Bar End Shifters are great for bike touring, Easy to use and no interference from bags or gear.
With the friction only power ratchet inside the shift is quick, smooth and easy. If you haven't used this type of shifter before, don't worry. The learning curve is very short and shallow and you will get it down in no time. If you prefer the indexing option, go with the Shimanos. Plus they work with most derailers*, freewheels, cassettes and chains. *BIG NOTE - Do not couple with the Sram 9 sp. mountain derailer
Sky King is totally addicted to the Bar End Shifter & can't imagine riding without them.
Power ratchet system makes shifting easier
Sold as a set w/ cable, housing,end caps, shifter boss adapters ($106.00) OR Sold just a shifters ($88) - your choice