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Cable pull in different gears

Lelandjt

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Apr 4, 2008
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On a Sram ESP shifter does it pull the same legnth of cable shifting from 1>2 as it does from 2>3? If you were to replace the largest and smallest cogs with aluminum spacers could you start the shifter in 1st (even though you are starting on the 2nd cog)?
 

sanjuro

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Sep 13, 2004
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Yes, it pulls the same amount of cable across all gears.
That's not totally true. I have read that Shimano shifters pull different amounts of cable, although I cannot find any confirmation of this.

However, since the spacing is identical between all cogs, it really doesn't matter.
 

MtnbikeMike

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Mar 6, 2004
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That's not totally true. I have read that Shimano shifters pull different amounts of cable, although I cannot find any confirmation of this.

However, since the spacing is identical between all cogs, it really doesn't matter.
For practical purposes, it's true enough. ;)