I'm riding a road bike with Sora shifters. I have pretty short fingers and I'm having trouble using my Sora shifters well from either position. I was wondering if upgrading my shifters (to Tiagra, 105 or something else) will help or if I'm just doomed due to my short fingers.
Here's an overview of what I can do in the positions:
-All gear shifting works easily
-Breaking only partially as I can't reach low enough. Good for decreasing speed, not so good for stopping quickly.
-Great for breaking
-Shifting outwards impossible
-Shifting inwards works somewhat with the tip of my fingers, not great
I like to ride in the lower position, so I find myself constantly with one hand in the upper and one in the lower position. There's a lot of hills where I live so there are not many long straits where you wouldn't shift gears at all. I'm now looking at lowering the bar so that I might ride more in the upper position as the shifting works better there.