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Hi,

I'm currently having issues with my gear shifting/rear derailleur. I currently cannot use either paddle on my mountain bike to shift up or down a gear, when I try to shift up the paddle just can't be pushed far enough and when trying to shift down nothing happens at all. I have a setup of Shimano 1x11 if that helps at all. Any recommendations to try before I just throw in the towel and bring it into the shop?

Thanks for any help in advance.
 

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Hi,

I'm currently having issues with my gear shifting/rear derailleur. I currently cannot use either paddle on my mountain bike to shift up or down a gear, when I try to shift up the paddle just can't be pushed far enough and when trying to shift down nothing happens at all. I have a setup of Shimano 1x11 if that helps at all. Any recommendations to try before I just throw in the towel and bring it into the shop?

Thanks for any help in advance.
Is your cable rusted or kinked?
 

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Agree, sounds cable related. Possibly frayed where it leaves the mechanism that grabs it inside the shifter or something along those lines. I'd definitely start by pulling the cable and seeing if you can then index your shifter, that would tell you right away that it is the cable.

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Are the paddles flopping around such as it is damaged internally?
Not sure what you mean by "can't push it far enough".
That could mean like others mentioned (cables, etc). Or it could mean your internal gear is broken and your shifters are at full travel and you expect it to go further (but not knowing there isn't more travel available).
It could mean too that your cable came out of the cable clamp at the derailleur.
 
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