My boy, aged 5, has gripshift on his bike. The shifter is 6 months old, having been replaced when the cable needed changing. I don't want to have fit another gripshifter, does anyone have experience of kids his age using triggeer shifters, looking at sram X3 7 spped.
Kid's bikes and gripshift
was the grip shift broken that you needed to replace it when you changed the cable?
i think grip shifts are better for young kids, it takes a fair bit of thumb pressure to change gear with the other type.
I look after a fleet of bikes that get used by kids. The smaller bikes have gripshift and the larger have triggers.
TBH the small kids have trouble changing gears with either system...what seems like a light, smooth gripshift action on the workstand is unmoveable by small kids hands.
Their small thumbs mean that triggers aren't much use either...
With a really small person (ie age 5) I'd stick with the gripshift but with the system really really well lubricated, and use the best quality inners and outers that you can...
Thanks, time to do some fettling then... Not looking forward to that,
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