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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

GEVENALLE ADDS GX DROP-BAR SHIFTERS FOR SHIMANO 10-SPEED MTB DERAILLEURS | BIKERUMOR

Gevenalle GX drop bar shifter levers for Shimano mountain bike rear derailleurs
Ever dreamt of putting a mountain bike drivetrain on your drop bar bike. You know, to create the ultimate adventure bike with wide range gearing and a fast front end?

Gevenalle has expanded their line of index-or-friction shifter equipped brake lever with the new GX model, which pulls just the right amount of cable to keep an XT rear derailleur in line with your MTB cassette. It’s compatible with Shimano’s modern clutch-equipped DynaSys and Shadow Plus 10-speed rear derailleurs with a cassette capability up to 36T. That’s a big jump from the 28T max of their BURD rear derailleur, putting you in the gearing range of the CX1 group.

Like the CX shifters, which work with Gevenalle’s own rear derailleur and other 10-speed roadderailleurs, the GX gets a modified Microshift lever set attached to a Tektro lever bodies…but even those have been heavily customized and improved…

Gevenalle GX drop bar shifter levers for Shimano mountain bike rear derailleurs
Ever since Shimano changed the cable pull between their road and mountain offerings, there hasn’t been an elegant way to run a modern road shifter and MTB derailleur. The GX changes all that.

The shifter lever sits out front of the brake lever and runs from one side to the other to effect a full shift from the smallest cog to the largest...

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