Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Bikes: '74 Schwinn Le Tour (x2), '83 Bianchi, '96 Trek 820, '96 Trek 470, '99 Xmart Squishy Bike, '03 Giant Cypress
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Microshift makes good brifters in 9 and 10 speed flavors. They also make Nashbar's house-brand and they make the Forte brand shifters. Incidentally, Microshift makes bar-end shifters, too.
I have a set (the only non-friction shifters I own on half a dozen bikes currently in my stable, as a matter of fact) of the Nashbar branded 3x10 shifters, and have used them quite a bit for about a year, now. I have no complaints whatsoever with them. I paid about $150, shipping included.
With that said, I do tend to like bar-end shifters and stem shifters better. I like being able to easily trim out any chain noises.