Around the handlebar where the shifter is. Yeah but you have 100% more gear range than Eagle with the same amount of gear intervals. You get a larger shift per gear step, and be honest, how often do you find yourself on a gradient reversal that requires massive drops of gears? It's more of a problem for if you're already on a climb and then the gradient gets steeper. The business end of your crack pipe is hot to the touch! You can always go with an Effigear if the Pinion shifting methods aren't to your liking.