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current Dura-ace sti shifters(3 posts)

current Dura-ace sti shiftersbill61
Dec 7, 2002 5:55 PM
Are the current model of S D-A shifters as good as past years . I have read the reviews of the current model and I
am not sure if they are worth the $. I own a DA STI 9spd groupo from when they first became available and they have performed flawlessly. I am purchasing another bike and may go with the downtube shifters.
worth the money..C-40
Dec 8, 2002 5:38 AM
I can't imagine anyone considering a regression to downtube shifters. Brake/shift levers have to be the single greatest improvement in cycling equipment in the last 10 years.

Also can't think of any reason that a product would not improve many years after it's first introduction. A good manufacturing process is supposed to continually improve.

If you want the best performance, reliability and a product that can be repaired at a resaonable cost, the answer is Campagnolo.

I also wouldn't put much stock in consumer reviews. It's quite likely that reviews will be posted by the minority who have expereienced problems with a product, rather than the majority who have not.
re: current Dura-ace sti shiftersLactate Junkie
Dec 8, 2002 9:49 AM
IMO the latest version are even better than the first ones. One exception is the FliteDeck electronics which I personally think is a waste of money. The cabling for this gets in the way, I take a pair of side cutters and remove all this crap as it can get twisted around and get in the way of the brake levers.