AX – AUDAX Friction Shifting Systems

Original price was: $179.Current price is: $149.

If you are looking for reliability, durability, simplicity and the peace of mind that you won’t be let down on your next AUDAX or Reliability Trial then this is where you start.  Our integrated shifters will accept Dia-Compe Road friction shift levers or Shimano bar-ends or down-tube levers.  This is as simple and maintenance free as it gets.

Compatible units include Shimano 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 speed bar-end and down-tube shifters and Dia-Compe Road friction shift levers.

Our original product! These now carry our GEVENALLE and original “”RETROSHIFT”” branding. Ride with pride!


ON SALE! First sale we have ever had. We have some of these to move on as the new OM mount will be taking over from here. If you need a lever that will also accept many other shift levers (Microshift included) then you will want our OM shifters.

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Industry Quotes:

“While it is extremely difficult to imagine anything damaging these shifters other than a head-on crash into a wall, if you do managed to break them they can be rebuilt good as new for just $34. How’s that for a crash-replacement policy!” – Adam Newman, Bicycle Times

Perhaps better known as Randonneuring in the USA, AUDAX shifters are built for the loooooong haul.

Our original and simplest RETROSHIFT friction only shifting system. When you are riding alone and unsupported with no pretensions of racing and understand that a steel frame is worth its weight in gold then this is the shifter for you. Mile after mile AUDAX shifters will continue to serve you long after others have run out of juice or just plain frozen between gears. When simply better is better, AUDAX shifters are simply the best.

STANDARD ROAD BRAKE PULL – compatible with traditional road road brakes – road calipers and cantilevers and road disc brakes and mini-v brakes.


Learn more about AUDAX

Some Links for USA Randonneurs HERE
and a Link for UK Randonneurs HERE

a review HERE