Mountain Bike Gear Lever Position. The big lever moves you to the big (harder) ring. The position of your bike's brake levers,.
Get the latest mountain bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the MTBR Newsletter. Modern gears are indexed — that is to say, as you click the gear lever into a gear position on the handlebars, the front or rear derailleur puts the chain onto the corresponding cog or ring. Not to worry, the concepts here are the same.
BUT: when I get into the drops, I feel all sorts of stretched out and uncomfortable.
I sit on the on the bike and angle the brake lever to where I can grip the bar and lay my index finger on the lever with my finger, wrist and arm in what feels like a straight line..
Hot Deals See All Hot Deals >> Latest Mountain. Even so, many newcomers to mountain biking still reach for their levers with two fingers because they have spent a lifetime using cable actuated brakes. Now let's look at the shifter position on the bar.