Falcon Friction Thumb Shifters

Falcon Friction Thumb Shifters
Falcon Friction Thumb Shifters

Falcon Friction Thumb Shifters

Regular price $14.00
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These thumb shifters are unusual because they fit on both road and MTB sized bars. Therefore, they fit on all handlebars. They even work on drop bars, but not on the sleeve.

They are not Campagnolo quality (what do you expect for $16 per pair) but they do function perfectly, and the soft rubber tipped levers are actually very comfortable. 

Installation is very simple-undo the bolt from the bracket it is threaded into, bend the bracket to make it curve around the bar, slide it on the bar, clamp it a bit tighter and then install the bolt through the hole in the top of the bracket into the threaded portion below. Tighten it up and you're set.

Cables are included. Price is per pair, a left and a right.

Free Shipping for Retail customers with subtotals over $150: Velo Orange offers free shipping to the lower 48 States for retail orders with a subtotal of at least $150. Use the coupon code 150SHIP when you check out to get the deal.

Free Shipping for Wholesale customers with subtotals over $400: Velo Orange offers free shipping for wholesale orders to the lower 48 States with a subtotal of at least $400. No coupon code required for this deal.

Oversize international shipping: Large products including (but not limited to) frames, fork, fenders, handlebars, racks, and rims may incur oversize shipping charges. We will notify you of additional charges.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews

These have fully replaced the Shimano index shifters on my bike, and I’ve went ahead and bought a second pair to have as backups, great option if you’re friction-curious but wanna spend as little as possible trying things out.
The shifters do have a clicking mechanism (not technically a ratchet per se, but functionally works the same way as a ratchet would) which makes shifting feel very tactile and precise, my only complaint would be the shifters are a little bulky, but they cost 1/4 as much as the pretty friction shifters so it’s not really worth considering.

Charles Ball
Flip the bolt to install

Meh. I always say, “It isn’t easy being cheap” and these prove it.

First shifter install: spent 10 minutes looking on the floor for a nut that wasn’t there. Next 5 minutes spent studying the product picture and seeing there was indeed no nut. Then spent 20 minutes hunting for a nut that kinda fit. I had to bend the clamp in unnatural ways to get it to “work” while scratching my handlebar. Then spent 10 minutes wondering if it was worth the effort to return them. Spent final 15 minutes reading all the questions and comments and discovered the bolt needed to be flipped.

Second shifter install: 1 minute flat, super easy with no scratches.

I suggest adding a comment to flip the bolt in the description on the product page were it is easily visible.

Adam Deutsch
Fun but Short Lived

It was so much fun to get these and put them on a beater bike. After a month, the one for the front derailleur busted, so I can't shift to the larger gear on the 2x; when I move the lever, it just moves the entire mechanism so it's all swiveling in the housing. For the rear shifting is still okay, but I find that it sometimes moves itself into smaller gears if I'm doing a bit of a climb.

For $14, I'm not complaining, and it's not worth the effort and expense in shipping to goof around with a return. But I'm definitely eyeing more robust friction shifters from here.


Very easy to install and they work great on my 1x7 townie.

John Baum
I broke one of them.

Downgraded review because I managed to break one of the shifters by forcing the lever.

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