i like that shifters, they seems strong enought... but anyone of you have used them?
I've got the 9speed shimano ones on my Long Haul Trucker. I love them, probably because I spend a lot of time with my hands towards the rear of the drops where the shifters are, and also because I can with one single motion change down a whole lot of gears at once when coming to a stop.
I've crashed the bike a few times (once quite seriously) and the shifters have never sustained any real damage. Just some scratches, even though the handlebars are bent now.
They work a treat for me.