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Old 08-07-14, 03:16 PM   #1
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SRAM 9 speed shifter with indicator

Hi, today I bought a second hand bike which can with SRAM X5 shifters, but the current shifters which are fitted do not have any indicators so I cant tell which gear I'm I without looking at the cassette, is the a SRAM X5 shifter set with the indicators or what other sram shifters have the indicators which are 9 speed thanks
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Old 08-07-14, 04:05 PM   #2
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Hi, today I bought a second hand bike which can with SRAM X5 shifters, but the current shifters which are fitted do not have any indicators so I cant tell which gear I'm I without looking at the cassette, is the a SRAM X5 shifter set with the indicators or what other sram shifters have the indicators which are 9 speed thanks
Is there a reason why you need that? You can just ride based on perceived effort and adjust the gears accordingly.
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Here ya go:
https://www.sram.com/sram/mountain/p...igger-shifters
https://www.sram.com/sram/mountain/p...-twist-shifter

Note: if you have SRAM derailleurs,then you have to use SRAM shifters to match the cable pull. As Elvo said though,before spending money,why not just see is you can manage without them? I rarely look at my shifters.
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All of my previous bikes have had indicators on it so i find it a bit weird when i'm riding it and not knowing what gear i'm in.
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Old 08-09-14, 04:25 PM   #5
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Put a set of X7 thumbshifters without indicators on one of my recumbents a few years ago - I was surprised by the omission but remembered that I had ridden with friction downtube shifters for years and that, as far as I know, brifters don't have indicators.
I can see the front rings, but have to make educated guess as to which rear cog I am on. (On most 'bents, can't look back and see the cassette) On a steep hill, I can tell pretty well when I am down to the lowest cog. Not a problem.
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Old 08-09-14, 06:05 PM   #6
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I like being able to glance down at the shift indicator to see what gear I am in. Not while just cruising along, rather when approaching a stop sign or some other obstruction that requires slowing or stopping.
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I've always just looked down .. until I Got an IGH, now I don't even have to do that.
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I had indicators on my hybrid and when I went to a road bike the upgraded components did not have them. I really hated going without them until I actually rode it and found I didn't even miss them. They serve no useful purpose don't sweat it.
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