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    Ergo shifters on On-One Midge bars?

    Cross posted from the road cycling forum since I figured I might get a faster response here:


    I'm wondering if anyone has experience with riding on the hoods of the On-One Midge bar with ergo-shifters. It looks like with the flare it could be a little uncomfortable, but thought I'd check before I decide to look for something else.

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    On Ergos I think you release cable with the thumb shifter, which is accessible from the hoods but not from the drops. I believe most people set up their Midges to spend most of their time in the drops, so that's a potential issue.

    Shimano or SRAM, you can shift either way from the drops.

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    Not totally unrelated, but I was using an ergo right lever on a moustache bar. It took a bit of getting used to, but i was able to access the thumb shifter with no problem. With the midge, I suspect it would be even more easier to access because of the flare...that is..while on the drops. Riding on the hoods might be another thing....

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    Ergo's and midges are a great combo. A better match than Shimano STI, imo.

    Set it up so the drops are the primary hand position, and everything else falls into place. The thumb shifter is very accessible.

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    Riding on the hoods with a midge is kind of odd, I don't recomend it, at least not as your primary position. Your wrists get kind of kinked inwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    On Ergos I think you release cable with the thumb shifter, which is accessible from the hoods but not from the drops. I believe most people set up their Midges to spend most of their time in the drops, so that's a potential issue.

    Shimano or SRAM, you can shift either way from the drops.
    So, you can't access the thumb levers on Campy Ergos from the drops. WOW, that's new to me. I've been riding them for years with no problems at all. And I've got small hands. Anyone who says that has never used Campy shifters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
    So, you can't access the thumb levers on Campy Ergos from the drops. WOW, that's new to me. I've been riding them for years with no problems at all. And I've got small hands. Anyone who says that has never used Campy shifters.
    Especially in a dirt drop or moustache situation, I think it's more difficult to reach the thumb shifter than the lever from the drops. YMMV.

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