GregLR wrote:Mike Ayling wrote:I just read the [Vivente World Randonneur'] 2013 spec sheet and notice that there is not a bar end shifter option available. Does no one use these any more?
A friend of mine just bought a Salsa 'Vaya' with bar end shifters. Also, the Surly site shows that the LHT and CrossCheck are still fitted with bar end shifters. The Trek '520' touring bike also comes with them but this doesn't seem to be available in Australia anymore.
All good bikes, but in exchange for bar-ends you forgo the bang-for-your-buck items - dynamo hub and lighting, rear rack, mudguards, bidon cages and low gearing.