MTB Gear Shifters
MTB speed controls, for quick piloting
Shifting in mountain biking is a very common action. It's also an action that needs to be done with delicacy, in order to extend the durability of its chain and its MTB cogset.
The speed controls, also known as rate cotnrollers, are directly placed on the handlebars and allow you to shift gears easily and quickly.
The controls are used to operate the cables which will then operate the derailleurs to change gears.
The materials used for speed controls are usually plastic and aluminium. On the higher-end models, the controls are made of carbon.
MTB gear shifting: 2 large standards
The 2 manufacturers of MTB gear shifts are the same as for transmissions: Shimano and Sram.
Then, the choice of its speed control must be made between 2 large standards:
- The shifters
- The Gripshift
The shifter is the most common standard. It's a grip system where you simply push these to shift gears.
The gripshift , also called rotating handles, allows to pass the speeds very quickly since they are in the prolongation of the handles. However, it takes a time of adaptation because you might change speed unwittingly.
On our Alltricks site, you'll find the MTB speed control which will suit you among the best brands and many models: Sram and Shimano.
Find all our MTB gear drives at Alltricks.com at unbeatable prices delivered in 24-48h.
Sram X01 Eagle 12 Speed Trigger Shifter Black
SRAM GX EAGLE Trigger 12s Black
Rear Trigger Sram X4 3x8 Speeds
Lever SRAM X5 9 Speed Rear Trigger BLACK
Shimano Deore M590 3x9 Speed Front Trigger Shifter
SHIMANO Rear Shifter XTR DI2 M9050 11S
Sram NX 11 Speed X-ACTUATION Trigger Shifter
Shifter Collar for Sram X9 / X0 /X7 / XX / XX1