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    SRAM Force left shifter stiff

    Hi guys,

    Noticed over the last couple of rides that my left shifter is requiring a fair bit of force to shift from big to small. Seems odd. Do you think it is a shifter issue or a FD issue?

    Shifts from small to big with no trouble at all.

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    i have no experience with force but it can also be your cables and housings are worn out

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    Hmmm. Going from big to small, the only thing the shifter is doing is releasing the cable. Going from small to big the cable is pulled by the shifter. In the latter case, cable drag (kink, dried Gatorade on the bottom cable guide, etc..) will make shifting hard. In the first case, that isn't normally what happens. Could be the cable tension is a too high, such that it is being held under a lot of tension holding the FD against its high stop. That would make it difficult to click to release it.

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    ^^That's why I thought it was odd. Cabling was changed recently and have done only 700km after that.

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    Has it been stiff ever since you changed it? That suggests to me that it may be installed improperly. If not, about once a month I put a tiny about of spray lube into the internals of both my rival shifters, especially for CX.
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    I have SRAM Force on 3 of my bikes, 2nd generation and others are 2011 and 2012, at times feels like it going to break the paddle but no harder than usual.

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    This happened to me with my Shimano set up. It turned out that the cable was way too tight. It may be worth releasing the cable and then retensioning.

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