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Old 06-22-2009, 10:21 AM   #21
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i like GP shift. I had a bad habit of not shifting all the way into gears, especially between 1st and 2nd when i had to pull up to shift. I haven't missed a gear yet in 15K miles since I've had GP shift
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:23 AM   #22
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I prefer GP. I feel comfortable with it.

That's all that matters.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:38 PM   #24
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Too hot to be riding right now. Once it cools off for me, I'll have to put a couple hundred miles to see if I end up having a preference
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:34 PM   #25
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Still standard here. If it's good enough for Mladin and Biaggi it's good enough for me. B)
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If it's good enough for Mladin it's good enough for me. B)
Someone always has to drop this line. You do realize that Mladin USED to run GP right? And that the only reason he runs standard shift now is because he doesn't have a full range of motion in his ankle right?
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Someone always has to drop this line. You do realize that Mladin USED to run GP right? And that the only reason he runs standard shift now is because he doesn't have a full range of motion in his ankle right?
Waddabout Max?
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Waddabout Max?
I don't know anything about Biaggi so I didn't comment.
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I don't know anything about Biaggi so I didn't comment.
Does it really matter which pro racer it is? Out of the thousands in the world it would be so easy to come up with a ton of names in various levels that will always be faster than any one of us that uses either GP or standard shift.

Use the pattern you like- try them both and give a solid try... or don't. Neither one is going to make you faster or slower.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:16 AM   #31
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Someone always has to drop this line. You do realize that Mladin USED to run GP right? And that the only reason he runs standard shift now is because he doesn't have a full range of motion in his ankle right?
So what are you saying?
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Does it really matter which pro racer it is? Out of the thousands in the world it would be so easy to come up with a ton of names in various levels that will always be faster than any one of us that uses either GP or standard shift.

Use the pattern you like- try them both and give a solid try... or don't. Neither one is going to make you faster or slower.
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When I picked up my RC it was already set up for GP shift and I liked it from the start. It's my only bike with GP shifting and I don't have any problem switching between the two patterns.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:38 AM   #35
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True. I have another year option, but Paul Mitchell just threw in more money so I'm on the fence.

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I'm on GP, and I love it. The upshifts are alot quicker and downshifting feels more natural to me to pull up

Every once in a while I slip up bc Ive ridden standard my whole life, but for me atleast, the advantages of GP pattern outweigh the advantages of std pattern on the track.
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True. I have another year option, but Paul Mitchell just threw in more money so I'm on the fence.

you should sign a contract with Tigi/Bedhead.....they have better perks like HOTTER MODELS that will do as you command.
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So what are you saying?
I'm saying if you're going to pick some pros to defend your point, at least pick one that uses standard shift because they WANT to as opposed to because they HAVE to.
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I switched my last trackbike to GP and rode it around the hood for about 5 minuted and realized really quick that it felt silly and I didnt want to take the time to get readjusted to shifting backwards. I have been shifting the same way for 20+ years and its been workin out just fine. If I only had one bike I would consider going GP for some of the reasons Tony mentioned but I ride too many different bikes and the inconvenience outweighs the benefit.
You should have been around in the days of left hand shifter/right hand shifter.

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