Shimano Dura-Ace SL-BS77 Shifters

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99

Product Description

  • 9-Speed
  • Double/Triple Ring Compatible
  • Bar End Mount Position

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    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Peter Fennemore a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 3, 2009

    Strengths:    Not sure now. They look pretty good.

    Weaknesses:    Cost and they don't work correctly.

    Bottom Line:   
    I've also got these 9 speed bar end shifters on a Dawes Galaxy with a Shaddow rear mech. Jumps 3rd or 6th gear depending on set up and suffers "double click" feed when changing gear. Initially OK but after 6 months deteriorated and have now lost 3rd gear.

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    Favorite Ride:   Surrey Hills - My life

    Price Paid:    $48.00

    Similar Products Used:   7 speed shifters (came with the bike).

    Bike Setup:   Tiagra road tripple on front (50-40-30). 12-32 XT block. Shimano XT Shaddow rear mech.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Tourister a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: May 28, 2008

    Strengths:    Clean looking and well manufactured.

    Weaknesses:    Don't like the feel of slight "double click" between positions.
    Took substantial amount of setting up. Initially would miss 3rd or 6th gear depending on adjustment. Now OK but wait to see for how long.
    Tended to try to jumping gear when climbing hills. Changed supplied gear cables to PTFE coated which seems to have cured the problem.
    Pricey for what they are. PTFE coated cables addedd another £5.

    Bottom Line:   
    9 Speed Dura-ace bar end shifters with Shimano XT (Shaddow) rear mech fitted to Dawes Galaxy.

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    Favorite Ride:   Sunday morning on the Surrey Hills

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Evans Cycles, UK

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano 7 speed bar end shifters in a previous life.

    Bike Setup:   Classic English touring bike

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by makabe a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: October 14, 2004

    Strengths:    Quick precise shifting, perfect position, durability.

    Weaknesses:    Pricey

    Bottom Line:   
    I got these Dura Ace shifters along with Paul's Thumbies to use on my Marin Point Reyes--an "urban" bike. These shifters replaced the crappy rapidfire shifters that came with the bike. Coupled with the XT deraileur, shifts are quick and precise--the way they are supposed to be. The shifters are in perfect position so I don't have to take my hands off the bars to shift.

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    Favorite Ride:   Up Tunnel Rd then along Grizzly Peak in Oakland/Berkeley

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:

    Bike Setup:   Marin Point Reyes/XT/Hayes Disc brakes/Dura Ace 9 spd shifters/Paul's Thumbies

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by FrankfromBavaria a Triathlete from Roth, Germany

    Date Reviewed: February 8, 2002

    Strengths:    Very useful for shifting while being in an "aero" position.

    Weaknesses:    Unergonomic when climbing steep hills.

    Bottom Line:   
    I use them on my triathlon bike on a syntace aerobar. They give me a very comfortable ride as about 90 percent of my riding time I'm on the aerobars. They work perfect and I prefer them to sti shifters.

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    Favorite Ride:   any ride on a sunny day

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   LBS in Roth, Germany

    Similar Products Used:   sti shifters. aero shifters.

    Bike Setup:   cannondale multisport 2000 si, syntace streamliner.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Steven a Commuter from canada

    Date Reviewed: February 23, 2001

    Strengths:    simple, lightweight, inexpensive, not likely to break in the event of a slip and fall accident.

    Weaknesses:    You have to move your hands to shift, but after 2 million years of evolution that shouldn't be too difficult.

    Bottom Line:   
    These shifters are brainless Operation-wise. That is a good thing for me. I have them on a Rocky Mountain route 66 hybrid frame which i converted into a touring bike. I put a XTR rapid rise deraileur on the back and now the upshifts and downshifts are accomplished with pulling the levers the same on both sides of the bar. I wasn't that impressed with them all that much until i put the derailleur on. The combination of the two is a very significant performance upgrade. If you use this combo on a cross bike you shouldn't get too much flack from your fellow roadies for the mountain bie products. I give it 5 stars with the XTR deraileur. I would have given it less with a regular rise rear deraileur.

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    Price Paid:    $65.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   down tube shifters, Suntour barcons. I have not yet tried STI so keep that in mind as you read. (I'm not likely to either)

    Bike Setup:   touring: Sachs internal front drumbrake, Brooks B-17 saddle, XTR rapid rise deraileur, 12-32 8-spd xtr cass. TTT morph bar, Diacomp v-road levers (which are getting "upgraded" to regular aero levers. They were fine until i put the drum on the front.)

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