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    Replacing twist shifter? Nexus 8

    I'm about to buy a new bike with a nexus 8. It has twist shifting which I hate. I'd like to replace it with push/pull shifters. What's out there? Are regular old xt shifters compatible? Thanks!

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    "There is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over" -FZ

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    This, pretty much. Luckily, Shimano kept their pulls compatible between the Nexus/Alfine series.

    IGHs typically use different pull ratios between the gears, even if they have the same overall number as a derailleur shifter.

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    My only complaint about my alfine8 is the trigger shifters. It can be a little tricky to get it to shift when you want it too. Never thought I'd say this but I'm ready to switch to a grip shift.

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    This is the nicest Alfine shifter -

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    SRAM X9 with Zerode index plate.

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