New 7 speed shifter for MTB
On my way to work the other day the plastic casing on my 7 speed gripshift shifter cracked. So I guess it is time to buy a new one. The old one was at least 10 years old and i bought it used so I guess this was just waiting to happen. Anyway I phoned 2 places for a replacement and the first place has a $30 (CND) 7 speed gripshift (similar to what I have) and the other place has a $9 thumbshift. Obviously I like the sound of the cheaper one and I can replace it 3 times before equaling the cost of the expensive one. But I guess my question is which style is better, thumbshift or gripshift. I do shift a lot on my commute and have always had the gripshift. Any opinions would be helpful.