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Video - Gear Shifting Basics - Flat Bar Shifters

Gear Shifting Basics - Flat Bar Shifters

This video starts with an overview of the shifters typically found on bikes with a flat-bar. It then moves into a explanation of the gear combinations and how to effectively use them.  It will also offer tips on how to avoid cross-chaining and minimizing the dropping of your chain.

0:36 Overview of Right and Left Shifters and Function

5:41 Combination of Gears Explained

7:38 How to Avoid Cross-chaining - Shifting Front Related to Rear

9:26 Front Derailleur - Avoid Shifting Under Heavy Load - Shifting on a Hill

10:56 Twist/Grip Shifters