PRESS RELEASE: Paul Components
Some people just like thumb shifters! They’re simple and reliable, you can rip through a huge number of gears in one sweep, and on some shifters there’s even a “friction” setting in case you’re riding with a bent derailleur hanger, frayed cable, or mismatched drivetrain and the indexing isn’t lining up quite right.
For years now we’ve been machining Thumbie perches that enable you to convert bar-end (aka “Bar-Con or TT”) shifters into thumbshifters. These have been super popular amongst people converting drop-bar road bikes to flat, MTB riser and sweepy city handlebars. They’ve also become a cult classic on custom touring/adventure bikes where people prefer a simpler, more reliable mechanism or a multi-position touring handlebar (like the Jones bar). Up until now we’ve offered them in Shimano and Microshift versions, but people kept asking for a SRAM version, so here we are. These have a hinged clamp for easy installation and are compatible with 10 and 11 speed SRAM bar-end shifters, but NOT with their “R2C” (return to center) time trial shifters.
Precision machined out of American 6061 Aluminum to the highest tolerances here in sunny Chico, California! Technical Information:
• Material: 6061 American Aluminum
• Weight: 80 grams (including all necessary mounting hardware)
• Surface Finish: Anodized Black, Silver, or Purple. Also available in Polished.
• Clamp Diameter: 22.2
• Available: Now!
• Price (Pair) $104 anodized, $128 Polished (Also available single sided)
More info available on PAUL's website here