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Road bar end shifter with a hybrid FD?

Old 04-20-23, 02:05 AM
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Road bar end shifter with a hybrid FD?

Morning all,

looking at my next project: I have a pair of 3x8 Shimano bar end shifters, and a Shimano Alvio MTB 3x8 drivetrain.

will the bar end shifter pull enough cable to sweep the MTB front derailleur across all three chainrings?

I realise that I can just whack it in and see if it works, but thought I would ask here first.

thanks in advance!
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Old 04-20-23, 05:26 AM
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Yeah, almost positive you won't have any issues. I'm running a sunrace friction thumbie for my triple FD (they use the same shifter for bar end) and have no problems at all.
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I have 3x7 Shimano barends that work fine with 8-speed era LX MTB front derailleur.
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I am running Shimano 8-speed bar-end shifters with 3X8 and the shifter for the FD has plenty of pull to shift it well.
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Thanks all for the real-world experiences. Looks like itíll be fine!
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