CX shifters are a new concept but the parts utilized are time tested. The brake bodies and levers function and install just as you would expect and should pose no questions for you or your mechanic. Shift levers will require a little extra attention to detail starting with the choice of shift lever you will utilize.
Gevenalle CX cyclocross shifters are available in 9 or 10 speed for use with Shimano compatible drivetrains. You may also purchase bare units to utilize your own shift levers (See AUDAX in Shop). If you do this keep in mind that CX systems were developed in conjunction with Shimano 8, 9 and 10sp bar-end and down-tube shifters and will work great with these as well as the Dia-Compe ENE friction shift levers. If you want to use a different shifter it may or may not work. Please check our compatibility chart or contact us if you are unsure.
Cables and Housing: Due to the cable routing used it is possible to get away with using standard or even older cable housings where a competitors system might not function properly without a more expensive cable set. That said keeping your cables in good shape will only better your shifting experience. Keep all cables and housing well lubed and clean and we also recommend as a matter of good practice replacing the short section of cable housing at the rear derailleur at the start of each äóÖcross season.
If you are using disc brakes we recommend using compression-less brake housing.
When purchased, we will notify you of the stock levels for your product. If it is out of stock, we'll have it posted to you within two weeks!