Grip shifters are the shifter of choice for mountain bikes. They allow you to shift quickly while still keeping a firm grip on the bars--important when you're dodging roots, rocks and trees. As with any kind of shifter, the cables connected to your shifters will need to be replaced periodically because of normal wear and tear. Knowing how to do the job will save you a trip to the repair shop and a little cash.
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Based in Virginia, Nichole Liandi has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles have appeared on various print and online publications. Liandi has traveled extensively in Europe and East Asia and incorporates her experiences into her articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from West Virginia University.