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Very stiff gear shift change?

mtbgwillymtbgwilly Posts: 6
edited July 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Hello, I have Shimano mega 9 gear shifters on a Giant XTC SX. When I am pushing the bottom lever on my left gear shifter (i.e.) to change from lowest cog to centre cog, or centre cog to top cog (front derailler) the shifter is very stiff, in fact I need to use two hands to make the shift (not good). Can anyone advise what I should be looking at to resolve this problem?


  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Fit new cables, that should solve your problem.
  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    usually new cables.

    Is there any junk stuck in the front mech at all?
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