Suntour XC-Comp 7-speed thumbshifters

Suntour XC-Comp 7-speed thumbshifters

In the long quest of playing catching up with Simano Suntour had a couple of components which were as good performing if not better performing than what was offered by Shimano back in the day.

The thumbshifters of the Suntour XC-Comp and XC-Pro component lines where highly regarded as good and solid shifting devices (unlike the horrible X-press under the bar system).

And they where actually lighter than comparable thumbshifters from Shimano.

The subject of thumbshifters as the superior shifter have often been discussed, and yes, even here can we find the much needed “friction mode” which can be good to have if your rear derailleur hanger gets bent out in the woods.

And did we mention the Suntour XC-Comp thumbshifters where light?

Not until second generation GripShift where to be released would a light weight shifter be released again, but then again, GripShift was not a thumbshifter (so the world lost again).

Used, with a few scratches, these nice looking 7-speed Suntour XC-Comp thumbshifters are yours for 20 euro. Sold!




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Posted in Suntour XC-Comp on Jun 1st, 2009, 9:49 pm by Retro mountain biker   

4 Responses

  1. Alvaro
    August 17th, 2009 | 4:33 pm

    I’m interested in this pair. Please contact me at

  2. Karsten
    January 19th, 2010 | 8:14 pm

    Suntour XC-Comp 7-speed thumbshifters

    ich würde die Teile gerne kaufen!
    Kontaktiere mich einfach unter

    Gruß Karsten

  3. eric
    June 5th, 2010 | 10:14 pm

    Do you still have the XC Pro or Comp thumb shifters for sale? If so, I’d like to buy them. Thank you.


  4. Retro mountain biker
    June 8th, 2010 | 9:38 am

    Yeah sure, they are still here. I will send you a mail.


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