I was test riding a Fuji Touring bike to use as an inexpensive foul weather commuter/ ride with the wife and kids bike. I already have better bikes for nice weather and riding faster and longer. On the test ride, the shimano rear derailer brifter would shift to a smaller cog/harder gear when I used the long silver brake lever, and would shift to a larger cog/easier gear with the little black lever. This is opposite shifting from my other bikes with shimano brifters.
Salesman says Fuji must have designed it that way, since there is no way it could have been assembled or manufactured backwards. LBS Mechanic says I will "get used to it." Yeah right, when all my other bikes are the opposite.
Ever hear of this????
Its a deal breaker for me.