Trigger shifters on curved bar

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Roadster, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Roadster

    Roadster New Member

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    Any difficulties transferring trigger shifters and brake levers from a straight bar to a curved bar? My bar is similar to the Nitto Northroad Nitto North Road Handlebar - harriscyclery.net

    Will the shifter and brake lever end up in a natural position, just in front of the hands?
     
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    MTB triggers? If the section of bar before the curve is long enough, you should be fine.
     

  3. Roadster

    Roadster New Member

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    Thanks! Jamis Coda Sport. The specs just say "Tektro alloy levers."
     
  4. Industry_Hack

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    That would be the brake levers.

    Measure from the end of your grip to the far edge of the brake lever. That's the minimum amount of straight section your new bars will require.
     
  5. BlazingPedals

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    It'll work. Worst case, if the straight part of the bar isn't long enough, you'll have to cut the grip to fit. I have very narrow V-bars and Grip Shift on one of my recumbents, and the stationary grip is only 1.5" long.
     
  6. Roadster

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    Update

    I discovered that trigger shifters work but are not ideal ergonomically on the upright bar. There's no space for the fingers to curl under the triggers. I changed them to twist shifters and am very glad I did. Much more comfortable and convenient.
     
  7. Industry_Hack

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    :thumbsup: