|Stock photo from Dia-Compe|
If you're not into 11 speed stuff, you might still be interested in these shifters. I was tinkering around the shop yesterday and figured out they have enough pull for 10 speed Shimano dynasys rear derailleurs. Shimano mountain components are nice for touring. They're rugged and their cages are long enough to wrap around a large cassette .
Here's my Pass hunter now. 10 speed XTR rear with downtube shifters. I figured I'd try out some flat bars too. They're trendy now.
Besides 11 and 10 speed mountain, they're also good for 7, 8 and 9 speed Shimano. I haven't tried it yet, but they might even work with some SRAM stuff. If you're curious about compatibility, check out this article on Art's Cyclery's blog. It's a bit technical, but it's thorough and fairly up to date. I couldn't word it better myself.
So what do you think? Could you use these?