How To Use Road Bike Shifters | Change Gear On Your Road Bike

How To Use Road Bike Shifters | Change Gear On Your Road Bike

Here’s our complete guide to how to use the 3 main brands of shifter – Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo.

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The gear changing mechanism on a bicycle has changed quite a bit over the past 30 years or so, but these days all of your shifting is typically done from the same levers that control your braking. Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo levers work in a similar fashion but each of them function in a slightly different way. Simon talks through each of the three different groupsets and how exactly to shift into an easier or harder gear.

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