New Microshift bar-end and thumbshifters...11 and 12 speed

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Brucey
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Re: New Microshift bar-end and thumbshifters...11 and 12 speed

Postby Brucey » 9 Sep 2019, 4:40pm

only reason for choosing microshift over DA is that there is a friction option in some Microshift 10s RH shifters and in DA there isn't. However IMHO this system is inherently flawed in that the cable pull per shift is tiny; regardless of shifter type it is more sensitive to cable problems than any other indexed shifting arrangement.

If you want the least faffing then a 10s XT mech and microshift shifters might be a better choice; nice long cable pull is inherently resistant to cable problems. Same goes for SRAM and Microshift shifters.

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zenitb
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..then choose 10 or 11 speed

Postby zenitb » 9 Sep 2019, 4:59pm

Brucey wrote:only reason for choosing microshift over DA is that there is a friction option in some Microshift 10s RH shifters and in DA there isn't. However IMHO this system is inherently flawed in that the cable pull per shift is tiny; regardless of shifter type it is more sensitive to cable problems than any other indexed shifting arrangement.

If you want the least faffing then a 10s XT mech and microshift shifters might be a better choice; nice long cable pull is inherently resistant to cable problems. Same goes for SRAM and Microshift shifters.

cheers


I agree with Bruceys's logic. You would also be able to choose an 11 speed setup if you were prepared to additionally swap the cassette (and possibly chain). I have pasted the 10 and 11 speed "mtb ratio" bar end shiters from Bruceys earlier pdf catalogue. ..to show the choice...
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