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Location: Albany, NY
Bikes: 80's Treks, cargo bike, Lugged LeMond, Eddy Merckx 7-11, Smoothie, All City MM disc, and some more
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I couldn't handle it... asked Nashbar. This only serves to deepen the mystery for me. The guy assisting me said they were Shimano non-series shifters, roughly equivalent to Tiagra.
So I did a little looking and yes, there are Shimano 9 speed non-series shifters with the double paddle set. They do not however look like these... they look just like Tiagra shifters. If I was going to spend $650 on a bike I would probably go with the steel one Nashbar is currently selling that has been discussed here before. This one definitely looks to give those looking for decent aluminum cross bike at a low price another option.
Looks like the cables are routed internally too.
Last edited by puckett129; 12-01-11 at 11:22 AM.