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Old 11-12-08, 12:46 PM
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Suntour bar end shifters question

I'm upgrading an old road Trek, adding Suntour bar end friction shifters. Anyone know if these shifters have enough range for an 8-speed cassette?
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Old 11-12-08, 01:20 PM
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yes, they do.
or, at least, the set a friend of mine'd used on his cross check did. perhaps some models don't, but i can't imagine why not.
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Old 11-12-08, 01:52 PM
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Their range is only limited by the rear derailleur as they are friction and not indexed. I run a vintage set of Suntour Barcons with a 9 speed set up on my MTB.
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I've used them with an 8sp cassette and no problems. Going from top to bottom cogs, the shifter only needed to be moved half way, so I guess there was room for two or three more cogs.
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I've used SunTour Sprint shifters on 8 speed cassettes on a couple of bikes.
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