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sora or rsx sti?(2 posts)

sora or rsx sti?Jack daniels
Apr 9, 2001 6:22 PM
I was thinkign about ordering some STI shifters and brake levers tonight. RSX and the Sora is what is in my price range. What do your recomend? What is better?
RSXAndy M-S
Apr 9, 2001 6:54 PM
Sora is a compromise version of STI. You have one lever for braking and shifting to bigger gears, and a poorly-positioned thumb lever for shifting to smaller gears. It lacks the secondary lever of standard STI shifters, and doesn't do the thumb lever (which looks like an afterthought) as well as does Campy Ergo (plus you still have the 'flying cable' look of STI.

There is an adjustment for reach with the Sora levers, but it looks surprisingly uncomfortable.

For my money, I'd take RSX. I gather that you're looking at 8-speed systems?