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Bike Shifters For Sale

Shop bike shifters at TPC - The Pro's Closet. Browse shifters from top brands like SRAM, Shimano, and more. Find models for your bike such as AXS, eTap, Di2, and others.

Bikes are meant
to be used.

For shifting to get better, it had to get more complicated. Shifting today is easier and faster than ever before, especially compared to the OG days of downtube shifting. Shifters are now either integrated into brake levers or situated right next to them, so your hands never have to leave the bars to execute flawless, fast shifts.

The big advances in shifting began in the late 1980s when Shimano got things going with STI, Shimano Total Integration. This happened almost simultaneously with SRAM’s Grip Shift, and a bit before Campagnolo’s Ergopower and Mavic’s electronic Zap shifting appeared. Today drivetrain manufacturers build both mechanical and electronic shifting, and the battery-powered versions can be either wired or wireless.  


Shifting systems can be set up with a single chainring, which doesn’t need a front shifter, further simplifying thinking while riding. Several brands are selling shifting systems today. The biggest two are Shimano and SRAM.  


Shimano Shifters


Shimano pushed the bike industry forward with shifting and is still doing so today. On the road, Shimano’s modern 105 shifters are better than their Ultegra of a few years back, and their Dura-Ace of several years ago. This has been the case every time they debut a new iteration. When it comes to mountain bike shifters, Shimano’s XT shifter’s multi-release trigger system is scads better than earlier XTR. In terms of upgrading, components can usually be mixed and matched, so long as they’re within the same series iteration—like Dura-Ace R9000 is typically compatible with Ultegra 6800 and 105 5800

SRAM Shifters

SRAM began with the innovative Grip Shift for road, tri’, and MTB. It lives on in MTB, where they offer twist-shifters, triggers, and electronic buttons. SRAM even makes shifters for e-bikes with the “single-click” designation, like GX Single Click. SRAM's Double Click road shifters and wireless E-Tap controllers for both road and MTB have changed the way people think about shifting. The AXS shifters are their latest electronic shifting innovation, improving 12-speed drivetrains.