Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: St. Paul, MN
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Nashbar X-frame bike.
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That cheesy little thumb shifter is the only problem with them. It's prone to breaking, and it can only be accessed from the hoods.
All the other Sora componentry is great...I just dislike the brifter.
If you can find some, Shimano makes an aftermarket only 8 speed brifter labeled the R-500. It's 105/Ultegra quality stuff in 8 speed. So worth it...that's what I'm running on my bike now.
Good night...and good luck