The Rock Cycle
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Western Colorado
Bikes: Salsa Vaya Ti, Specialized Ruby, Gunnar Sport, Motobecane Fantom CXX, Jamis Dragon, Novara Randonee x2
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Microshift 9sp road levers for commuter bike
I know there are other threads on Microshift components. I am specifically looking for folks thoughts on the Microshift 9sp STI levers. I am looking at the ones from Nashbar. They are running $129 now. Keeping an eye on them to see if they might go cheaper. I think Performance has them too.
I am planning on putting them on a commuter bike. I have Shimano 9sp R600 STI (Ultegra quality) levers on it right now. I really like those levers and have them on one of my road bikes. They are hard to find now too, so no reason to trash them on a commuter bike. I'm thinking that I should take the R600's off the commuter bike and save them for the road bike. I don't need Ult quality on a commuter bike. I am also thinking of 105, Tiagra or Sora levers.
Would love to hear if anyone has experience with these.
Salsa Vaya Ti
Novara Randonee x2
Motobecane Fantom CXX
Jamis Dakar XCR