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Shimano SL-BS64 8SPD Barend Shifters

Item #: SL407A09
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Shimano SL-BS64 8SPD Barend Shifters

Shimano SL-BS50-8 / BS64 eight-speed double/triple bar end shifters. QTY "1" gets you a pair, left and right.
  • 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.
4.9 / 5.0
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Product arrived on time and in perfect condition. Came with cables and good clear instructions. Indexed shifting worked first time! - needed a little adjustment after about 4 weeks and has been 100% stable since then. A real pleasure to use - feels just right - quality and performance.
August 18, 2007
Location:
Marin, California
Converted my hybrid...
Converted my hybrid to drop bars using these. They are some great easy to use shifters. The front is friction, so it makes shifting that front derailleur easy to do so, especially if your setup requires a lot of trim. The rear is indexed and can be switched to friction so it would work with any setup.
January 29, 2010
Location:
New York City, Ny
didn't expect it!
wanted to go to road bars on a commuter bike and didn't have any braze on for down tube shift leavers. didn't think i would like bar end shifters, but i have to say after using them for almost a year i am sold. love it with a triple crank. shifts easily and no chain rub.
October 4, 2012
Location:
bakersfield, Ca.
Great product that I hope stays around!
Delivery was reasonable, but I did have to wait initially as the shifters were not in stock and backordered. JensonsUSA kept me amply informed of the status and their price for these shifters was hard to beat on other online outlets.

PROS: Accurate Shifting, Interfaces Well w/Derailers, Smooth Action, Lightweight

BEST USES: Road Touring, Tri -Bars
July 18, 2016
Location:
Sidney, BC
Perfect shifters, great value
I have these barend shifters installed on two bicycles: one a classic road bike, the other a frankenbike touring rig. The shifters work flawlessly, look great, and are a great value compared with other barends.
March 30, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Location:
Illinois
Get these while you can!...
Absolutely HATED the 2300 shifters that came on my 2010 Jamis Satellite Sport. Ordered a pair of these, put 'em into a Nitto Randoneur handlebar.
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
July 18, 2012
Location:
Santa Fe, NM
Bar end shifters work great
My delivery was prompt and in good condition for a great price.

PROS: Smooth Action, Lightweight, Accurate Shifting, Interfaces Well w/Derailers

BEST USES: Upgrade, Recumbent tricycle
May 1, 2016
Location:
Watonga, OK
Installation was...
Installation was super easy, gearing setup fast and accurate, am able to use the index shifting on my 7 speed setup which I didn't expect to do. No problems except for a little cable stretch which I expected. Had to modify the cable stop attachment because of damaged shifter braze-ons on my bike, which is what led me to change to bar-end shifters in the first place. Really happy with the product easy setup and the prompt service from Jensen.
November 24, 2009
Location:
Pensacola, Fl
Very easy to install
Very easy to install. Indexed right out of the box. Well made and works every time.Love Jenson USA. There service is great and prices too!!
August 7, 2009
Location:
El Mirage, Az United States
Great for converting to drop-bars
Used these in combination with Tektro brake levers for V-brakes to convert Specialized Sirrus Hybrid (8-speed cassette) to Drop bars for touring. Indexing was a breeze to get working, but also works great in friction mode. I love having friction ability again for my front derailer; perfect alignment every time. Package came with all bits needed (lubed cables, housings, cable stops, cable end caps).

PROS: All included, Good Quality, Easy Installation

CONS: Pricey

BEST USES: Touring bike, Drop bar conversion
June 19, 2012
Location:
Calgary, Alberta

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A 7speed in friction mode should work right?
gr8blues on Mar 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the left shifter for the front derailleur is friction only and the right shifter for the rear derailleur can be easily set to friction mode in a few seconds. In friction mode it can be used with a 7-speed cassette or freewheel.
Will this shift a nine speed cassette in friction mode?
A shopper on Dec 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: With 30 years of cycling and cycle repair and service, I don't dispute the first answer. They may very well shift a nine speed system, however, I have found that you'll spend more time trying to keep the rear end items in tune more so than riding. The shifters were intended to shift the spacing of 6,7 & 8 speed cassettes. Once you graduate to 9 speed and above, the cassette cog spacing becomes different and in a lot of cases 9, 10, 11 & 12 speeds aren't even close to being compatible with each other and if mixed will require continuous fiddling to maintain and will never be true and crisp.
Does this come with cables, housings, adjusters,etc? Or just the shifters?
Mike on Nov 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hey Mike. The set comes with SIS cables and black housing. It also. Ones with old school style down tube adjusters, ferrules, cable ends and aero covers for the housing as it runs the length of the handlebars(makes taping the bars look much cleaner. These shifters and made for both bar end or down tube mounting. Hope this helps. Peace. 
John Stott
Would this product be compatible with a Deore rear shifter
David on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, no reason why it wouldn't be! Just make sure there are 8 sprockets back there.

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