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The SRAM road derailleurs and road shifters you've selected should work together. However, the bigger problem might be that you need a 10 speed cassette (for which you'd have to look up the hub to see if its 10 speed ready). It seems like the 2015 YVR model has a 10 speed compatible hub, but check yours. If you don't have a 10 speed ready hub, you'll ...


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If there is a strong resistance. My guess is that you have a limit screw preventing the fron derailleur shifting to bigger chainring. Check limit screw Check if front derailleur can move freely (unscrew both limit screw and pull the cable to see if front derailleur move). Sometimes front derailleur corrodes to the point that it cannot be moved.


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My brifters date from 1997 and are "early tech" When I got it, they shifted poorly, with a really annoying habit of changing down and then not changing back up. I blasted them with brake cleaner and various oils and fluids which helped, but the only fix was a teardown and soak the guts of it in petrol for a day, to soften the old hardened grease. Now it ...


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As other have stated road discs are becoming more common. While hydraulic discs will give you the best performance, it comes at considerable cost. New shifters would be needed. Mechanical disc would reuse your shifters. I would put mechanical disc as a cost effective alternative. If this is an upgrade it is important to use road specific calipers. Mountain ...


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They function fine. Cyclocross bikes with mechanical discs wired to brifters are a common sight in races. However, mechanical disc brakes are in fact inferior to hydraulic disc systems and I wouldn't recommend buying a new bike with a mechanical disc setup when there are so many good hydraulic options out there. Mechanical disc calipers only move to ...


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The reliability depends on the quality of the brifter itself but, for most brifters, all you need to maintain, adjust, and them and keep them in good working condition is a hex key set, some spray degreaser, and a high quality grease. I use mostly sram brifters and they just work when they are set up right. To keep them in good working order I remove the ...


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There was a questionnaire on Bikeforums on this topic and here you can see the results: Brifters - how reliable are they? 39 people gave their votes and obviously for most people brifters did not break at all. The second question is about working optimally. To be honest I am yet to see a brifter which does not work optimally. Brifters have very little to no ...


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This is an opinion question. But this is my take on it. I have bar-end shifters on our tandem, brifters on my race and commuter bikes, and downtube shifters on a training bike. They are all extremely reliable. The bar-end shifters that I have are indexed, but they can be adjusted to run in a 'friction mode'. That is handy for swapping rear-wheels ...


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Bikes break because they've been either mistreated or not cared for. Riding a bike down stairs should be okay provided you don't fall off or catch anything.... that's what a MTB is built for. Proper care and maintenance keeps everything working, so lubrication and washing off mud/silt etc will keep the bike functioning. Storing your bike inside out of the ...



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