Gear position indicator

rocky289

Member
I believe some of the Haibike models have this feature.
Does anyone have one with this feature & could tell me what type/model it has.
I would like to fit one to my Fullnine RC if at all posible.
 

Chris Nolte

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Can you clarify what you're speaking about. Do you mean the window that shows what gear the derailleur is in?
 

Chris Nolte

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You currently have the iSpec Deore Shifter which does not include the optical window. You could upgrade to the Deore RAPIDFIRE Plus Shift Lever.

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rocky289

Member
Thanks for your reply Chris.

Yes, currently has the Deore SL-M610
It's also attached to a Tecktro Gemini HD-M500/M501 brake.
I'm thinking that would have to be changed as well.
It's the correct combination of the two that I need to know.
 

J.R.

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Thanks for your reply Chris.

Yes, currently has the Deore SL-M610
It's also attached to a Tecktro Gemini HD-M500/M501 brake.
I'm thinking that would have to be changed as well.
It's the correct combination of the two that I need to know.
Rocky, I have the Deore Rapidfire's noted above with Tektro Auriga E-Comp brakes. I've got 30 gears on my bike, so I have both front and rear shifters. To be honest I rarely, if ever look at the rear indicator because it's a tiny window with 10 speeds. Nearly impossible to see the difference between 6 and 8 and is impossible to see the difference between 7 and 8 (or 4-6 & 5-6, you get the idea). The front is very worthwhile to have though with only 3 positions, but you don't have that issue with a Bosch drive. If this helps, you do get used to feeling the 10 speeds, at least as good as you can see it with that tiny indicator.

Edit: I just measured the indicator window and it's 27mm wide x 7mm high. The indicator itself is 3mm wide.


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rocky289

Member
Thanks for that, very handy to know.
May not be worth the effort then.
I guess I was thinking it would be like the one on my previous mtb which had quite a large window.
 

Chris Nolte

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I agree it's probably not worth the effort. Ride it for a while and see how it feels. I don't think I ever look at the indicator. It's also one less thing that can break