Retroshift expands and renames itself Gevenalle

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Portland-based cyclocross component maker, Retroshift is now known as Gevenalle. The name is derived from two dutch words and translates to “Give All”. Along with the rebranding, the company is offering two new products, a hydraulic disc brake shifter and the HOUP, a cassette spacer to help prevent mud-induced derailleur-spoke contact.

 CX1 and CX2 Hydraulic Shifters

The CX1 and CX2 shifters based on a proven TRP drop-bar hydraulic disc brake, adding either a single rear shifter (CX1) or front and rear (CX2). The system comes complete with 140mm or 160mm rotors and your choice of Shimano compatable 9, 10, or 11 speed shifters. We tested the original cable brake system here.

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The CX1 will go for $399, and CX2 retails for $449. Both shifters are covered with a generous $75 crash replacement policy, which includes worldwide shipping.

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HOUP (Halo Of Ultimate Protection)

The HOUP cassette adapter may seem like a bit of a silly device, but it makes a lot of sense. Many derailleurs have be destroyed by being sucked into the spokes during muddy CX races, the HOUP uses a machined aluminum spacer to move the the cassette over. Installation requires removal of the smallest cog, but you weren’t using that anyway.

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A larger aluminum lockring is included to insure proper engagement on the larger cog after the smallest is removed.

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Also new is the HOUP titanium 21-24-27 cogset, designed reduce the weight of a cassette by replacing the heaviest 3 steel cogs with the magic grey metal. Get the weight of a high end cassette at a fraction of the cost.

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The HOUP cassette spacer will set you back $20, the Ti cogs, $85.

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