I have 2010 XTR brakes, super short fingers (men small glove size) and I run gripshift. After repeated problems with Avid brakes I love my XTR other than the lever handles are just too short in this combination. I also run Ergon grips which are rather wide, that might be part of the problem. I have considered sawing off part of the grip to move it towards the stem.
The reach problem is primarily because my hands are too far to the side combined with my short finger reach. If I move inboard a bit, that works, but that's not where I ride normally.
I have bad thumbs so it is isn't easy for me to run any other shifting system. And my wrists are so bad I was told not to mtb anymore, but ergons fixed that (with 661 wrist braces). Yeah, I'm old and broken but I want to ride! I'm riding a ton more post injury and I've moved to a rather hilly place so this has become much more of an issue.
Are there longer levers out there? Or do I have to run SRAM brakes to work with gripshift (9 speed)?
I tried to search a little, but came up empty. Thanks for any advice/suggestions. I do love these XTR brakes, they have been better than anything I've run in a while as far as not needing to be bled and so on.
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