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duppie 01-13-09 08:25 PM

SRAM DualDrive on droap bars with brifters?
 
All,
I'm considering buying a BikeFriday with SRAM DD and dropbars. Currently it is spec'd with barcons.
Can a DualDrive hub work with brifter style shifters? If so, any particular models that work?

I think I know the answer, but appreciate it if someone could verify this.
thanks, Duppie

kb5ql 01-13-09 08:30 PM

Hubbub + Brifters should work. Are you going to be using a Front Derailleur as well?

duppie 01-13-09 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kb5ql (Post 8176914)
Hubbub + Brifters should work. Are you going to be using a Front Derailleur as well?

The config would be SRAM DualDrive and 8/9 cassette. No front derailleur. If I use a hubbub, then the DualDrive hub would not be controlled by the brifter, correct? The brifter would be used for braking, the hubub for shifting gears in the hub? That doesn't seem a real improvement over barcons?
Thanks, Duppie

invisiblehand 01-13-09 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duppie (Post 8176887)
All,
I'm considering buying a BikeFriday with SRAM DD and dropbars. Currently it is spec'd with barcons.
Can a DualDrive hub work with brifter style shifters? If so, any particular models that work?

I think I know the answer, but appreciate it if someone could verify this.
thanks, Duppie

Yes. Apparently the pull for the front derailer is a close match for the internal hub. Presumably since you have a 9 speed cassette they would use Tiagra. But if you look on their website, they have a few "sport" models that mate drops bars with the Dual Drive.

BruceMetras 01-13-09 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duppie (Post 8176887)
All,
I'm considering buying a BikeFriday with SRAM DD and dropbars. Currently it is spec'd with barcons.
Can a DualDrive hub work with brifter style shifters? If so, any particular models that work?

I think I know the answer, but appreciate it if someone could verify this.
thanks, Duppie

I'm running 105 brifters on my SpeedPro with Midge shallow drops.. works great... have fun with it..

duppie 01-14-09 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by invisiblehand (Post 8177249)
Yes. Apparently the pull for the front derailer is a close match for the internal hub. Presumably since you have a 9 speed cassette they would use Tiagra. But if you look on their website, they have a few "sport" models that mate drops bars with the Dual Drive.

Ok, so it is good that I asked. Somehow I had it in my mind that they would NOT work together. Goes to show how much i really know :(
Thanks for the quick replies!
Duppie


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