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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:16 pm 
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you'll probably end up loving it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:18 pm 
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Yep, defo worth trying it. If I'd not got such a good deal on my 10sp set up I'd have stayed with rr.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:29 pm 
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twain wrote:
you'll probably end up loving it.


If you like gravy on sushi :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:38 pm 
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I understand WHY they did it, having to explain to noobs that can't comprehend how the shifters work "on the left the big thumb button goes to a harder gear, the litte trigger goes to an easier onj...but on the right it opposite." At least this way its big thumb button harder, little trigger easier...

But really, people learn it in 5 minutes if they have a brain and 5 months if they don't


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You get programmed to shift and brake without thinking about it. If you've ever ridden a bike with the brakes the other way round or driven a car with a dog-leg gearbox you'll understand what I mean.

As RR offered no benefit, why change it? If Shimano made cars they would alter the pedal positions and put the brake on the left or some such. :roll:


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I think it did have benifits tbh. Smoother to change up when under load. At least that's what I found.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:30 pm 
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Ok I get that, and so in theory less broken chains too then?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:24 pm 
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At risk of becoming the elephant in the room I have just fitted an XT Rapid Rise to my RC300 build, more out of curiosity than anything else, and after about 10 minutes of shifting up when I wanted to shift down it finally sunk in and I've got to say I really like it.

It does feel a lot easier and smoother shifting up the cassette than a standard set up and I have been using standard set ups for 20+ years ;)





Ok, I'll sit here and wait for the flaming..... :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:06 pm 
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i'm starting to get curious.....


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:17 pm 
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Well, there's my very tidy xtr mech going for £20 for the curious... :roll:


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