In our newest WrenchFest video, we're building up a Rando Frameset with downtube shifters, drop bars, and plush 700x33.333 tires!
You might wonder, "Downtube shifters in 2023?!" Yes, you read that right! Downtube shifters are making a triumphant return, and you're about to discover why.
Downtube shifters are the epitome of simplicity in gear shifting. They offer a pure, tactile connection to your bike and are the unsung heroes of shifting mechanisms. They're simpler than brifters, electronic systems, and even bar ends. These classic shifters pull cable with grace and are compatible with nearly every mechanical drivetrain under the sun.
So, grab your popcorn, your favorite beverage, and get ready to relax with another long-form WrenchFest video!