Building a bike on a fairly limited budget. Apparently Athena's 11 speed shifters do not allow sweeping of multiple gears (which I like on hilly routes). Thinking about replacing with Chorus shifters (if possible) - but there is a substantial price difference (about $80-100 bucks).

Given that - to keep costs approx. the same, would you go with better shifters and downgrade the wheels (Khamsin), or Athena shifters and upgrade the wheels (Scirocco).

Also - would just a shifter change be fine (no need to replace front/rear ders, correct?)

Thanks,
Reg

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