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Wow, I've only just noticed!

projectsomeprojectsome Posts: 4,478
edited May 2009 in MTB general
I've had my bike for over a year, and only just noticed I can change the gears by either pushing or pulling the levers. :shock: I may been doing this subconciously but it was only last night that I physically noticed.
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  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    I really noticed the 2 way release on my bike when i was riding a bike with old 510 deore shifters, was sitting there stabbing the lever with my thumb wondering why it didn't work!

    It definatly becomes second nature and just feels right to have the leaver work both ways.
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  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,144
    I noticed a couple months ago too, by accident :oops:

    I mean, er... I knew all along. obviously...

    8) :wink:
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  • stumpyjonstumpyjon Posts: 4,069
    Good isn't it. I have real problems on my commuter with it's old STX-RC shifters after riding my other bikes. May need to upgrade the commuter :lol: .
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  • nfrangnfrang Posts: 250
    That's pretty cool...i had know idea the baby lever swung both way's!
    Thanks for the post
  • AgoogyAgoogy Posts: 66
    I had a similar eureka moment with the downshift lever that if you press further in will change down 2-3 gears in one shot...genius...

    unlike myself :oops:
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    my xtr does that but sram always has and is better in my opinion.
  • clarksonclarkson Posts: 1,641
    yer the 2 way shifitng is very cool. my deore on my commuter doesnt and its weird sometimes when i try to 'thumb' it and it doesnt work!
    I said hit the brakes not the tree!!

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  • My mate pointed this out to me on my bike, he said that apperntly Shimano did this to entice the Sram users, without losing their current followers !

    So technically I knew this the day I got my bike ! he he he ! 8) 8) 8) 8)
  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    So technically I knew this the day I got my bike

    So did I, there was a sticker hanging off the front telling me about it :lol:
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