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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
SRAM and Shimano have different pull ratios for their rear derailleurs,so the shifters must match. SRAM makes shifters for both,Shimano only makes shifters for their stuff. If your bike has Shimano derailleurs,you need Shimano-compatible shifters. There are other companies like Microshift and Sunrace that also make Shimano-compatible twistys.

Wat? That shouldn't be,the shifters should match the rear cluster(there are double/triple compatible front shifters). I ditched the twistys on my Safari for SRAM Attack triggers a week after I bought it. 10k+ miles in all weather and zero issues.
I have read some other threads here and elsewhere discussing trigger shifters vs grip shifters. It seems to be a matter decided by personal experience but I have no experience with trigger shifters. I like the Thumbies suggested by A10K above, except for the price - $74/pair. They do let me use the down tube shifters currently on the bike, though, leaving me only brake levers to match, find and buy. Still, the SRAM right hand twist shifter MRX 6 speed is only $12. The web site says it is made of finest quality materials; they wouldn't lie, would they? I suppose I might find a comparably priced left hand twist shifter and almost be in business if I can avoid ordering the wrong stuff.
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