I recently bought my wife a starter bike on line that came with Sora 2200 levers. She can't effectively brake from the hoods or the drops (it's her first road bike so she's not comfortable in drops yet anyway). i installed the shims that came with the bike but the reach is still too much for her.
Are there any women specific sti levers or ones with more adjustment that are reasonably priced for a beginner? I've googled and seen some things like the R700 for about $270 but that's way more then I want to spend since the bike was $400