Jtek Engineering is now offering an indexed bar-end shifter that’s compatible with Shimano’s popular Alfine and Nexus internal gear hubs.
- Super light weight only 64 grams making it the lightest bar-end shifter on the market
- 24mm clamp-on design. Easy installation eliminates the need for disassembly to install
- High quality CNC precision machined parts, 100% made in Hugo, MN.
- 8-speed indexing
Finally a shifting solution for people who want to use Shimano internal hubs with drop-bar, road bike style handle bars. This shifters is compatible with Shimano 8-speed Alfine & Nexus hubs. It features a clamp-on mounting design which will fit standard diameter 24mm handle bars.
Rob Livingston sent me this photo of a Jtek bar-end mounted on his Alfine equipped Casseroll.
Here’s his feedback on the shifter so far:
This is a recent modification I’ve done with my commuter bike. Originally, it was a single speed. Later, I put an Alfine hub on it and used a travel agent with an 8 speed Shimano bar end shifter. I thought it lacked precision and no matter where I located the travel agent, at the down tube shifter boss or near the hub, it was a visual distraction. So Jtek Engineering made a bar end shifter for the Alfine or Nexus hub and I just got it on Monday. It’s about freezing here so I haven’t ridden to work this week, but trips around the house show great promise for the shifter.