Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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"Brifter" is a contraction for brake-shifter, i.e. levers that combine both braking and shifting in one assembly like Shimano STI and Campy Ergo.
There are those who really don't like the term and it is a bit awkward but no one has come up with anything better. We seem to be stuck with it.