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    SRAM shifter question

    I know SRAM shifters allow you to shift uo and down with your thumb, but can you also shift up with the index finger like on Shimano shifters?

    Thanks for any insight.

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    Nope, straight thumb/thumb.

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    Bummer.

    Thanks for the info.

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    Switching over to SRAM thumb shifters didn't take me that long to adjust to. And now I can always have an index finger on the brakes ready to go when I need it. I actually like it better this way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda-man
    Jason
    Switching over to SRAM thumb shifters didn't take me that long to adjust to. And now I can always have an index finger on the brakes ready to go when I need it. I actually like it better this way...
    For sure. After years of riding Shimano it took me about 5 minutes (ok maybe 10) to get used to the push push of SRAM. I love it.
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    Thanks guys. Maybe I'll give them a go after all.

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    I use the push push technique on shimano shifters also. It lets you have your finger on the brake for whenever you need it.

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    One thing you may notice with the X9 and X0 is that there is no display of what gear you are on. Kinda weird at first but you get used to that as well. Besides, you should be keeping your eyes on the trail...

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    It's like old school shimano rapidfire(before rapidfire plus). Push, push is good. Shimano is back in the game with their new setups.

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    I have both shimano and Sram. Been riding Shimano before putting Sram on another bike. Now I have to teach myself how to shift like Sram on my new XTR shifters since they allow thumb shifting both up and down now. I prefer the Sram shifters.

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    Thanks for all the info guys. SRAM shifters (and rear mech) have been ordered.

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