- Right lever has index shifting; and also a backup friction mode
- Left lever can handle a double or triple crankset
- Shimanos recent packaging changes on this item are somewhat confusing. Ignore the labeling and box insert and instead refer to the following tech info:
- NOT compatible with 8 speed Dura-Ace
- IS compatible with 8 speed Ultegra, 105, etc.
PROS: Accurate Shifting, Interfaces Well w/Derailers, Smooth Action, Lightweight
BEST USES: Road Touring, Tri -Bars
12 months ago
Set both up for friction shift...NOW we're talking!
If you're riding an 8 speed, you're probably NOT a Tour de France wannabe. You want a set of shifters that don't break the bank, won't break and leave you stranded out in the toolies, and are an extreme joy to use, these are your shifters. Indexing?....WHAT is the POINT, especially with a front derailleur? Set these up the way God intended, in friction shift mode, and enjoy riding the way we ALWAYS rode, until the marketing driven racing wannabe stuff took over in the 90's...Oh, very well...you can set up the rear indexed, if you like. But at least TRY the front derailleur in friction shift mode...you WON'T go back!
PROS: Has friction shift option, looks the business, Very well made
CONS: There aren't any
BEST USES: Commuter, Randoneuring, Tourer
6 months ago
PROS: Smooth Action, Lightweight, Accurate Shifting, Interfaces Well w/Derailers
BEST USES: Upgrade, Recumbent tricycle
PROS: All included, Good Quality, Easy Installation
BEST USES: Touring bike, Drop bar conversion
PROS: Smooth Action, Accurate Shifting
BEST USES: Road Biking, Upgrade
PROS: Accurate Shifting, Durable, Lightweight, Smooth Action, Interfaces Well w/Derailers
BEST USES: Touring, Gravel, Upgrade, Road Biking
PROS: Accurate Shifting, Nice looking also., Interfaces Well w/Derailers, Smooth Action, Lightweight
11 months ago
PROS: Accurate Shifting, Lightweight, Smooth Action, Interfaces Well w/Derailers
1 year ago
7 months ago
4 months ago
1 year ago
PROS: Easy To Install, Easy to Shift
CONS: Sometimes hits my knees
PROS: Interfaces Well w/Derailers, Lightweight, Accurate Shifting
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