The Sensah Empire 2x11 Integrated Shifter & Brake Lever Set wraps excellent performance and ergonomics in with a fantastic value.
The right shifter actuates the rear derailleur and offers up to 3 gear shifts with a single sweep. A single push of the lever drops one gear at a time.
The left shifter is a sort of "semi-indexed" design to accommodate for trim when the chain is cross-chained.
These integrated shifters are compatible with Empire 11spd derailleurs as well as SRAM's offerings that use "Exact Actuation".
Routing for both the derailleur and brake is aero (under the tape). And each lever's reach is adjustable with a 2.5mm screw.
- In the box: Left shift/brake lever, right shift/brake lever, 2 road brake cables
- Drivetrain speeds: 2x11 speed
- Right Up/down shift: 3 with full sweep, 1 down
- Left Up/down shift: 4 semi-indexed positions for trim
- Reach adjustable: Yes
- Pull Compatibility: Sensah Empire 2x11, SRAM DoubleTap 2x11
- Weight: 479g for the pair, includes shift cables
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I bought these to test out. With the pice of groupsets from the big three becoming more ridiculous, I wanted to see if there was an option for lower priced, entry level builds.
Very easy to set up, indexing with a SRAM 11 speed cassette was spot on OOTB. I’ve got about 300 miles on the shifters and rear derailleur so far in a 1x setup. No problems, great shifting. Seems like a more than viable option.
Hood material is a little suspect, and it’s not light, but those are the only little complaints. Overall, I’m very impressed.