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    Shift across multiple gears with one push.

    I was fidgeting with the shifter a lot and noticed when I hold the shifter for the rear mech and push the shifter all the way through, I up shift across 2 gears, this was on a old Trek 7000 with Deore XT components from what I can tell from.

    Now I tried doing this with my bike with the baseline Deore components, and it does the same thing of shifting through multiple gears by pushing the shifter all the way through.

    Is this a intended design?
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    Yes. On xt I believe you can up-shift two at a time, and down three. The thing that varies per series is the number of downshifts per push iirc.

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    Its a function of the shifter rather than the derailleur/mech. The derailleur just responds to cable tension, which can be applied or released continuously as in the case of friction shifters, or in chunks or increments as in the case of index shifters. I can't say that I am familiar with that feature in index shifters, but there have been a lot of variants in that space.

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    I shift multiple gears all the time. Mainly when I'm going from hard terrain to sand, I can drop 3 gears with one flick which is usually enough to give me the torque I need. It's definitely an intended feature.

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