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twister shifters - bar length issue


KeithB
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Had my first ride yesterday after installing new SRAM Twister shifters ? which BTW I just LOVE ? a really good move, should have done it loooong ago, I can immediately see why those who have moved to twisters never go back to triggers.

 

   

 

Anyhow, my only problem is that there is now not enough ?real estate? on the bar to accommodate barends. Is the only solution a new & longer handlebar? Or has anyone had any experience of those clever ergo grips that incorporate barends, and so maybe effectively extend the bar length a bit??   can anyone give me some advice?

 

 

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why are you running out of space? Are you using riser bars? Are you using full grips or half grips? Twisties are normally used with only half grips.

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why are you running out of space? Are you using riser bars? Are you using full grips or half grips? Twisties are normally used with only half grips.

 

 

 

yep, using risers and that's the problem - can only get the brake & shifter to a point. Sure I can cut the grips and put bar ends on, but then not enough room really for my hands without being permanently and fully on the shifter 1/3rd.

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your grip should be about the same size as the twist part.  you will need to cut the normal lock on types. i use about 8cm of static grip.

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your hands should be on the grip shifts,no need to worry, you won't shift accidently.

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I had the same problem with the 31,8 bars, both str8 and risers. It sure is a bit of a squeeze, but where there is a problem there is a solution, which meant trimming grips to about 70mm to fit the bar ends as well. kosmonooit2010-05-10 06:54:03

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