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Shimano SL-BS64 8SPD Barend Shifters

Item #: SL407A09
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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.
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Shimano SL-BS50 / 64 8SP Barend Shifters
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

didn't expect it!

By dr

from Bakersfield, Ca

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Shimano SL-BS50 / 64 8SP Barend Shifters:

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.

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5.0

Get these while you can!...

By Flying Fortress

from Santa Fe,NM

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Has friction shift option
  • looks the business
  • Very well made

Cons

  • There aren't any

Best Uses

  • Commuter
  • Randoneuring
  • Tourer

Comments about Shimano SL-BS50 / 64 8SP Barend Shifters:

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!

 
5.0

Great for converting to drop-bars

By Greenbike

from Calgary, Alberta

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Pros

  • All included
  • Easy Installation
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Drop bar conversion
  • Touring bike

Comments about Shimano SL-BS50 / 64 8SP Barend Shifters:

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).

 
4.0

Awesome shifters!

By Dose

from West Sacramento, CA

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Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy to Shift

Cons

  • Sometimes hits my knees

Best Uses

  • Road

Comments about Shimano SL-BS50 / 64 8SP Barend Shifters:

Used these when I converted my hybrid with drop bars. Easy to install and SUPER easy to use. Many people tried to sway me away from these saying it was hard to shift, but for commuting, these were a breeze! The option to switch the right shifter from index to friction was also nice. My ONE complaint with these is when in a middle gear (and the shifter sticks straight out), sometimes when standing and pedaling my knee would brush against the shifter (not enough to shift gears though), so I had to keep that in mind.

 
5.0

Converted my hybrid...

By Mike

from Denver, Co

Comments about Shimano SL-BS50 / 64 8SP Barend Shifters:

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.

 
5.0

Installation was...

By Robert

from Brookfield, Il United States

Comments about Shimano SL-BS50 / 64 8SP Barend Shifters:

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.

 
5.0

Very easy to install

By Richard

from Lansing, Michigan

Comments about Shimano SL-BS50 / 64 8SP Barend Shifters:

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!!

 
5.0

Great

By Tom

from Honolulu

Comments about Shimano SL-BS50 / 64 8SP Barend Shifters:

Great. They were easy to install, worked perfect right away. I spent way too much time trying to adjust my brifters to work with my 22/32/44 front crank. This product solved my problem immediately. They are good on the road as well.

 
5.0

Product arrived on...

By Tim

from Dallas, Tx United States

Comments about Shimano SL-BS50 / 64 8SP Barend Shifters:

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.

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