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  • BFITH
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    Is it possible to mount a LH one on the RHS?
    Who’s right handed and uses a LH remote? any pros and cons to doing this?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Yes, loads of people do it, it means you can mount it under the bar. though most have a rh one on the lhs, as there is more space if you arent running a front mech

    RH one will mount under the bars on the left, LH underneath on the right.

    Ideal for 1×10 as it’s very neat under the bars on the left – probably less ideal on the right as it will be competing for space with your shifter. It being under the bars does keep it clear of damage a lot better, though, and there are plenty pics around of people making it work with the shifter.

    Premier Icon stevomcd
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    I’m right-handed and use a LH shifter on top of the bars.

    Tried it underneath on the right and didn’t really get on with it. I have small hands and struggled to find a position where I wasn’t stretching to reach it.

    No worries using it left-handed – I even think it’s probably preferably to keep your “strong” hand in full control of the bars.

    BFITH
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    Thanks for that chaps…..Order going in now!!

    Have you found a RHS one for a good price??

    If so, LINK ME plz

    Premier Icon a11y
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    LH lever mounted underneath RH side of bar:

    I’ve got another reverb on a different bike with the ‘correct’ RH lever mounted above the bar and find both mounting methods fine. Tried the LH lever on the LH side but my limited brain couldn’t handle the change…

    robdob
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    a11y – thats a nice setup – I see Shimano shifter but what brake is that? Wondering if my new 2×10 XT shifter set up and SLX brakes will work with the RH lever Reverb (that I intend to mount underneath on the LHS) that I have ordered. Any alterations needed?

    a11y – thats a nice setup – I see Shimano shifter but what brake is that? Wondering if my new 2×10 XT shifter set up and SLX brakes will work with the RH lever Reverb (that I intend to mount underneath on the LHS) that I have ordered. Any alterations needed?

    Looks like an slx brake

    I think the reverb right next to the gear shifter looks too clumsy

    Premier Icon a11y
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    SLX brakes 🙂

    No modifications at all. You’ll notice there’s about 5mm gap between the reverb clamp and the brake lever? That’s to allow the sticky-out bit on the reverb lever to clear the brake lever clamp when you push it in. Took a bit of trial and error to find the best setup I could, happy with it now.

    I’d prefer a RH lever mounted on the RH side but there was a big price difference between RH and LH at the time.

    BFITH
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    Barry…no I’m getting A left hander from merlin for £175.
    Ther were some righthanders on ebay for £170 last week (absolute cycles) but he seems to have sold out.

    Just wanted to know that if i did get a left hander i can try it out on both sides….

    robdob
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    Ta very much – mines going on the other side so its next to the shifter I use less.

    Premier Icon a11y
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    Pic from other side, if it helps anyone:

    You still on a Lapierre, aLLy?

    peachos
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    I think the reverb right next to the gear shifter looks too clumsy

    eh??? what does clumsiness have to do with it? if anything, having the reverb actuator as close to the shifter is the best thing – less to distance move your thumb between shifting and dropping. someone (SRAM) needs to make a shifter with reverb actuator built in for absolute perfect positioning…

    as for under bar set-up, its a matter of playing around with the shifter/brake/actuator. different set-ups will need different configurations, mainly due (i have found) to the brake lever length and reservoir body.

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