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Bicycle Shifting Adapter

Now you can mix and match different brand and speed components.

The ShiftMate is a shifting interface device for mating different bicycle shifting components and wheelsets.  Using a ratio changing pulley, the ShiftMate adapts different component brands and models to make the proper correction in the amount of cable pull needed for perfect shifting.  There are no compromises when using a ShiftMate.  Your shifting will perform equally or better than original factory components.

ShiftMate features and benefits



Shiftmate model #1
The model #1 is for mating wheelsets to drivetrains along with Campagnolo combinations

$39.50 USD  
Shifter
Derailleur
Cassette type & speed
Shimano 8 speed
Shimano
Campagnolo 8 speed
Shimano 9 speed
Shimano
Campagnolo9 speed
Shimano 10 speed
Shimano
Campagnolo 10 speed
Campagnolo 8 speed
Campagnolo
Shimano 8 speed
Campagnolo 9 speed
Campagnolo
Shimano 9 speed
Campagnolo 10 speed
Campagnolo
Shimano 10 speed
Campagnolo 10 speed
Campagnolo
Shimano 9 speed
Notes: When mixing wheelsets the vintage of the Campagnolo Shifters and derailleurs will not matter as long as they are a match from the same era.
ShiftMate model #2
The model #2 is for mating different speed shifters to different speed drivetrains
$39.50 USD
Shifter
Derailleur
Cassette type & speed
Shimano 9 speed
Shimano
Shimano 8 speed
Shimano 9 speed
Campagnolo
Campagnolo 10 speed
Shimano 9 speed
Shimano
Shimano10 speed
Shimano 10 speed
Shimano
Shimano 9 speed
Campagnolo 9 speed
Shimano
Shimano 8 speed
Campagnolo 9 speed
Campagnolo
Campagnolo 10 speed
Campagnolo 10 speed
Shimano
Shimano 9 speed
Campagnolo 10 speed
Campagnolo
Campagnolo 9 speed
Campagnolo 11 speed Campagnolo Campagnolo 10 speed
Notes: When mixing speed systems, your system will be limited to operating with the lesser amount of speeds.

ShiftMate model #3
The model #3 is for mating newer (2001+) Campagnolo components with Shimano components

$39.50 USD
Shifter
Derailleur
Cassette type & speed
Shimano 9 speed
Campagnolo
Campagnolo 9 speed
Shimano 10 speed
Campagnolo
Campagnolo 10 speed
Campagnolo 9 speed
Shimano
Shimano 9 speed
Campagnolo 10 speed
Shimano
Shimano 10 speed

ShiftMate model #4
The model #4 is for mating older (pre 2001) Campagnolo components with Shimano components and newer Campagnolo 11 speed with Shimano 10 speed components

$39.50 USD
Shifter
Derailleur
Cassette type & speed
Shimano 8 speed*
Campagnolo pre-2001
Campagnolo 8 speed
Shimano 9 speed
Campagnolo pre-2001
Campagnolo 9 speed
Campagnolo 8 speed
Shimano
Shimano 8 speed
Campagnolo 9 speed, pre-2001
Shimano
Shimano 9 speed
Campagnolo 11 speed
Shimano
Shimano 10 speed
Shimano 10 speed
Campagnolo
Campagnolo 11 speed
Notes: mixing older and newer Campagnolo components is not recommended. The cable pull rate changed between versions. A ShiftMate model #1 can be used to allow the combining of older and newer versions. Contact us for more details. All Shimano derailleurs are interchangeable and functionally equivalent except for 8 speed Dura Ace which is not compatible with other Shimano components or ShiftMate. 8 speed DA shifters are also not compatible with other versions.

We Ship worldwide! International orders are welcome.

 

 

Model #1 pulley and nipple kit

Model #2 pulley and nipple kit

Model #3 pulley and nipple kit
Model #4 pulley and nipple kit
Extend the use of your ShiftMate by purchasing a interchangeable pulley kit so you can convert it to another model. Comes with spare nipple.

Price $17.00


Click here for customer review of a ShiftMate.

Click here for the installation instruction sheet.

 

Question and Answers

Q: I have a friend who rides an all Shimano bike with a Campagnolo wheelset and claims the shifting seems to work.  Would using a ShiftMate improve his shifting?

 

A:  Absolutely! Some people claim that mixing wheelsets without any other modifications to the shifting system will work.  We strongly disagree.  The component manufacturers have engineered their systems to be incompatible.  Mixing wheelsets without any other modifications is similar to operating a shifting system which has been poorly tuned.  The cassette spacing is different between manufacturers and you are not going to experience the potential of what your groupset can offer.  When using a ShiftMate you will have factory precision shifting and will experience much crisper, precise, and quieter shifting. 

 

QHow does ShiftMate performance compare to aftermarket cassettes with modified spacing?

 

A:  It depends on the quality of the cassette.  A lot of aftermarket cassette's are of a sub-standard quality compared to OEM cassettes. The ShiftMate will allow you to use factory cassettes for optimal performance.  The ShiftMate is also less than half the cost of many aftermarket cassettes.

 

Q:  How does the ShiftMate performance compare to modifications where you modify the cable fixing bolt attachment anchor location?

 

A Far better!  Changing the cable anchor point by clamping the cable to a different location in our opinion gives unacceptable results. When designing the ShiftMate we tested a number of different design concepts for changing the cable pull ratio. One of the methods tested was an adjustable anchor point system. By changing the anchor point, the travel rate of the derailleur parallelogram gets messed up and the derailleur travel between shifts will not be linear and even across the entire cassette. Our testing found the results of using this method to be unacceptable to our high standards.  Even though some people claim success, shifting performance is compromised.  Also, the cable gets twisted at a hard angle and further degrades shifting performance by adding friction.

 

Does the ShiftMate easily become contaminated with dirt?

 

A:  No.  Because the cable wraps around the pulley, most of the cable groove remains covered by the cable.  This has the effect of keeping debris out of the cable slot.  Also, because the ShiftMate is mounted outside the tire path, it tends to collect very little dirt.

 

Guaranty:  The ShiftMate comes with a money back guaranty.  If your not happy, simply return for refund within 45 days. We will refund you in full (not including shipping costs)  ShiftMate comes with a 1 year replacement warranty.