Why? Because the SRAM shifter, as much as I like it, is twitchy, and my personal preference is a rear barend shifter – I did my interwebical research, and these shifters can be turned into friction mode (no index clicking), allowing for a more intuitive shifting style. I don’t like the shifter clicking and indexing, and perhaps missing a gear – I don’t like the shifter telling me what to do. I tell the shifter and derailleur what to do.
This way, all three components, the two brake levers and the barend shifter, act separately from one another. I am also running a 1x setup. Wolf Tooth narrow wide chainring, and an 11 speed SRAM cassette is ideal for a lot of varied terrain.
As soon as the setup is complete on the Montrose, I will report on its performance.