Shimano Dura-Ace SL-BS77 Shifters

DESCRIPTION

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

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Mar 03, 2009]
    Peter Fennemore
    Recreational Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    Not sure now. They look pretty good.

    Weakness:

    Cost and they don't work correctly.

    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.

    Similar Products Used:

    7 speed shifters (came with the bike).

    [May 28, 2008]
    Tourister
    Recreational Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    Clean looking and well manufactured.

    Weakness:

    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.

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

    Similar Products Used:

    Shimano 7 speed bar end shifters in a previous life.

    [Oct 14, 2004]
    makabe
    Commuter

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Quick precise shifting, perfect position, durability.

    Weakness:

    Pricey

    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.

    [Feb 08, 2002]
    FrankfromBavaria
    Triathlete

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    Unergonomic when climbing steep hills.

    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.

    Similar Products Used:

    sti shifters. aero shifters.

    [May 23, 2000]
    brady christoph
    Commuter

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    9 speed index shifting, or friction. It is so nice to be able to back up to a friction shifter, particularly when you are on a long tour or you are lax about your maintenance, and we all need to admit we are. good value, old school, McCormack brothers use them

    Weakness:

    set up of bar end shifters takes time, not as fast as the brake/shifters due to length of cable. some don't like the exposed cables, shimano users can't complain but the campy look of a smooth bar is very aesthetically pleasing

    banging your bike into a wall is part and parcel of carrying it up ten flights of stairs a day and these are protected and safe, not like combined shifters. (I've dented and whacked those out of true a few times)

    Similar Products Used:

    ergopower, old superbe bar end shifters

    [Feb 15, 2001]
    doug
    Road Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    does not punish you for poor maintenance as bad as STI shifters., Look cool on the end of a set of time trial bars. Old school style points on recreational rides. The ONLY choice for cyclocross

    Weakness:

    STI and Ergopower are better for dedicated racing machines. (Except a time trial bike)

    These things are versatile and can be used on anything. Friction option is handy, and are fun to use. And like i said earlier , these, (or a campy equivalent) almost seem mandatory on a TT or 'Cross bike. But use the modern stuff for a straight up road racing bike. I wouldnt trade Record Ergo for anything when the chips are down in a RR or crit

    Similar Products Used:

    ive used all types of shifters. I rode 7 spd Campy friction bar ends when i started racing as a junior in the late 80's

    [Feb 23, 2001]
    Steven
    Commuter

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    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)

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