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STI shifting

Old 10-10-12, 11:51 AM
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STI shifting

I was thinking about getting the new Trek Crossfit and would like to know if it is possible to forgo the top bar braking and connect the brakes to the shifters. Thanks for your input. A
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yes, the shifters also break. The ones on the top are supplementary. You will have to disassemble the bars and remove the brake cables from the shifters to un-route them from the top brakes. Its fairly easy. Just keep them on imo.
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yep, both the shifters and the handle bars have the brakes attached. Leave it the way it is, it is a good set up for a cross/touring bike.
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