The utility cyclist wrote:EZ/rapid-fire an abomination?
Flat bar STI levers are one of the best gear lever types invented, they're long lasting IME, easy to lube, offer accurate and mutiple shifts in either direction with not a huge amount of effort.
They are also brilliantly positioned, far better than d/t, bar ends and push/pull flat bar shifters and I've had some of thd top quality stuff in all three of those categories.
To rubbish them is ignorant of what they offer and advantages over other shifter types both in terms of gear shifting but also safety.
No ez fire are not STI lever/shifters in general, they are the particular ones talked about which have one lever on top of the shifter and one below. I find this really awkward ergonomically, hence in my opinion they should be dropped into the volcano along with the Thetans,
in particular the ones with red levers on top that feel as if you are shifting through sponges stuck to your fingers- 'thub' 'thub'. Trigger shifters in general I love, although I prefer the ones that are not integrated with the brake levers as they offer more flexibility in terms of position.