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8 speed/9 speed STI shifters - are they the same?(3 posts)

8 speed/9 speed STI shifters - are they the same?Matno
Jan 30, 2003 1:20 PM
Obviously they're not EXACTLY the same, but do they feel the same? What I really want to know is could I run an 8 speed front shifter (double) and a 9 speed rear or would that feel funny because the shape is different?
re: 8 speed/9 speed STI shifters - are they the same?Mike Prince
Jan 30, 2003 2:08 PM
If my memory is correct, the shape is slightly different between the two. I don't think you would notice the difference too much, certainly no more than those who run a left downtube shift lever with a conventional brake lever.
re: 8 speed/9 speed STI shifters - are they the same?LC
Jan 30, 2003 3:44 PM
Maybe at first, but you will soon not even notice it.