After a 2 year hiatus from cycling, I have just started XC MTBing again...
My 2011 29er MTB came with 2x10 XTR Rapid Fire. All the MTBs I have had in the past have been XTR Dual Control Levers (which I love), and my run-around-with-the-kids bike still has Dual Control Levers...
Anyhow, yesterday I went for my second XC ride with the 29er with Rapid Fire, and I kept trying to flick my lever up each time pedalling got a bit hard, and I cannot seem to get my head around Rapid Fire...
Can somebody please:
1. Confirm that my Rapid Fire is working properly:
a). Cassette changes via RHS - I use my index finger over the bars to pull the top lever inwards to shift to a smaller cog (ie harder gear), and my thumb below the bars to push the bottom lever outwards and shift to a larger cog (ie easier gear).
b). Chainring changes via LHS - I use my index finger over the bars to pull the top lever inwards to shift to the small chainring (ie easier gear), and my thumb below the bars to push the bottom lever outwards and shift to the larger chainring (ie harder gear).
(my XTR Dual Control Levers use(d) an upwards flick on both the left and right sides to go to an easier gear, and a downwards push to shift to a harder gear, which feels(felt) a lot more intuitive to me - or is it just habit I am confusing for intuition???)
2. Offer reassurance that it will become as easy to use as my DCLs were/are, or any ways of remembering Rapid Fire's movements... (now I just tell myself that my index finger is for the smaller lever = smaller cog/chainring, and my thumb is for the bigger lever = bigger cog/chainring)?
Cheers for listening,
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