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Ok I am trying to figure out what bike I want and need to figure out what shifter I want to get and stay away from. I currently have a LX setup form about 1994 so I am pretty outdated. I looked a couple years ago and some shifters triggers had a one piece lever. Im saying both the triggers was a solid piece of plastic not two seperate trigers. I am considering the http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/ALP-450-Details.html Ibex 450 for $399
Shimano Alivio shifters. Question is is this what I am trying to stay away from? or was that an ever cheaper model I am talking about? Also can I swap out a better shifter If I wanted to and it work with the Shimano Deore Rear Derailleur? Also a LX setup from 1994 how would that compare quality wise to the offerings today?
 

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I ride Alpine 450 for 2 years and Alivio shifters were working great. I would be more concerned about the front derailleur, which is tricky to tune. Once I adjusted it correctly and changed derailleur cables to SRAM teflon after 1 year, everything works without a problem.
Under $400 this bike is excellent value. If you can spend $200 more, go with Alpine 650, better brakes, fork, derailleurs etc. Otherwise, enjoy the ride :thumbsup:
It is recommended to contact Ibex (Jack) for proper frame sizing. I'm 5'9" and 17" frame works great.
 
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