page about them here:
    http://sheldonbrown.com/scott.html

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    Man, I love this forum sometimes! Just what I wanted to see. Thanks very much.

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    Check out the trekking bars from harris cyclery, they rock, I've got em on my folder and I put some pressure on them and they're solid.

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    Excellent! You should have no problem getting the GripShift to work on your new bars!
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    OK. Here's the wrinkle.

    Seems I didn't quite recall that my grip shifters have a little half-sleeve still. Sheldon's link has a mod for using grip shifters with these bars, but I don't think it quite applies to these. How much are thumb shifters anyway? What are the compatibility issues I need to know about? (And if there's a mod, should this be moved to the Mechanics forum?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
    OK. Here's the wrinkle.

    Seems I didn't quite recall that my grip shifters have a little half-sleeve still. Sheldon's link has a mod for using grip shifters with these bars, but I don't think it quite applies to these. How much are thumb shifters anyway? What are the compatibility issues I need to know about? (And if there's a mod, should this be moved to the Mechanics forum?)
    Short grip shifters can be made to work. Remove rubber grip, make cut in underlying plastic to allow enough deflection to get past bar bend, reassemble shifter.

    Grip Shifters on Road bars

    sheldon had a picture somewhere...

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    Just switch to harris cyclery trekking bars, unless you're dying for the bull look.

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    If you just can't quite get the Gripshift to work, find a set of Suntour XCPro thumbshifters [8spd/friction], or any Shimano Rapidfire shifter [8spd or 9spd depending on the model/year]. The thumbies will be much harder to find than the Shimano stuff. If it's 9spd, you can find Deore new for $40/set or XT used for $50/set. Any of those will work with a Shimano or Suntour rear dérailleur. If you want to go with SRAM, make sure your shifters and dérailleurs are compatible.
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    I am a big fan of the flat bars w/built-in bar ends. Much lighter than a flat bar with add-on bar ends. It also gives you one of my favorite hand positions, right at the first bend.

    I had been running the Scott AT-2 on my Sirrus and the wider Klein Statum bars on my Trek 4300. I sold both bikes, but kept the bars. I also picked up a spare set of each style on eBay in the event that I trash my bars.

    I just purchased a Trek 7.3FX and Trek 4500 as replacements. I put the wider Kleins on my 7.3, but I may put the AT-2s on the 7.3 and the Kleins on the 4500.

    Looks like someone already posted the link to Sheldon Brown's site showing grip shifters on the AT-2s. I don't know if grip shifters would fit on the Kleins with the tighter radius turn, but they are sweet with standard flat bar hardware.

    Good luck, TR

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    My Safari came with trekking bars. Zero flex,even after multiple polo crashes. Sounds like you got a bad set. You might be able to get the grip shifters around the bends on the bullhorns. My Safari also came with grip shifters,which I hated,so I swapped them for SRAM triggers. I think they were like $40 shipped of eBay. I like the SRAMs better than Shimanos because they use 2 thumb levers which are easier to use in winter when wearing heavy gloves/mittens.

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