Bar end shifters and hydraulic brakes

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BreninBeener
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Bar end shifters and hydraulic brakes

Post by BreninBeener » Thu May 17, 2018 1:33 am

Looking at putting drop bars on a 29 hardtail as an option for longer days.

The bike runs 10sp wheels, so i was thinking bar end shifters....what arw the items of choice?

And...if i do this, what hydraulic brakea to fit?

Any recommendations?

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Re: Bar end shifters and hydraulic brakes

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu May 17, 2018 8:07 am

The bike runs 10sp wheels, so i was thinking bar end shifters....what arw the items of choice?
My choice is Dia compe 'Power ratchet' friction shifters. I find them much more pleasant than indexed shifters.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-shifte ... n-control/
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Re: Bar end shifters and hydraulic brakes

Post by Dr Nick » Thu May 17, 2018 8:12 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
The bike runs 10sp wheels, so i was thinking bar end shifters....what arw the items of choice?
My choice is Dia compe 'Power ratchet' friction shifters. I find them much more pleasant than indexed shifters.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-shifte ... n-control/
Are they are reincarnation of the old Suntour power ratchet levers?

I use a stem mounted one for the drag drake on our tandem
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Re: Bar end shifters and hydraulic brakes

Post by benp1 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:25 am

My Arkose has TRP Hylex hydro brakes and bar end shifters, works great (though now needs some love after 10k miles)

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Re: Bar end shifters and hydraulic brakes

Post by jameso » Thu May 17, 2018 10:14 am

Microshift 10s are good (esp when adjusted well with a bit of spray lube, can get a bit vague after a lot of use otherwise), SRAM TT500s also good. Hydros - TRP Hylex are really good.

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Re: Bar end shifters and hydraulic brakes

Post by Specialist Hoprocker » Thu May 17, 2018 10:14 pm

I'm flogging a microshift 10spd in the classified section....

...just saying.

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