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    Rabbit Habbit! Jerry in So IL's Avatar
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    Trigger Shifters

    I'm wanting to swap out my X7 grip shifters for X7 trigger shifters. But as I was noticing on my ride lst night, I rally don't have much space left between my legs and the handlebars, width wise. I was wondering if anyone has done the swap over and noticed that their legs were hitting the triggers?

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    I'll be needing that for squirels and such....

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    This is probably one of the reasons for using grip shifters on recumbents.

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    Jerry
    I'll be needing that for squirels and such....

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    I replaced gripshifts on my V-Rex with SRAM triggers. They aren't in the way. I could imagine some setups where there could be clearance issues, depending on the legs and the handlebars setup.
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    I bought JanMM's Rans Tailwind. Love it, BTW. He had installed triggers. They R in the way. I'll reinstall gripshifters when I get around to it.

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    You could install the triggers on a slightly wider bar. These are not expensive and I think well worth it. I just bought a Screamer tandem with narrow bars and the grip shifts and I will be going to the X.9 triggers and B39 Bar as soon as I can afford to. I have the triggers on two other bikes and love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blamp28 View Post
    You could install the triggers on a slightly wider bar. These are not expensive and I think well worth it. I just bought a Screamer tandem with narrow bars and the grip shifts and I will be going to the X.9 triggers and B39 Bar as soon as I can afford to. I have the triggers on two other bikes and love them.
    B-39s on my V-Rex. Leverleg's Tailwind has the T-bars.
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    Yes I saw that but I meant that he could use the combination of B-37 or B-39 bars and triggers together.
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    I have X.9 gripshifters on both of my bents. Absolutely love them. Have trigger shifters on a couple of DF bikes ... don't like those so much.
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    Triggers on T'wind

    I have SRAM trigger shifters on a Tailwind and they work very well. I think the straight T-bar set up is ideal for trigger shifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKXray View Post
    I have SRAM trigger shifters on a Tailwind and they work very well. I think the straight T-bar set up is ideal for trigger shifters.
    Less potential for interference with the T-bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blamp28 View Post
    Yes I saw that but I meant that he could use the combination of B-37 or B-39 bars and triggers together.
    That could start to get less cost-effective, since the B-39/37 might need a new riser.
    I think he is leaning towards gripshifts, anyway.
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    Yea, I think I'm just going to save the money and stay this my gripshifters. But its triggers all the way when I find a Rans Rocket!

    Thanks for the input folks.

    Jerry
    I'll be needing that for squirels and such....

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    I'd go to the LBS and hold a pair up against the bars and see if your knees would hit them. They will go where the grip shifters are now.
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