Shift:R Tour for Rohloff

Features

  • Precise shifting even in wet conditions
  • Optimized ergonomics combined with your choice of grips
  • Allows simultaneous braking and shifting
  • EasyShift: Simplified shifting logic with separate levers for low and high gears is quick to master
  • Shift direction for the right and left lever is individually configurable
  • Easy adjustment and fine tuning at the shifters
  • Easy installation: the gear position of the Shift:R and the Speedhub do not require synchronization during assembly

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Shift:R Tour for Rohloff

A thumb actuated shifter is what many Rohloff Speedhub riders have been longing for. In the latest generation of the Shift:R Tour we have succeeded in developing a product which, combined with the legendary Rohloff Speedhub, provides the shifting comfort of a modern derailleur with the robustness of the Speedhub 500/14. Innovative design, engineering and quality manufacturing come together to offer a new ergonomic shifting option for Speedhub equipped flat-bar bikes.
 
The Shift:R Tour is perfectly suited for use on tours and your daily commute, as the shifting performance does not suffer even under wet conditions. Some design features are valuable upgrades to the twist shifter, such as the ability to customize the shift levers to your personal preference by swapping left and right shifter functionality, and the ability to shift and brake at the same time.
 
The Shift:R Tour is compatible with all Rohloff hubs with external gear box and 22.2mm diameter handlebars.

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Shift:R Tour for Rohloff

Shift:R Tour for Rohloff

€299.00 *

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Your questions - Our answers

I have general questions about the product (3)
1. Can the Shift:R be installed internally or externally?

Both versions of the Shift:R for Rohloff can only be mounted on Rohloff hubs with external shift control. Rohloff hubs can be converted from internal to external control. This has to be done by Rohloff, please contact your local service center.

2. Can it be combined with Pinion?

The shift levers for the Tour and Road versions are identical between Pinion and Rohloff, however different Shift:R Boxes are required.

3. Are the levers on the Pinion and Rohloff versions identical?

Yes, both levers are identical.

I have questions about use (7)
1. My Shift:R creaks or feels “scratchy” on one or both sides when shifting.

This is caused by too much shift cable tension, causing one of the pawl mechanisms to remains in contact with the gears. Reduce the tension of the opposite (!) lever until the switching noise disappears. See instructions.

2. Shifting is not possible, the levers will not move.

The cable tension is too high, reduce cable tension on both sides.

3. How come I can only shift one gear?

Depending on the pawl position, a bit of “backlash” can occur. That means, if you change shift direction then a small gap must be closed before shifting engages. If you can only shift one gear if you have not changed direction, increase the tension slightly. (see instructions)

4. Can I shift under load?

Somtimes. Gearbox gears without a clutch cannot be shifted under high load, unlike derailleur systems. It is not necessary to completely stop un-weight your pedal stroke, only to reduce pressure.

5. Can I use the Shift:R year-round?

Of course! Please note that in winter conditions the demands on the material and the possibility of corrosion are increased due to road salt. As with all components, this can results in increased maintenance and servicing costs.

6. After shifting when the lever returns to its original position, I hear a ratcheting noise. Is this normal?

Yes, that sound is the Shift:R Box ratchet returning into position for the next shift.

7. Can I also use the Shift:R Tour on mountain bikes?

There is no reason not to use the Shift:R Tour on mountain bikes. That being said, the Shift:R Tour series is not necessarily designed for “advanced” or “hardcore” mountain biking in mind as the shifting behaviour in combination with the gearbox is not as defined, and the ability to shift under load is limited in comparison to a modern derailleur. Technically, however, there are no problems in this application.

I have questions about maintenance (3)
1. What are the maintenance intervals?

We recommend checking the cables and lubricating the Shift:R Box annually with the maintenance of the gearbox or hub. Please refer to the care instructions in the product manual.

2. What cables should I use?

Commercially available shift cables can be used.

3. Do I have to, or can I use a brake housing for assembly?

Absolutely not! Brake housing does not offer enough rigidity to allow sufficient shifting precision.

I have questions about assembly (2)
1. Can I carry out the assembly myself?

It is possible if you have experience with bicycle drivetrains and gearboxes. If in doubt, however, we always recommend going to a specialist.

2. Do I have to/can I use a brake sleeve for the assembly?

Absolutely not! Brake housing does not offer enough rigidity to allow sufficient shifting precision.

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