I have some older ultegra 9sp STI levers, they are too big for my hands and i have very inefficient braking power with them. I almost always use my aux or cross (or inturrupter or inline) levers instead.
I work in a shop, I've heard that shimano hasn't produced any actual short reach STI levers to date, but then I saw that the 2010 Ladies version of the Jamis Quest is spec'd with these st r700 levers and they are supposedly designed for smaller hands. I want to know if this is actually true, if the body of the levers themselves is a bit more compact; Or if this is just a gimmicky product discription and the levers need to be shimmed to reduce the reach... just like every other STI lever out there.
Anyone have any experience with these? I'm not looking for advice on how to shorten my reach or adjust my positioning... I just want to know if these specific levers have made a difference for anyone? Especially any ladies?