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Replacement for Ultegra Shifters(4 posts)

Replacement for Ultegra Shiftershomec
Nov 6, 2002 10:59 AM
My ultegra 9 shifter for the rear derailleur stopped working. I noticed on the product review message boards that most complaints were for this problem. Is there anything more reliable that I can use instead?
The shifter just stopped shifting. Something inside broke. I have a 1999 shifter - the one with both computer buttons on the same shifter that doesn't shift anymore
Dura acejeph
Nov 7, 2002 11:06 AM
I replaced a set of Ultegra shifters with Dura ace last year and was amazed at the difference. Shifts better, "feels" better made, etc. Well worth the difference in price.
Dura acegray8110
Nov 7, 2002 12:36 PM
I was skeptical myself. I was content with the Ultegra shifters, but when I went w/dura ace the difference was night and day. DA has friction upshifting and indexed downshifting with a single trim position. The shifting was so crisp compared to Ultegra that I thought something was wrong with them initially. Downshifting on the ultegra's would almost always bypass the two trim positions and go all the way left. (sometimes it didn't though - very frustrating) On the DA, one push of the lever downshifts to the trim and a farther/harder shift goes down to the far left position.. I love them.
Dura acehomec
Nov 7, 2002 6:13 PM
Thanks. I ordered Dura Ace shifters. Now that the weather is bad, I don't feel so bad about dismantling my bike.

Do you know how water proof the shifters are? I have heard of headsets getting flooded and ruined during one ride in heavy rain. Do shifters have the same problem?