Shimano SL-R400 8 Spd Braze-On Down Tube Shifters

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- Inc Inner Cable Per pair
- Suitable for use with double or triple chainset
- Fitting for braze-on downtube shifter mounts
- Lightweight aluminium construction
- These have NO friction setting
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Great Product
By Colin
04 Oct 2022
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsVery good all over
Excellent quality as one would expect from Shimano. Simple to fit and connect to the derailleurs. Smooth and effective gear changing.
Very smooth levers
By Jon
21 Jan 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsOnly available as braze-on
ProsGood quality, works well
Excellent Shimano quality, very smooth operation and accurate indexing on the right hand lever. The left hand lever is friction only, and has a very light action when pulling the lever back (changing up) without the ratchet clicking of some other levers (eg the Sunrace R80).
If you don't have braze-on mountings, buy some cheap levers with a band (eg Sunrace R80), throw away the Sunrace levers and fit the Shimano levers on the Sunrace band. I have done that and it works well.
Questions & Answers (4)
can i use it with shimano sora 9 speed rear derailler?
01 Mar 2023
Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately these will not work on a 9 speed rear derailleur as they are indexed for 8 speed only, you would need something like our item number 38241.
Kind Regards. JP 02/03/23
Will these work with a triple front mech?
05 Jul 2022
Thank you for your enquiry, yes these will be fine.

WD 06/07/22
Regarding Downtube Shifters
06 May 2017
I have an old and trusty Eddy Merx Bicycle with Shimano friction lever shifters on the downtube. I would like to upgrade to indexed shifters. Should I use the Tiagra R400 or the SL-R400, or is there another I should consider?
Many thanks,
Barry Speed
Cheadle Hulme

If it is 8spd shifters that you need the the SL-R400 will be a good option for your needs.

What Is The Bolt Size For These Shifters? My Braze On Thread Size Looks Like An M4, Will This Fit?
05 Jul 2016

These like most down-tube shifters come with an M5 bolt, I'd recommended double checking what thread your frame is before you purchase a set.