Brifters vs. Downtube shifters
So I'm about to purchase my first road bike and I don't want to spend too much money. I've narrowed it down to two bikes. A Motobecane Mirage and a Motobecane Super Mirage. The only real difference in the two is $50 and one has brifters while the other has DT's. Both have aspects I like. I have some experience with both types of shifters and have no real preference. Could I get some pro's and con's on each type of shifter? Legit pro's and con's please, not any of the "This is what I like so it's best" type responses.