Exclusive: Retroshift Rebranded Gevenalle – Expands Lineup w/ Hydraulic Levers & The HOUP Cassette Spacer

The team at Retroshift is very passionate about cyclocross.  From day one, they have not been shy about saying so.  Their product lineup to this point, while it has many possible uses, was designed specifically for ‘cross racing.  We reviewed the original release of their CX 2 shifters and loved them.  Thanks to good innovation […]

Project Any Road: Retroshift CX2 Shifters Long Term Review

Catch up on the Project Any Road build here. When the Project Any Road bike started to take shape on paper, I knew immediately that the shifters were going to be Retroshift.  At BikeRumor we often get spoiled with SRAM Red, Dura-Ace, and Campy SuperRecord, so why would I want to run this clunky antiquated […]

Hack! Retroshift x TRP = Drop Bar Hydraulic Disc Brakes w/ Friction Shifters

Click that pic to see it full size you’ll notice something a bit off. It took us a few seconds to fully appreciate the hack. See it? Yep, that’s the new TRP Hylex hydraulic disc brakes that are intended for singlespeed bikes mated to a Retroshift friction shifter, providing a geared setup and modern brakes […]

Give Broken Derailleurs the BURD, with Retroshift’s New Affordable CX Rear Derailleur

Cyclocross is hard on parts. Specifically, shifters and rear derailleurs. Retroshift already has you covered in the shifting department with their super durable Retroshift CX levers. Now, after a bit of teasing, Retroshift is taking the wraps off their entry into the rear derailleur market – the BURD. Designed to address the specific needs of […]

Retroshift Teases ‘Cross Friendly Rear Dérailleur

Retroshift just Instagrammed (that’s a verb now, right?) this heavily filtered photo of a rear derailleur, and we confirmed with Adam it’s coming up soon. All he’d really say so far is that it follows the footsteps of his shifters in that it’s designed for making cyclocross bikes work better without breaking the bank. His […]

NAHBS 2013: Retroshift Shows off Sturmy Archer 3 Speed, Campy Shifters, and New Colors

Adam from Retroshift is here at NAHBS displaying his wears along with a few new additions.  Up first is the new Sturmy Archer three speed shifter.  The shifter mounts up, but does require 2mm to be ground off the bolt.  The plan is to source a new, shorter bolt.  But for now, if you want […]

RetroShift Adds Colors, V-Brake Compatible Friction Shifter Mounts

RetroShift has added colors and other options to their friction shifter adapters for Tektro drop bar brake levers. Gray and red and standard, blue, green and gold (not shown) are new, but they’re only available on the CX1…and here are the three models available now: CX1 -Made for 1×9 or 1×10, these mount to included […]

Retroshift Integrated Brake Lever Friction Shifters Now Available

Since we first posted about Retroshift, they’ve worked through production and have been selling the units all over the world. According to founder Adam Clement the response has been pretty incredible. The Retroshift is a modified Tektro brake lever for drop bars that fits a Shimano friction shifter on the top front. Clement says this […]

First Look! Retroshift Brake & Shift Levers for Cyclocross

Founded by Adam Clement as an alternative to running (sometimes very) expensive mechanical levers on dirty, muddy, crash-prone cyclocross bikes, Retroshift takes an age old shifting idea and gives it a fresh spin. Retroshift levers combine a metal brake lever with a simple indexed “thumb lever” style shifter arm, much like the ones found on […]