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Old 10-06-14, 08:41 AM
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Anyone using 9 or 10sp thumb shifters with Shimano hydraulic brakes?

I want to run thumb shifters on a bike with Shimano hydraulic levers. I am worried about 2 things: clearance with the reservoir - which will not allow the shifters to be in line with the brake levers and excessive lever throw on small diameter shifters or bar cons.

Does anyone have any experience with the IRD, Paul thumby + barcon, Microshift, Sunrace thumbies with Shimano hydarulic levers?
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My bike is a Scott Spark 20 with Shimano XT 9 speed shifters and hydraulic brakes. Everything fits and works well. No problems!

WELL, the lockout shifter for the rear shock keeps breaking. That is more of a design failure and my inability to keep the knobbies in the dirt.
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My bike is a Scott Spark 20 with Shimano XT 9 speed shifters and hydraulic brakes. Everything fits and works well. No problems!

WELL, the lockout shifter for the rear shock keeps breaking. That is more of a design failure and my inability to keep the knobbies in the dirt.
Did you mean XT 7/8* speed thumbies? I have several sets of those, and find the angle required to clear the reservoir is not ideal. I was wondering how the modern offerings stacked up. I really do not want to switch to cable discs or to another brand with smaller reservoirs
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Why not just run Shimano index shifters? For 9/10 speed, there's no shortage of new shifters with clearances designed to match Shimano levers?
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Why not just run Shimano index shifters? For 9/10 speed, there's no shortage of new shifters with clearances designed to match Shimano levers?
I like thumb shifters
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