I have a 2011 Trek 1.1 and was looking at possibly upgrading it; and wanted to spec out the upgrading cost before making a decision. Since I know nothing, (zero) about bike mechanics, I was hoping for some positive experience from the forum. I am looking at changing the brifters from stock Shimano 2300 STI, 8 speed to a Microshift. (http://goo.gl/qTWp1)
- What is the difficult level of changing the brifters myself?
- Do I need to change anything else to make the Microshift compatible?
- Are there any online retailers that sell the brifters or something compatible?
I am not a racer so weight is not a concern; just want something that I can shift in the drops.
Thanks in advance