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Versa Road Shifter for Shimano Internal Hubs

The Versa components are the first ever road shifters designed specifically for use with the Shimano Alfine and Nexus internal hubs. The Versa components are fully compatible with the Shimano Alfine 11-speed, Alfine 8-speed and Nexus 8-speed hubs, and seamlessly control these hubs to bring out the best in performance and versatility from internally geared bicycles.

Using the Versa components, bike companies can build the first ever internally geared road bicycles and fast, all-season commuter bicycles using drop-style handlebars. Internally geared road bicycles meet the growing demand for simplicity and versatility in the commuter, transportation and road bike category. Bicycles using the Versa components and Shimano internal hubs are excellent for touring, commuting, event riding and will appeal to enthusiasts and commuters looking for the performance of a road bike, yet with the simplicity and lower maintenance of internal gearing.

Versa VRS-11 Road Shifter
The Versa VRS-11 Road shifter is an STI-style (Shimano Total Integration) shifter designed specifically for the Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal hub. The VRS-11 integrates shifting and braking into a single lever that is mounted onto drop-style road handlebars. The VRS-11 shifter uses independent up/down shifters for smooth, precise shifting at any time - while pedaling, coasting, or even at a complete stop. It also offers compatibility with both caliper brakes and select disc brakes. So it is perfect for both commuters as well as fast road rides on very hilly terrain, club rides or event rides. In fact, bicycles equipped with the Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub and Versa shifter will have a WIDER gear range and FASTER shifting than nearly all other road and commuter bikes on the market -- BUT without any external derailleurs or chain tensioners. This enables Versa-equipped bikes to have a unique clean look, high efficiency, low weight and very low maintenance.

Versa Road Shifter for Shimano inernal hubs

Versa VRS-8 Road Shifter
The Versa VRS-8 Road shifter is an STI-style (Shimano Total Integration) shifter designed specifically for the Shimano Alfine 8-speed and Nexus -speed internal hubs. The VRS-8 integrates shifting and braking into a single lever that is mounted onto drop-style road handlebars. The shifter uses independent up/down shifters for smooth precise shifting at any time - while pedaling, coasting, or even at a complete stop. The Versa lever set works exclusively with the Shimano Alfine 8 and Nexus 8 internal gear hubs, providing a wide range of gearing from a compact internal hub. With the Shimano 8-speed hubs, Versa-equipped bikes will have 95% of the gear range of a compact double chainring, and 92% of the range of a full triple chainring, but without any external derailleurs or chain tensioners. This enables Versa-equipped bikes to have a unique clean look, high efficiency, low weight and very low maintenance. They are perfect for everyday commuting, daily transportation or fun, fast road rides.

Versa Road Shifter for Shimano inernal hubs



 
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