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    Which trigger shifter for the Puglsey?

    I'm pretty happy with the Microshift for the front derailleur and the possibility it gives to fine tune depending upon the chain line.

    But for the rear derailleur, I'm not liking the Microshifts half as much. I understand they're supposed to work better during winter time when riding with gloves, but I intend to mostly ride with pogies when the temperature's low.

    Which leads me into trigger shifters. The question however is which ones are compatible with the Deore RD-M591.

    Anyone here caring to share the knowledge?

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    I put good old' Deore on as it was the highest 9 speed shifters my LBS could get last year
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    Any Shimano 9 speed shifter will work

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    What is it that you don't like about the micro's? Is it the function of them or the style? It's hard to go wrong with a set of Paul's Thumbies and Shimano bar-end shifters if it's a matter of function. SRAM also make Rocket grip shifts for 9 speed- they work really well and a durable.

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    I just got the SunRace thumb shifters. I loved my old 9 speed attack grip-shift - but the spring finally broke. I hate triggers!!
    My bike is heavier than yours - it does not have Carbon or Titanium parts - I love it!

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    Thanks for the answers!

    What I don't like about the shifter for the rear is the total amplitude of the movement, between "Gear 1" and "Gear 9". It's just too large and means I have to adjust my right hand position depending upon which gear I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidboarder2k4 View Post
    Any Shimano 9 speed shifter will work
    +1

    Nonetheless Id prefer the precision of the XT shifter.
    Maybe you can find a cheap one - 9speed... its so old fashioned!

    You even can modify this one into the multi release of the XTR as shown in this post.

    Simply cut down the red marked L and cut off a bit of the covering to make room for the little trigger.

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    I used an old XT 750 series that I had in the parts bin.
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    I installed NOS Shimano Dual Controls on my Moonlander and I couldn't be happier about it. I never liked the thumb shifters, but I also have worn out thumbs. Of course YMMV.
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    I finally ordered a 9-speed XT trigger which will hopefullyfit my small hands better

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    I've never had any problems with shimano rapid fire shifters, in fact, today my sram X7 rear shifter (3 mo old) died. It's jammed in 1st gear and can't shift up, even with the cable out. I also find that it's easy to inadvertently shift to a harder gear with the SRAM triggers, as the "push" function is very sensitive, like a hair trigger. Gloves will be a problem for sure.

    I used dual controls for a while on my 29er hardtail with LX brakes and those worked great. No complaints and I'd think they'd be great on a fat-bike. I'm not sure why people didn't like them, I think the perception was that you would be giving up braking control, but it just isn't really the case.
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