Dafydd17 wrote:reohn2 wrote:
IME STI's don't wear out and break like Campag units tend to.
I've never used Campag,but find Shimano STI's work very well for me .
If ?????????? means I can't have an opinion on the matter because I've not used Campag Ergos I beg to differ.
On here,admittedly a small sample,if you look back there's a few threads of people asking about repairs to Campag Ergo's so I conclude they break occasionally.
Rarely have I seen a thread on repairing Shimano Road STI's(I'm limiting my comparison to road levers as,Campag only make road levers).
So I conclude Shimano don't break as often,though my experience as I pointed out was of 7/8/and 9sp units,my own use seems to back up my claim,though I believe the 10speed hidden gear cable type do break more often.
Of course the saving grace for Campag is they,or at least they used to,sell spares to repair them,and I have a couple of friends who have needed to repair Ergo's.I also have more friends who have had STI's for years,some,and one in particular who has put many,many miles(in excess of 60K miles) on a pair of Sora 8sp STI's without problem,which seems to mirror my own experience of STI's.
EDIT:- Just to add that I'd say there are far more Shimano units in service world wide than Campag,possibly as much as two or three times as many,that being the case you'd think you'd hear of far more STI breakages,this does seem to be the case.