Sturmey Archer SLS80-T 8 Speed Thumbshifter - 22.2mm - HSJ204

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- 1900mm Slick-Stainless cable
- Including cable adjuster
- Weight: 97g

Note: If you require the 31.8mm clamp version this is HSJ205, or our item #37626
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Overall Product Rating 4.8 / 5
An improvement
By Phil
07 May 2023
5 / 5
I recommend this product
This component is an improvement over the shifter provided with the hub kit.
Solid and very well working shifter
By Andrew S
21 Mar 2023
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsSimple and smooth in work and built, this is what shifter should be.
Much much better than the original big plastic junk, it should work for decades.
Excellent Shifter
By Adam Fielding
04 Jul 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consplastic clamp should be metal
ProsSolid Very Satisfying shifting action looks Great
Excellent Shifter.An essential bit of kit for the Sturmey Archer 8 speed x-rf8.
It shifts crisply and superbly.
Each shift is rewarded with a very satisfying click.
It looks Great too.
The standard twist grip is also great.
But if you prefer a different look the thumb shifter
is definately an option well worth considering.
You should consider carefully the placement in relation to the brake levers to ensure that the shift lever can reach every position without coming into contact with the brake lever.
Smooth as butter
By Firman Firdaus
31 Jan 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsA bit too bulky for a thumbies
ProsSolid build quality, smooth shifting.
It works very well with my old X-RF8 IGH.
Better than the grip shift
By Martin Dix
31 Oct 2017
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsSticks up quite a lot.
ProsBetter looking than than the grip shift
I've used this to replace the grip shift that comes with the 8 speed hub -XRF8. It looks much nicer on my Brompton with the proviso that, when the bike is folded up, the lever may clash with the wheel. Note - My bike has non-standard handlebars so it may not be a problem with standard bars.
Questions & Answers (8)
Shifter ratio
11 Apr 2022
Hi do you know the shifter ratio as wanted to fit on Canon with Neos so 1:1 raito?
Sadly we cannot confirm,

JK 11.04.22
would it be possible to convert this to a bar end
26 Oct 2018
i have a xrf8w and would like to use drops would it be possible to covert with a 3 o 5 speed bar end lever mount
Yes you probably can, but we have never done so and could not offer any advice.

Thanks - 30/10/18
Which is the correct replacement inner cable for these?
28 Apr 2018
Hi there,

These will be the most suitable - SJS Cycles part number : 3053

Will this work with the XRF8 (W) rear hub?
09 Feb 2018
Hi there,

This shifter should be suitable yes.

Mounting options
10 Nov 2017
Can this shifter be remount to a downtube cable boss?

Unfortunately not, these have a different shaped base meaning they cannot be fitted to a set of down tube bosses.

Are These Indexed Or Friction Only?
17 Oct 2016

These are indexed only as they can only be used with Sturmey Archer's 8spd internal hub gears.

Will This Be Compatible With Nexus 8 Speed Hub Gear?
28 Jun 2016
no review

Unfortunately Shimano and Sturmey Archer use different cable pull ratios so their shifters are not interchangeable I'm afraid.

Hi, Is This Shifter Compatible To The Sa 8Speed Hubs?
26 Sep 2015

This shifter is designed specifically to work with Sturmey Archer's 8spd hubs.