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    Shifters for Juicy?

    Hey for the folks running Juicy's what shifter controls are you using? Will the Juicy levers work with Shimano XTR shifters?

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    I started with XTR pods and then switched to Sram X.9 triggers. The X.9s fit just fine with the Juicys and I dare say the X.9s seem made for the Avids. And of course the X.9 shift WAAAAAY better than the XTR, but you didn't ask about that.

    <img border=3 src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/X9Juicy.jpg">

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    X9 and Juicy

    Can you run the X9 and juicy with the brake levers inboard of the Shifters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle
    Can you run the X9 and juicy with the brake levers inboard of the Shifters?
    I would think running them that way would really screw up your ability to reach the shift levers with your fingers.
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    X.O shifters with the Juicy's

    I obviously run my Juicyís levers inboard of my Sram X.O barrel shifters, and the lever is just a tad too short for me. I havenít miss shifted as a result of braking but I do have to bring my hands further inwards than I like. My wife thinks that this is all a little too convenient seeing as how I was looking for an excuse to purchase the X.9ís anyway .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle
    Can you run the X9 and juicy with the brake levers inboard of the Shifters?
    You could, but it would suck. Either the trigger levers would extend waaay to far into the grip area and you would accidentally hit the upshift trigger all the time, or you would be reaching a few inches inboard to get a hold of the brake lever. Probably not a viable setup.

    <img border=3 src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/JuicyX9.jpg">

    I have since moved both the brake and shifter inboard about 10mm since this pic was taken. The upshift paddle (the black one just barely visible under the grip) slightly overlaps the edge of the grip now, and the brake lever is in the perfect position for my index and middle finger to reach. Because the shifter mount nests between the brake lever's clamp and the reservoir (see the first pic I posted above), you are limited somewhat in the spacing of these controls, but personally, I think the default arrangement is quite simply perfect. YMMV.

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    Brake lever placement

    I currently run Avid Ti levers with XT thumbshifters and my brake lever is in far enough that my index finger lines up with the end of the lever for maximum leverage. I was thinking of getting some Juicies and X9 but can't see myself having the brake levers closer to the grip. With the levers that far in could I still reach the Shifters? How do yo like the front X9 shifter? Is it indexed like Shimano?

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    Read the X.9 reviews for my thoughts on them (tscheezy from Kodiak), and search this and these and the old forums for "tscheezy X.9" for a few posts by me on the subject. As far as the front shifter, the behavior is just like Rapidfire: 3 positions, no provisions for "trim" meta-clicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    no provisions for "trim" meta-clicks.
    Have you ever given thought to running a X.9 trigger for the rear and a X.O barrel for the front? The only draw back that I could see is that you'd have different lever positions on each side of the bar. As soon as I get my Romic back I'll be taking in my 5 Spot to the LBS where they'll throw a pair of X.9's triggers on for me to demo. Maybe I'll do a couple of rides with the X.O/X.9 shifter setup, and report back.

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    Juicy + Grip Shift (pics)

    Snapped a couple of pics this morning... FS bike is torn down for rebuild. I will be running Juicy's with Grip Shift 7.0 esp shifters this season. The XO vs. 7.0 shifters do not appear to be a whole lot different other than grip cover, but the 7.0s come in 8 speed where the XO does not.

    I prefer to have one finger on the brake lever, with the option for two if needed, and for my man-hands, this shifter / brake setup is an excellent combination. However, I have a feeling that some people will not be happy with how far inboard the levers must be due to Grip Shift width. On my SS, there is over an inch between the end of the grip and the start of the brake lever. That is just what I prefer, not saying it works for everyone.

    I'm sure somebody out there is curious to see as to how the Juicys will mate with the twist shifters.... so here you go.

    Lock on grip width: 91mm end to end, includes clamps
    Shifter total width: 68mm
    Shifter 'the grippy part' width: 50mm








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