Internal cable routing, carbon brake lever and new pivot location refine an already outstanding control lever into a product reminiscent of perfection. Clean lines add to the visual appeal while the ergonomics add to the enjoyment of the ride.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dougaldog Used THREE …all failed
I have had to replace 3x, once in the middle of a tour in France, and I hear I am not alone, local bike mechanic said he has replaced 40 left hand shifters this year alone! Thinks it must be a design fault. I have given up with Shimano and will look into other manufacturers for a reliable solution. I advise you to do that as well.
23 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent
I,ve used these levers for 18 months or so now and can't fault them. The front is used with an slk light crank ( double but even when trimming is still fantastic shifting even the tough lift onto a large chainring) and dura ace 7900 front mech. I genuinely don't get the other reviews as I have no complaints. Wrong setup, wrong maintenance maybe? No offence but they are excellent.
30 May 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Very Dissapointing
I bought a BeOne Mistral Road Race 2011 in September 2011. The LH shifter became faulty in April 2012 but in fairness to CRC they replaced the shifter with a new one which only lasted until December 2012. This one has also become faulty. Not what you'd expect for an expensive piece of kit from Shimano.
03 January 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Poor Quality
Bought two bikes in the winter sale (November 2011) with Shimano 105 and Ultegra shigters. The 105 shifter broke in Feb and was replaced by CRC (good service), the Ultegra broke in July and has been sent to Shimano for evaluation. Both stopped being able to shift.
08 August 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous maneta desfectuosa
En noviembre de 2011 compré una BeOne Mistral Race Road Bike 2011 con este modelo de maneta, y en Mayo de 2012 dejó de funcionar, al pulsar las levas para cambiar de plato no respondía. He llevado la bici al taller y me han comentado que no hay manera de solucionarlo y que hay que cambiar. Según los comentarios que he visto anteriormente parece ser que hay un fallo de diseño y que hay varias personas que han tenido el mismo problema con éste modelo. Espero que se solucione pronto.
15 June 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous From above
Update on the above. Shimano replaced the faulty gear lever under warranty with a newer version so fingers crossed this works ok. Good service Shimano but it shouldn't have broken that quickly.
09 June 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Breaks for no reason..
I had this on my Cube 2011 for five months before it stopped working for no reason. The internal teeth are not engaging and it doesn't downshift. The guy in the bike shop said that I was the third person to have the same problem. Hopefully Shimano have now sorted out this issue and I will get a replacement under warranty. Until then I am without a useable bike.
24 May 2012