Road Bike Gear Levers
Shimano Ultegra 6800 STI Levers$269.49RRP: $369.69Save 27%
Campagnolo Record 11 Speed Ultra Shift Ergo Levers$312.75RRP: $432.26Save 28%
Sram Force Shift / Brake Levers$319.93RRP: $627.05Save 49%
Shimano Ultegra 6700 STI Gear Kit$348.36RRP: $649.52Save 46%
Shimano Dura Ace 7900 STI Levers$355.41RRP: $625.63Save 43%
Campagnolo 11 Speed Carbon Bar-End Shift Levers$369.64RRP: $409.49Save 10%
Sram Force 22 Double Tap Shifters$369.69RRP: $597.17Save 38%
Campagnolo Super Record 11 Speed Ultra Shift Ergo Levers$373.95RRP: $529.67Save 29%
Shimano Dura Ace 9001 11 Speed STI Levers$391.02RRP: $526.04Save 26%
TRP Parabox Drop Bar Hydraulic Disc Brake Conversion Kit$391.03RRP: $497.66Save 21%
Sram Red 22 Double Tap Shifters$426.56RRP: $710.95Save 40%
Sram Red Shift/Brake Lever Set ErgoDynamic$469.16RRP: $753.60Save 38%
Shimano Ultegra 6700 Di2 Gear Kit, Battery & Charger$710.95RRP: $1,706.28Save 58%
Campagnolo Athena EPS Upgrade Kit$1,208.56RRP: $2,132.86Save 43%
Shimano Dura Ace 9070 Di2 Gear Kit$1,848.42RRP: $2,559.43Save 28%
Road Bike Gear Levers
Modern road bike gear levers are designed to make the entire gear changing process as quick and simple as possible, meaning you spend less time finding the right gear and more time focussing on the road.
The gear levers found on today’s road bikes are actually mounted onto the handlebars alongside the brake levers. Combining the two systems allows cyclists to have enhanced control of their bike, with everything they need to manipulate their speed directly at their fingertips.
Here at Merlin Cycles, we stock the best options from the top brands including Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM.
Let’s take a look at what the three main brands have to offer:
Shimano Total Integration (STI) systems mostly use the main brake lever to change gear. The only exceptions to this are their Sora models, which use a small secondary lever on the brake hood, and their Di2 electronic shifting variants, which are activated using buttons on the brake lever.
The hierarchy of Shimano gear levers, from professional to entry level, is as follows:
- Dura Ace
Buy Shimano gear levers for your bike, and find out what everyone is raving about.
Campagnolo’s Ergo Power system uses a separate, ergonomically designed lever behind the brakes to change gear one way; and a tiny lever on the brake hood to return it to the
opposite way. The only change in their electronic version is the use of small pads on the levers which change gear by touch, allowing for ultra-quick responses.
The hierarchy of Campagnolo gear levers, from professional to entry level, is as follows:
- Super Record
Take a look at our wide selection of Campagnolo gear levers today.
SRAM have their patented Double Tap system, which allows you to swiftly change gears with a single push of a lever; pushing inwards once changes the gear one way, whilst pushing inwards again reverses the change.
The hierarchy of SRAM gear levers, from professional to entry level, is as follows:
Purchase your very own SRAM Gear levers now.
Each manufacturer embeds their road bike gear levers with qualities unique to their brand. This means that different brands’ gear systems are incompatible with each other.
Manufacturers also recommend purchasing matching groupset components in order to ensure your bike operates as smoothly as possible. Be sure to check your bike before you make a purchase.