These are so much more than 11 speed downtube shifters. With over 50mm of total cable pull, these shifters will work with just about any derailleur. We've tested them on Shimano 11 speed road, Shimano 10 speed mountain (Dynasys) and Sensah SRX. Here's what you need to know:
- Designed for 11 speed, but will work with fewer speeds
- Better option for 10 speed drivetrains than our other Dia-compe levers
- Friction (non-indexed), micro ratchet design
- Right barrel is larger than the left for more cable pull
- Not compatible with bar end or "thumbie" mounts because of the oversized barrel
- To calculate the amount of total cable pull your drivetrain requires use the following formula:
total cable pull = cable pull of intended shifter * (s - 1), where s is the number of speeds of your cassette. If the total is less than 50mm, these shifters should work.
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Dia-Compe ENE 11s Road and 10s Dynasys Downtube Shifters
Installation with 11speed ultegra r8000, mid-cage and VO 46-30 crankset. Works really well! The front derailleur was a bit more complicated to set up. Frame set: Soma Pescadero 2022. There a bit of a learning curve. Helps to choose your gear more wisely. Smoother and more consistent pedaling. I shift way less and better now. I rode campagnolo 11speed, sram 11 speed and shimano 11 speed and microshift bar-end shifters 10 speed.
This works great on my Surly Straggler with SRAM Apex 1x11s rear derailleur. This is the first DT shifter I've ever used, so I don't have much to compare it to. The ratcheting clicks are extremely fine, another reviewer called it "subliminal", which is exactly right. The backlash before the ratcheting sets in seems excessive (about 50% of the distance needed to actually shift), but in practice it doesn't matter since the ratcheting is so light anyway. I only gave it 4 stars because of the backlash and because I found it difficult to get the right amount of friction, where it doesn't slip with frame flex and also feels light enough to feel the ratcheting.
2nd pair I’ve bought. They work!