A Dropbar Shifter for Technical Riding
The ONLY dropbar shifter for the Rohloff Speedhub that can be operated from the drops.
The Thumbwheel Shifter is a dropbar shifter for the Rohloff hub that can be operated from the drops, from behind the brake hoods, and even from the top of the handlebars. Without needing to change the hand position, the rider can operate both the shifter and the brake levers, while maintaining precise control of the steering, from his/her optimal riding position.
The thumbwheel simply replaces the grip on a stock Rohloff twist shifter, and allows it to be mounted under the left or right brake lever.
The Rohloff Speedhub is a 14 speed internally geared bicycle hub. It replaces the delicate and often unreliable derailleur system found on typical geared bicycles. It is the finest of a handful of internally geared hubs, renowned for its reliability in even the harshest of conditions. It never breaks, needs minimal maintenance, and provides a continuously shiftable 500% gear range that will conquer the toughest hills and the fastest descents.
The “twist shifter” that comes stock with the Rohloff Speedhub is the only shifter available from that company for their hubs. As it is sold, this twist shifter is only compatible with flat handlebars. It is not able to be mounted on road style drop handlebars, let alone able to be operated while the riders hands are positioned in the “drops” or on the “brake hoods” of such handlebars.
The Thumbwheel Shifter simply replaces the grip on a stock Rohloff twist shifter, and allows it to be mounted under the left or right brake lever. Once installed, the Thumbwheel Shifter can be operated by thumb and fingertips while the handlebars are securely held in the rider’s hand position of choice. This is the most reliable, simple, affordable, and lightweight solution for shifting a Rohloff hub from a drop handlebar bicycle.
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The Thumbwheel Shifter will be available in late April, 2019, for on-demand 3D printing in the color of your choice. The price will be about $150 each. Please indicate your interest bellow, and we will send you a coupon for a 20% discount and notify you when it is ready for purchase.