Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Wind Tunnels of Cheyenne
Bikes: Burley Duet [of some unknown year] (the guinea pig); 2001 Ventana ECDM (the project); And always one less than I think I really need.
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Possibly, and would be a better option, but my local LBS and other sources have said the climb shifter can be reprogrammed for multiple shifts but no one knew for sure if they (two in a series) could be programmed front and back. For the sprint shifter while they can be reprogrammed for the FD and/or the RD, it is also a "two switch system whereas the climbers are only one. The LBS wasn't sure if the software would recognize a single use switch twice (climbers) like it does all the other multi-pod setups. Again, hope it would work because this would be the easiest option...Waiting patiently awaiting response from Shimano tech.
Finally heard back from Shimano...They don't know either...And didn't seem too willing to just send a tech to the back and try it. First it couldn't be done, then you could have one climb shifter for either the FD or the RD, but not both; Then the climb shifters could only be plugged into the STI shifters and not an independent junction box; Then you could plug them into an independent box but then it would be two separate systems and wouldn't work; Then I would have to unplug the STIs and program the R600s then reattach (which may have been quickly dismissed when I asked about the climbers working without the STIs); Then...then...then...
Final tech support from Shimano- You could always buy two shifters and give it a try...
PS- The etube software is not blind/screenreader accessible (in case anyone was wondering).
Thanks to all for your input, may just have to grab a newspaper and smack the pilot on the schnootz...Bad pilot bad pilot.
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