Shimano 12-speed satellite shifters are tiny buttons or shifters that you can place in the drops, on the tops, or on your aero extensions. This page explains how to install the different satellite shifters and how to wrap the handlebar tape around them.
Clip-on Aero Bar Satellite Shifter (12 speed)
The new SW-RS801-E satellite shifter was introduced in September 2022, about a year after Shimano released Ultegra R8100 / R9200 to the world. It comes with extra long wires (740mm), letting you install satellite shifters to clip-on aero bars.
These connect to the special Satellite Shifter port, only found on the Ultegra and Dura-Ace 12-speed shift levers. This is always the bottom port. They will not work in any regular SD300 port.
While previous satellite shifters were one unit, these newer ones consist of a shifting unit and a clamp, or band. In theory, you could actually stick the unit onto your handlebar using some strong double-sided tape,
Alternatively, slide the unit onto the band and then use the provided double-sided tape to attach it to the handlebar. You then wrap the bar tape over it to secure the shifter.
Shimano expects these units to be available September - October 2023 at the earliest.
Not for 105 Di2
Note that while these are part of the DURA-ACE R9200 series, they will work on the 12-speed Ultegra R8100 too, of course.
105 Shifters do not have extension ports, and these satellite shifters cannot be used with 105 shift levers.
- Model code: SW-RS801-E
- Series: DURA-ACE (R9200)
- Weight: 8.2g per shifter
- Speeds: 12
- Number of switches: 1
- Wire length: 740mm
- Connector: SD300 satellite shifter
- Wire shifting: Yes
- Wireless shifting: No
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