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I am thinking of getting a Raleigh Sojourn and I am not sure how I would make out with the barend shifters it comes with, anyone have some info on this type of shifter or how it could be changed to brake shifters ???
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Well I have narowed it down to 2 bikes A Jamis Aurora Elite 2010.
and a Raleigh Sojorn 2011. I just cant seam to get the barend shifter thing, evean after taking a Sojorn for a ride as far as the Aurora it has 32 spoke wheels and I wanted 36 and does not come with a Brooks saddle like the Sojorn. I am not planning to go touring with the bike Just my normal 25 mile rides and maybe a century some day

So any of you that would like to coment on eather bike I would like to hear from you
 

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Index shifting is nice, I admit.

Bike Nashbar sells house brand index shifters/brake levers for $125 with % off coupons all over the web(this week it is 20SINGL for 20% off).
 

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Just a note...
I have heard bad things about the Shimano Dura Ace index shifters. Expensive and not durable at all.
I have Ultegra 7600 10x2 speed myself and LOVE them.
My riding partner has Sora 9 speedx2 index shifters and loves them too. The Sora's are close to what Nashbar sells.
 

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Thanks . I am leaning to the Aurora . I dont know much about different grades of parts. I did not think the brakes on the Sojourn were as good as the disc on my absolute thay were BB5s and the Aurora has BB7s are the 7 a better brake. I am guessing that the 32 spoke rims will handle my 240# and I don't nead 36 spoke but thay would be nice. The 2010 Aurora has a tripple The 2011 has a dubble I realy want a tripple. I think that it must be nice to know what goes with what and be able to put it into your bike, and come up with the bike you want.
 
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