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Bar Ends or STI levers?(4 posts)

Bar Ends or STI levers?TXDV
Jul 26, 2003 8:56 PM
I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I'm curious about the pros and cons of bar end shifters vs. STI/Ergo levers specifically for cross racing. Opinions? thanks.
ergos for meweiwentg
Jul 27, 2003 8:30 PM
bar cons: cheap, reliable and lighter, but less convenient.
STI: expensive, even more expensive to replace them, will go to crap in the mud. easy to shift.
Ergo: very expensive, merely expensive when you rebuild them, will NOT go to crap in the mud, easy to shift ... and have more style than STI.

one can use bar cons with Kelly take-offs which place the bar-cons right next to the brake levers.
ergos for meatpjunkie
Jul 28, 2003 1:15 PM
see my earlier posts. STI is too costly for it's reliability IMHO.
if you run Shimano and are on a budget, barcons.
ergos for mekiwisimon
Jul 28, 2003 4:20 PM
I run shimano running gear with campy mirage levers. perfect for what I do. Bar cons are great trouble free shifters but I like staying on the hoods as much as possible and can also shift and brake at the same time.