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Old 12-03-11, 08:33 AM
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Which is more moisture/cold weather resistant?

Between trigger or grip shifters? I'm thinking the triggers, but wanted to get you guys opinion since this will be my first winter riding in below freezing temps. I currently have 9sp triggers, but do have an 8sp grip shifter that I could switch to if it would be better.
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Rohloff. (It's a "pull-pull" system with no return springs) Very affordable.
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Pretty much a tie, I think. Neither should freeze up on you mid-ride if you shift often. The best way to freeze a shifter is to take a nice long rain ride then park your bike outdoors over night.

Rear derailers usually freeze before shifters, what with water running down the cable along the seatstay.
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I've used both quite a bit in below feezing weather. Never had either on be an issue. Pick which system you like and don't worry about it. Do a good install, nice and clean, drip a little silicone or teflon lube in the housing when running the cable through, and it keeps things smooth for a long time. Run good housing with a stainless cable.

The thing that you need to worry about is if you have exposed cables. If they get wet, and you get water then inside the houwing it can make things funky.

Run full housing and it ins't any sort of issue though.

Unless you managed to somehow dump a bunch of water into you shifter mechanisim. And if you're riding in sub-freezing temps, that isn't likely much of an issue anyhow.
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If you wanna run lobster gloves, Gripshifts might be a tiny bit easier to shift.
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Old 12-03-11, 01:36 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I'll stick to my 9sp triggers then. I do plan on running full length of lined Jagwire cable/housing. I'll be sure to also grease the cable and try to get some into the ends of the housing. Hopefully that'll do the trick. The bike will be kept outside in an open front 8 car garage at least at first until I see if it'll freeze up out there. I'd like to avoid bringing a snow/salt/general WI winter grime covered bike indoors on a regular basis.
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I would think grip shifters, being simpler, would be more reliable.
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