Versa IGH Brifter

The Versa from Sussex Enterprises is a new drop bar STI-style brifter that’s fully compatible with Shimano Alfine and Nexus 8-speed internal gear hubs. We don’t have prices yet, but they should be available soon.

Sussex Enterprises

[Hat tip to Rick Steele for the link. —ed.]

9 Responses to “Versa IGH Brifter”

  • DL Byron says:

    Is that the same one from Dynamic Bicycles? Shifting reversed?

  • Jeff says:

    I saw that coming (didn’t you?) and I applaud it.

  • Alan says:

    @DL

    It must be – it looks identical.

  • Daniel says:

    Are these the guys that build a lot of those chainless drivetrain bikes?

  • Alan says:

    @Daniel

    Yup.

  • Seth Vidal says:

    Soma has these in their webstore. Looks like the price is pretty steep – $250 for the pair.

    I think I’d rather get the jtek and a normal pair of brake levers.

  • Simon N says:

    Has anyone given these a good test yet? Love IGHs, love drop bars, hate lousy shifting.

  • Alan says:

    @Simon

    These are just now coming available; haven’t seen any hands-on reports yet.

  • Simon N says:

    @Alan

    More or less what I thought. Will let you know if I see anything. Am interested in the performance of the Jtek bar end shifter also, but have to say that until someone makes a brake-only lever for drop bars with a comfortable hood hand position (think old dura-ace), I don’t think it would be my preferred option.

 
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