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Old 05-09-20, 08:43 AM
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MicroNew Shifters arrived

So....the new MicroNew shifters arrived yesterday. Putting the 2 x 7 versions on my old steel Trek. As has been noted a couple of times on this site, they arrived without instructions. Shouldn't be too hard to figure out, but if anyone has thoughts or suggestions, I'd appreciate it.

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Old 05-09-20, 10:06 AM
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Be grateful you didn't end up with any of the low-end Shimano 7 or 8 speed brifters. And enjoy the superior function, of not having to move the brake lever ridiculously far over every time you want to shift, and probably accidentally applying the brakes at some point.

With the Microshift shifters, they didn't deliberately sabotage the low end models like Shimano did, all of them seem to "just work".
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But this is 'Micronew,' not 'Microshift.' Are they the same company, or is Micronew a pirate?
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Same item, as fas as I'm aware.
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FWIW, I love the Microshift/New brifters. The paddles just fall right under my fingers.
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As this 2019 thread suggests, MicroNew might be gray market MicroShift. Hard to be sure unless there are distinctive markings. Same as Nashbar branded cassettes that turned out to be rebranded MicroShift. (Or Spotti/Przewalski shorts, bibs, etc., which sometimes carry both brands and logos on the same items.)

So Google around for MicroShift instructions. Should be the same for MicroNew. My Microshift integrated brakes/shifters came with instructions but I didn't really need them. Setup was pretty intuitive.
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"Your Microshift gear operating system may not be genuine."
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So...I promised a short review once I'd had these for a while....
Installed on my 7 speed Ultegra Trek 660. I guess this is how the other half lives? (as opposed to down tube shifters). In short, I'm happy. They just work. There are a few quirks, like pushing the lever over until you hear the click (you can't just feel it....you want to hear the sound). And for the front, moving to the small ring means clicking the button twice. They're not exactly sleek looking (ugly, in fact), but no worse than some of the Shimano stuff I've seen. It's noisier than the Shimano's...lots of clicks...but who cares? Cannot speak about durability after only 5 weeks, but for the money I paid....to upgrade an old 7 speed system? Just do it and enjoy.

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Thanks! I've never heard of these.
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