The new GX Shifters are specifically designed for the gravel racing and adventure market, with the ability to work with Shimano Dyna-Sys Shadow Plus mountain bike rear derailleurs. The “clutch” mechanism in these latest 10-speed derailleurs provide extra chain tension, keeping your drivetrain quiet and improving performance with single-chainring setups. Gevenalle says they are the only drop-bar shifters on the market that integrate with Shadow Plus derailleurs, though they will also work with any other 10-speed Shimano mountain bike derailleur.
The shifting starts with a customized Microshift shifter that is set on a new platform. The rear shifter is indexed while the front shifter works with both double and triple chainrings. It can also be removed for single-ring drivetrains.
The brake lever is compatible with nearly any type of cable-actuated brake: rim, linear pull, disc, etc. It can be adjusted to either a short or long-pull actuation to match the desired application. The brake cable exit angle has also been dropped 10 degrees from previous designs for a lower profile to the housing.
The GX shifters are sold as a pair for $219. They come with Gevenalle’s no-questions-asked crash replacement policy that covers a complete rebuild from any condition for just $34. Though the pieces are shipped from overseas, each one of the shifters is machined, anondized, laser-etched, and assembled in Portland, Oregon.