Pictured above is an example of IRD's XCPro thumb shifters. Like many a retrogrouch of the late 90's, early 00's, my Suntour XC Pro thumbies were not just shifters. Rather, they were the embodiment of our valiant and seemingly doomed stand against an Orwellian future of carbon frames with integrated headsets and so forth.
So I was quite excited to see these, but the text in the product listing seemed to be lacking any discussion of friction mode. Seeing as how XC Pro thumbie and friction go together like Rivendell and
Today I received a response and there is no joy in Thumbville, mighty IRD has struck out with index only "XC Pro" (ha!) thumbies.
Well, they look nice, I guess.