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Old 10-22-17, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I don't do flat bars. Just can't stand 'em anymore. But if I did, I'd go with the trigger shifters; they worked great on the modern MTB I sold early this summer.

My ideal gravel bike will have either barcons or brifters. For any bike I'm going to ride hard in the gravel, indexing is kinda important.
My experience with flat bars appears to be different from most. I love the classic look of drops on a bike, but flats just seem to work for me. I cut them down so that when I ride on my bar ends my hands a just about shoulder width apart. Can ride for 5 or 6 hours with no hand discomfort.

I have brifters on the gravel bike I rode this year. They worked well and I may very well end up going back to them if this experiment doesn't work. But in my test rides with the new bike, I've not missed the indexing as much as I thought I would.
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