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    New style Alfine8 twist shifter?

    Maybe a European model, wonder if anyone has tried one?

    I ordered one, as it looks like it might let me get my brake lever positioned more to my liking.

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    Last edited by bsieb; 05-27-2013 at 11:12 AM. Reason: wrong model #, color. found out more...
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    A Useful Bear is a handy thing.

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    Might there be a version for the Alfine 11?

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    ^No, it's a Nexus shifter and they only go to 8 speeds.
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    This setup works great for me. The shifter is a little bulky compared to Sram twisters but works well so far. ~$12
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    Looks really decent!

    The rubber looks less voluminous to me compared to the old Nexus-shifter.
    Itīs nearly impossible to get a grip in the same width.
    Could you compare the two models already (handling, width, quality and so on)?

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    I have only tried the rapid fire shifter, so it's hard to compare. The grip area is definitely bigger than a regular twist shifter but matches the cork/foam grips I use pretty well. I cut about 1/2" off the shifter grip to get my brake levers symmetrical.
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