Make Everyday Driving less Everyday
Our new shift knob has a weighted core, so you'll FEEL every shift, but the protective outer layer won't let your knob get too hot to touch in the summer, or cold in the winter. We like to think that Sir Alec himself would be proud.
This Knob Will Change the Way You Feel About Shifting
You probably already enjoy your manual transmission. Why would you drive a car like this any other way? Switch out the knob and I promise you will begin to love shifting even more. The heavy, 11 oz, weight of this knob will not go unnoticed. Momentum will power you through every shift.
The outer portion of the main ball is machined from Polyoxymethylene, it is smooth and really great to the touch. The center hub (which includes a machined ring to hold the shift boot) is stainless steel, it is heavy and strong. The top cap is powdercoated after being machined from aluminum.
This knob is designed for Gen 2 and Gen 3 MINIs with standard transmissions. It works perfectly on the stock shifter or our Adjustable Shifter.
*The shift knob will NOT fit our 1st Gen short shifter out of the box. You will need a different knob adapter which we will provide upon request.
We can custom engrave just about anything onto your knob cap with our precision laser engraver. Just select "custom" from the drop down menu above, and send us an email with a black and white image of what you want engraved. The laser removes the powdercoat to expose the raw metal underneath. So in a black and white image, the laser will remove material where the image is black, and leave the powdercoat untouched where the image is white. Turn around time on custom caps is about 7 days. Below are several examples of custom engraving:
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Solid robust feel
Posted by Unknown on 8th Mar 2017
Install was easy and done at the same time as also installing the Cravenspeed adjustable short-shifter. Knob feels really nice in the hand, and the weight of the aluminum collar feels robust.
Bad instructions but a good product
Posted by Flint on 4th Mar 2017
After reviewing the Craven instructions online and a number of YouTube videos my attempts at the installation were not successful. To avoid bending or breaking the collar, I eventually took it to the dealer with the printed instructions for them to install. They too had a pretty tough time and mentioned that the instructions need to be redone. But they did a really good job and it performs well.
Craven Shifter Knob
Posted by Hairbear on 9th Jan 2017
Works as advertised in making shifting easier and would recommend this upgrade.
But be aware when installing this shifter on a 2010 Mini S, it's a bit more involved and time consuming if this is your first time. The directions provided online isn't eaxactly the same for my Mini so it made it a bit more difficult not know how to remove the console. It is manageable so just be a little patient when taking it apart.
Posted by Taylor Bates-Rogers on 27th Aug 2016
Awesome product and fits great!!
Posted by TCasilio on 25th Aug 2016
Have not installed it but the quality is absolutely fantastic.
Posted by Alex Morlanne on 13th Aug 2016
I have had several shifter knobs before in different cars but the Cravenspeed Shifter Knob is without a doubt the BEST shifter knob I have ever used. The balance is perfect and the feel is just right in the hand. It makes shifting new again in my Mini Copper JCW Coupe. Thanks Cravenspeed.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Aug 2016
Fit was perfect, the knob feels substantial. Diameter and weight are perfect. Had a custom logo made that was also spot on.
Posted by Mark on 16th Jul 2016
This knob is just what I was looking for. Needed a replacement for the stock Mini shift knob. This one fit perfect and is easy to install. The fit and finish is excellent. It feels like a new car. feels very good in the hand. Make shifting fun again. Love it. Thanks.
Custom shift knob
Posted by Byron Q on 25th Feb 2016
CravenSpeed is fantastic! They did a custom shift knob for my Countryman. It is better than I thought it would be. Superior craftsman ship.
Thank you CravenSpeed!!
Posted by Gary on 7th Feb 2016
This shift knob is very well designed and executed. Installation on the R56 is a bit involved due to the plastic clips MINI uses to retain various bezels and caps. Take your time and you'll get a great result.
BEST KNOB EVER!
Posted by Jeff G. on 26th Jan 2016
Knob is built well and was very easy to install. Thanks to Logan I got a custom top for mine which is amazing quality. Feels like I'm shifting in a high end car.
Love this for my 2011 MCS.
Posted by Gregg on 18th Jan 2016
Nice size, weight and feel. Arrived quickly and was packaged well
Waaay better than stock
Posted by Whitey on 6th Oct 2015
The ball with the red cap is a nice addition/accent to my JCW interior. The looks and feel are far superior to the stock unit. Highly recommend this easy to do mod.
Nice improvement for the money
Posted by Matt on 23rd Jun 2015
The stock Mini shift knob looks and feels really cheap. The Craven looks great, matches the interior well, and feels so much better. It's not cheap at all. It's nice and heavy and has a great solid feel. You shift all the time, and having the shift knob feel really nice and quality makes a difference, I definitely enjoy driving my Mini more now.
BEST SHIFT KNOB EVER!!
Posted by scott on 22nd May 2015
I had the gang at Craven make 2 tops for mine, a grey one and a red one! easy to instll,looks great, feels great in the hand!
Posted by Larry on 1st May 2015
This knob is awesome. It has a great smooth feel to it and is larger then the prior one craven sold.
It fits nice in your hand and shifts well. I love the feel of this and the bigger size is perfect.
The fact that u can change up the cap and customize one is sweet.
Made of Delron I think so it won't be to hot or cold to the touch like metal.
Get one while u can. U will love it!
So easy to install, so fun to use.
Posted by Frank on 20th Oct 2014
The Cravenspeed knob is a great addition to my Mini Roadster. Makes shifting easier and has a great feel. Installation was blindingly simple.
Posted by Scott on 19th Jul 2014
Similar to the reviews below, I never liked the original shifter. This one is a bit smaller, heaver, and just feels better. Maybe it's physiological, but the shifting just seems much smoother.
Note: Unlike the instructional video, during install, I didn't remove the entire gater from the gear shaft. But do follow the steps to ensure it is no longer connected at the base. Also, unlike the old shifter, the new knob doesn't have a ridge at the bottom to hold the gater at the top of the gear shaft. But a zip tie did the trick.
Posted by Larry on 25th Mar 2014
Thai is the way to go. Feels great in your hand. A little smaller then stock mini but much better feeling. Install and removal of it are easy.
Posted by Mark on 30th Apr 2013
Hated the original shifter, love this one. It is just the right size and a lot heavier. I always said that what you touch while you drive has a great deal to do with your driving experience.
Best Shift Knob Ever!
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jan 2013
The most amazing thing with this shift knob is the weight... it really makes it feel much better when shifting. Combine this with the Craven Speed Shift Well Cover, and you have one very nice setup.
Solid Knob 04 MCS
Posted by H. Nguyen on 27th Dec 2012
Very solid knob. Well weighted and sized. Locks on very well. Because of the way it attaches to the shifter, it does wobble a tiny bit, but will never come off during hard shifting.
What a difference!
Posted by Chukker on 3rd Dec 2012
I replaced my shifter with a Cravenspeed short-throw shifter - unfortunately, my gearshift knob was from a 2002 build and it didn't fit right on the shifter. The Cravenspeed Crew were at AMVIV8 and they fixed me right up! You'll love the tactile feel of this shift knob! The weight with the short-throw shifter is awesome!
Simple install and makes shifting a joy
Posted by Dave F. on 15th Aug 2012
I was having a problem with my stock shift knob popping loose during agressive shifting. The install of the Cravenspeed stainless shift knob took less than one minute. One firm tug and the stock knob was off. Installation of the new knob requires only depressing the collar at the bottom and placing the knob onto the shift lever. The size, weight, and feel of the stainless knob is great. The retaining mechanism is very secure. I'm sure it will never come loose while driving like the stock shift knob.
Posted by Tina on 12th Aug 2011
The stainless steel shift knob was installed in my mini at the 2011 MINIs on the Dragon!!! I love the feel!!! and it looks great!! and I swear it makes shifting easier!!!! maybe its something to do with the weight of this knob ????? LOVE it!!!!