Thanks - do appreciate your insights! I count myself to the "normal users" group (with moderate skills) so that's a plus in this case I find the stock clutch pull to be to hard for longer sessions doing lots of technical stuff. Are you saying that the rekluse makes it even harder? Or did you mean this compared to the magura you had to remove. Because, asuming that the clutch has to be used less frequent because of the rekluse, i could live with the effort needed, but not if it gets even harder. Since you already tried the magura we seems to be at a dead end with that (easy clutch pull + rekluse). Even an easy-pull clutch like the RSC (http://www.righteousstuntmetal.com/international/levers.html) shortens the cable stroke so that's a no-go it seems.