Quite often people who rent bikes on our tours have questions on how to shift gears properly. Sometimes they are new to riding and other times they are used to commuter / cross style bikes that have thumb shifters rather than the shimano brake lever shifters that we have on our bikes. We’ve found that there are multiple ways of describing how best to shift gears and sometimes the description we give needs to change depending on how each rider interperets our instructions.

We thought we’d come up with a video that adds pictures to the words in the hope that you’ll be shifing gears like a champion in no time at all.