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Old 09-25-18, 09:12 PM
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ENE Command shifters

These just popped up on my Facebook feed- not quite my cup of tea, but I thought it was interesting. These have been out for a couple months. ENE/Dia-Compe revives SunTour Command-style shifters:

https://merrysaleswholesale.mysapany...d-wing-shifter

"The Ene Wing Shifters are a re-thinking of the old Suntour Command Shifter.The Ene goes to 11-speed and is strictly friction. Shimano and Campy compatible. Installs on the inside of your drop bars and can be operated with your thumb or index finger.164g per pair"



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Old 09-26-18, 03:37 AM
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Looks intriguing. Kind of have a hard time visualizing how you would hold your hands when shifting though.
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Looks intriguing. Kind of have a hard time visualizing how you would hold your hands when shifting though.
The paddle shifters are shiftable on the drops, the tops, the hoods and on the front or back side of each lever. It’s great to see these made available again.

I like to mount my SunTour Command shifters below the brake levers. They still can be reached from the bar tops and are even easier to access on the drops.
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Love it...the commands never really worked in friction well, so these might be perfect for me. I moved to the kelly's...mehhhh.
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Old 09-26-18, 12:51 PM
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Thanks for posting! I just happened to pull my one "no fender" bike out of the quill for the commute this morning. It has Command shifters on it. I have them mounted above the brake levers, which works fine for me. I can shift them with the paws of my hands, important when your hands start to get cold or just plain tired at the end of a ride.

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Old 09-26-18, 04:24 PM
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@Jeff Wills, you find anywhere to buy them retail?
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$198, seems a little steep.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dia-Compe-E...YAAOSw6j9bjJ3v
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I've been seeing these, but never actually seen them for sale anywhere.

I currently have Command Shifters on 3 bikes- I have 2 of 'em running 6 speed Accushift and one I got an indexing ring for SIS 10 speed. They all work great.

There was no friction mode on the rear command shifters- unless you removed the bearings- and then it was pure friction. If Dia Compe did it right- hopefully they're using the super fine "Sprint" ratcheting- like the "Silver" shifters.

$198 is a no-go to me.

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makes me want a set for my MTB drop bar build im gonna do. Finding the original WTB shifter adapters are impossible and no one makes them .
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I am intrigued, but I wonder how sensitive they are with 10 or 11 speed setups. If they do not have enough lever travel, it may be pretty finicky to shift accurately.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
@Jeff Wills, you find anywhere to buy them retail?
Velo Cult? Oh, wait...

I bet Universal Cycles will carry them, knowing this town. They're not in the online catalog yet.
https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...a-Compe&order=
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I am intrigued, but I wonder how sensitive they are with 10 or 11 speed setups. If they do not have enough lever travel, it may be pretty finicky to shift accurately.
They claim that they go to 11, but I have no direct experience... my bikes only go to nine-speeds, and my retro-mod has an eight-speed cassette.
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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
Velo Cult? Oh, wait...

I bet Universal Cycles will carry them, knowing this town. They're not in the online catalog yet.
https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...a-Compe&order=


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They claim that they go to 11, but I have no direct experience... my bikes only go to nine-speeds, and my retro-mod has an eight-speed cassette.
Gotta go to 11!

Honestly, though, I stopped at 8. Chains start getting damned expensive, among other issues...
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I use them on my Appaloosa. Simple and elegant, as long as you're ok with friction shifting, they're great. I run them with 9 spd XT. No issues, I've used them for 7 months so far. Pics to follow...
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$199.99 for friction shifters; I think I'll stick to my suntour barcons,

https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/pro...1?category=125
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$199.99 for friction shifters; I think I'll stick to my suntour barcons,

https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/pro...1?category=125
At least you get the free water bottle this weekend...
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