Standard issue Dura-Ace 9 speed bar end shifters. Light, easy to install and reliable - they work perfectly with any Shimano 9 speed system. Right lever operates in index or friction mode. When set to friction, it will work with any system - regardless of how many speeds. Includes Dura-Ace shifter cables and housing
Bulletproof! I have them on my cyclocross bike.They shift crisply and reliably. They survived a crash, too.
Pros: They shift well and they're durable.
Cons: Cable routing not the best.
I have a set of 1990 Ultegra (30,000+ miles?) and a new 2010 Dura Ace set also. They can flip flop back and forth off of TT areo extentions or back onto a 35mm knobbied CX Bike, if need be; with never ever a glitch ! triple, double., 10 indexed or old 5 speed freewheels,, whatever? Great alternative for the often tempermental and always overpriced shifters. And, besides in pack riding conditions you can actually knee bump them in a all out sprint! & others will accordingly have to change hand positions, shifting then scratching their scalps, then sign language can follow too... thus allowing you to get completely away! I am getting another set for a funnybike areobar set up.
Phillip Fitzwater :
I just built up a Ritchey BreakAway Ti bike for trips to the French Alps and I wanted to use a 9-speed XTR derailleur on the back, and these bar end shifters seemed to be the ticket. I had our local Berkeley wrench build the bike up and wow; these things rock. The are sharp and magic in shifting from top to bottom. Highly recommended. Shimano remains super dependable.