Dia Compe Silver Bar-End Shifters
Dia Compe Silver friction bar-end shifters. For 5 to 9 speed set ups. These are the best shifters you’ll ever set a hand on. There’s nothing like them, and if you think your old SunTour barcons are the bee’s knees, bless you, but you’re living in dreamland.
Their magic is the Power Ratchet inside. The shifting is smooth, light, simple, fast, and precise. Indexing, in comparison, seems raucous and archaic. They work with most derailleurs (see below), and freewheel, cassette, chain, etc., so you have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ll never be midway between gears and powerless to do anything about it.
- Bar End Shift Levers – these replace the bar end plugs on a drop handlebar and use an internal expander clamp
- Power Ratchet friction control – this allows resistance free lever movement when pulling against the gear mech spring.
- No Indexed gear positions – these can operate with all brands of gear mech.
- Trim adjustment of gear mech positions in use is easy, as they use the “old fashioned way” of having no pre-set gear positions.
Note: SRAM’s 9, 10, 11sp mountain, Sram 10 and 11sp road; Shimano mountain 10sp dynasys, Shimano 11sp road (Shimano 10sp Road will sorta work but it’s hard to dial in the right gear since the cogs are so close); Campy 10/11sp rear derailleurs don’t seem to work with this shifter. The movement of the derailleur changes dramatically from the 8th to the 9th position. Why’d they do that? Anyway — just don’t use these with those derailleurs.