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    Question for grip shift users

    I sometimes have problems breaking and shifting (SRAM Rocket shorty) at the same time. Is it my technique or is this normal?

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    This is normal and is one reason that rapidfire style shifters are more popular.
    Quote Originally Posted by carl1266
    I sometimes have problems breaking and shifting (SRAM Rocket shorty) at the same time. Is it my technique or is this normal?

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    What technique is that?

    I normally hold the shorty shifter with thumb and pointer finger, brake lever has bad finger and ring finger. Little finger holds on tight. You can't brake and shift 3-4 gears at once - but ones&twos are okay.

    Recently switched to halfpipe (by accident - thought I was ordering shorties) and found them to work a bit better: brake with pointer/bad fingers, shift with thumb/ring finger, cling with little finger.

    On either system, unintended shifting only happens when I'm already thinking about shifting (preloaded to shift, but not yet...).
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester
    I normally hold the shorty shifter with thumb and pointer finger, brake lever has bad finger and ring finger. Little finger holds on tight. You can't brake and shift 3-4 gears at once - but ones&twos are okay.

    Recently switched to halfpipe (by accident - thought I was ordering shorties) and found them to work a bit better: brake with pointer/bad fingers, shift with thumb/ring finger, cling with little finger.

    On either system, unintended shifting only happens when I'm already thinking about shifting (preloaded to shift, but not yet...).
    Thanks. I'll try your technique.

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