who rides with their brakes inboard of the shifters (shimano xt content) ?
I used to, in the SRAM days, now i use the shimano dual control doofers..Posted 7 years ago
following my earlier thread with my woes setting up my lever postition on new XT brakes, I think I might stick 'em inside of the shifters. This means taking the shifter windows off I reckon, but that seems easy according to the Shimano instructions (newish XT shifters) I thinkPosted 7 years agoUrchinboyMember
I remember when shifter window thingys were first introduced by Shimano and there was a big shouty debate about their usefulness then too (albeit on the trail, in the pub or in letters pages of magazines, there was no forum). That makes me feel old and sad.
I'm also pretty sure it used to be all fields round here.Posted 7 years ago
cynic-al – yeah, me too 😆
all my other bikes..no
new XT brakes – i think i might have to :
❓Posted 7 years agoNickyB is going downhillMember
you get more leverage and thus more power out of your brake and for any decent brakes including my **** hopes one finger is all you need (cue juvenile wisecracks!!!) plus my opinion is that the lever should come as close to your closed fist round the bars as poss. This is because :-
a) increases the power you can get out of your fingerPosted 7 years ago
b) reduces strain on your muscles/tendons/other connective tissue that i usually hack off chicken and in this case is in your and this therefore reduces arm pump on long decents!buzz-lightyearMember
I broke a window on the SLX so took both windows off – you quickly get used to living without them. I tried inboard brakes but the shifters were at a funny angle and too close to my fingers. So I put them on conventionally and moved both shifter and brake inboard 1 inch. Downhill I hold the outboard part of the grip and fore-finger brake. Uphill I hold the middle part of the grip and can reach the shifters.Posted 7 years agojohnnersMember
oh yes indeed, why do folk need windows isn't it apparent what gear you're in?
It's apparent what ratio you're using, with the overlap between chainrings it's not always apparent how you've got it.
b) reduces strain on your muscles/tendons/other connective tissue that i usually hack off chicken and in this case is in your and this therefore reduces arm pump on long decents!
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Never even thought about it.
I'm sure all my bikes have been setup 'in-board'. I take it 'in-board' means closer to the stem than the gear clamp is.
Would it work the other way round?
Has anybody else got a photo of the shifters inboard to compare to the imadge above?Posted 7 years ago
Quirrel – correct. Bikes from bike shops always come with the gear shifters closer to the stem and the brakes closer to the grips. Seems though that current generation brake levers may feel better if the other way round and as per the pics earlier.
I am having some probs with new xt brakes, hence stuck this thread up to get some opinions and pics. CheersPosted 7 years ago
brake levers may feel better if the other way round and as per the pics earlier.
If you are pulling the lever further away from it's pivot point, then it's requiring less force to apply the brakes. Moment of a Force = Force x Distance.
Not sure how this translates into a hydraulic system, but it's still going to require less force to via the piston to compress it if you are applying that force further away.Posted 7 years ago
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