Paul Components: New MicroShift Thumbie and 31.8 Drop Bar Shifter Adapters Jan 27, 2015

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For all the dirt droppers and bike packers, Paul Components just released something special that’s sure to warm up your current build project with golden rays from Chico, California… Here’s the one-two from Paul himself:

“PAUL Component Engineering has released not one, but TWO new shifter adaptors. One is for MicroShift bar-end shifters (found on many new SURLY bikes); PAUL has designed a MicroShift Thumbie that will allow riders to use MicroShift bar-end shifters on a flat bar. The adaptors will be sold as singles or pairs. MSRP for the pair is $74.00 and singles are $39.00. These weigh in at 60g per pair.

The other new PAUL adaptor allows for the use of the SRAM trigger shifters on a 31.8 drop bar. This idea was born from a desire to run the awesome 10-42 cassette on drop bar bikes, a 420% gain ratio. These adaptors mount on the 31.8 bulge portion of the bar next to the stem. MSRP on this game changer is $41.00. Weight is 22g.”

420% is proof that the dirt gods love gain ratios. See these two shifter adapters at Paul.

  • charlesojones

    Shit! I’d run out of excuses with that cassette.

    • John Watson

      XX1 is pretty alright and it’s crazy that you still have to hike a bike on some trails. We hit shit in the Swiss Alps that was crazy steep.

  • Ultraclyde

    this is a much more elegant solution than hacksawing the clamps off my old 9speed Sram trigger shifters and using galvanized pipe strap to mount them to the drop bar on my commuter.

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  • .,`

    these + cross in-line levers! 31.8 straight flat bars!

  • Scott Felter

    That Paul is a goddamned hero, I swear.

  • The Goats

    Nicely done!

  • Alex

    Or you could just use a front mech clamp with a 10 speed sram shifter – costs 1/4 of the price and does exactly the same thing.