Mavic 821  (Report Pending)
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Category:  Shifters
Name:  Mavic 821
Brand:  Mavic
Primary Group:  Zap
Model:  821
Years:  Late 1980's - Early 1990's
Country:  France
Added By: cmdr on 08/12/07
Updated By: JFischer on 08/16/10
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Mavic 821Mavic 821Mavic 821
Shifter Type DowntubeAttachment Style Downtube Braze-on (standard)
Shifting Systems6sp Mavic
7sp Mavic
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General Information

According to the Sutherlands Manual, the right hand shifter of these levers are 6 & 7 speed indexed when paired with the 840 series rear derailleurs.

The left hand lever was used with the ZMS 8000 electronic shifting group (ZAP) in the early 1990's.

Reported By:lavielemond
Report Date:3/12/2018
Report Reason:Incorrect Content, Hi there! These are actually 6-8 speed index shifters...I use them on several of my Mavic 840 rear mech's & they easily change 8 gears...cheers & best wishes from "Down Under"...Matt.
 
Quality:Rarity:
 
 
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Component Groups
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Zap ZMS 8000MavicView 11 Components
Details:   The Mavic ZAP group was one of the first attempts at an electronic shifting mechanism for bicycles.  The attempt, however, was a near complete failure with multiple major problems with the design of the rear derailleur as well as limited battery life being major contributers.  Regardless of these problems, a recent ebay auction of a complete ZMS 8000 group sold for over $1500, most likely for it rarity and to be added to a collection rather than actually used.
Brand Information(click to expand)
 Mavic is best known for its lightweight aluminum rims and complete wheels, which they continue to produce today.  They also produced a full range of drive train components in the past.  Mavic made a failed attempt to popularize an electronic shifting system in the early 90's.
 
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