Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Orange County - SoCal
Bikes: 2011 Cannondale CAAD10
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Well you have to take everything I say with a grain of salt because I've only ridden the bike for 90 minutes and only know one other bike - my CAAD9.
Grip shifters are, uh, interesting. For some reason I can't wrap my head around up or down for easier or harder! So used to STI that it's gonna take a couple rides. They seem to shift very well - very positive feeling and if I shift two or three cogs at once it's instantaneous and correct.
I stayed in the large chainring for 90% of the ride but went to the middle just to see what it was like. I guess I don't love the grip shifters but I don't hate them either. They work. They seem simple enough. Everything on the bike just works - the brakes, shifting, rack, tires, handlebars. I'm very happy with this purchase!