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. 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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
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.

Cheap great working friction bar shifters

This pair of shifters runs a Shimano Shadow MTB derailleur on a 10 speed cassette in the rear. I know they are advertised to work on 9 speed derailleurs but I have had no trouble running a 10 speed Shimano MTB rear derailleur and an old Suntour front derailleur on a RaceFace triple chainring setup. The bike is a 3 x 10 speed setup. No problems, no broken parts, good repeatable shifting all the time. That said the little bail on the friction adjusting bolt is not up to the task of tightening the rear derailleur shifter enough not to slip. I have to use a phillips head screwdriver to set this tension. Once set I have never had it come loose over a period of a couple of years now. The front derailleur shifter has been a great performer with no issues. For the price these shifters are a home run in all respects. Are there better shifters out there, yes. Are better shifters worth the price, maybe. Will these shifters get the work done for a very low price, yes. A couple of pictures of these shifters in service on my early 80's Nishiki Sebring.

aleksandar stojanovski

Falcon Friction Thumb Shifters

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