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Shifter mounting.

edited January 2010 in MTB general
I get slagged all the time from my riding buds,for mounting my shifters outboard of my levers,i.e my shifters are closest to my grips.I like it this way .means I can get a better shift and the brake levers are in a better position for me. Small hands. :?

Does any body else use this setup?


  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Who cares, so long as it works for you ;)
  • P-JayP-Jay Posts: 1,478
    Yeah, I also run my brakes about 1cm inboard of my shifters, I only 1-finger-brake and the levers are too long otherwise.

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    i mount my shifter slike that too, means i can rach the shifters but still have my brake lever far enough aay that i can use one finger on the end of the blade.
  • captainflycaptainfly Posts: 1,001
    Erm isn't this the best way to set up a cockpit? For some reason (probably asthetic) manufactures/bike shops like to send out bike with the brakes nearest the grips, unless you are running single/double finger levers and shiters that have vitualy no movement and no effort, which tbh most bikes don't, it doesn't make sense.
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  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    It's common for single finger brakers and people who don't mind not having shifter windows.
  • My hands are very small as well, i therefore run a v. similar setup. Also because ive got the Ergon grips which are pretty big, i have to have this setup. It doesn't really matter what other people think, as long as its not hindering your performance who cares?
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  • ravey1981ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    Depends on the shape of your levers shifters and how you like them...there is no "correct" way.

    I have my shifters inboard of the brake clamp as it keeps the shifter out of the way when I'm holding the bars...

    Whatever works for you is the right way
  • biff55biff55 Posts: 1,404
    bike set-up miles more important than friends opinions
    ditch them , ride alone :D
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,178
    I'm with you Boydie!
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  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 3,966
    its personal, i find that this set up doesnt suit me at all, and so i run my shifters inside, howvever there is nothing wrong with either, do whatever you find best and just floor you riding budy;'s next time they say it...... or maybe not.....
    I like bikes and stuff
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