...your true love will give to you, Suntour 8spd XC Pro thumbshifters (nice pic, eh?). So, I have ridden a lot of stuff over my 18 years of mountain biking. I'll be highlighting my favorites over the next several days. If you have been good this year you may see some of this stuff under your tree. These shifters are/were/still the best around, and I modded my der to use this shifter on my 9spd fatbike drivetrain.
I was raised in the "hood", self-taught to survive on scraps of old inner tubes and changing bike tires with my teeth. Life is a struggle for me not to be another statistic that so many become after being raised in a caucasion middle class family. I now am a husband, bike mechanic, land lord, stay at home dad, and wannabe mountain bike racer.