Easy to operate. Especially on wire-pull operation. The shape of lever allows you to push it easily that you need only a bit of finger stroke. It feels just like a di2 lever. The stability of front shifting is outstanding as well. Once you make a releaae-shift on the front, it releases wire to the trimmed position so that even while you are pedaling hard, the chain never gets jammed. Had Andy used it he would have defeated Contador.
Just what you would expect as far as operation goes - silky smooth, comfortable and good looking.
Installation is a little tricky as the hoods are very stiff and need to be pulled right back to allow tightening of the clamp and cable installation.
I install everything with a torque wrench and use the manual as a tick list. It's a bit stingy to only provide all the information required online, in the dealer manual, and only include a single (fairly useless) sheet of paper with the product.
A big improvement over my Ultegra shifters. Quick shifting, light effort, great precise braking feel. The slick cables are amazing. They feel as is they should have grease on them but are dry.
Smoothest shifting ever... Probably the best Road Shifters on the market...
I am using levers with 6800 groupset. Perfect shifting performance. It is not senseless, you can feel shifting but still really light.
Only problem was the cables came with levers. 3rd shifting cable housing (for frame to RD) was a bit short.
Nice lever shape compared to older units.
Smaller throw on gear levers, feel snappier.
Equipped with the new low drag cables.
Very pleased with these shifters and the DA9000 groupset. The shifting action is very smooth and precise, I found it much better than the Ultegra and SRAM Red. DA brakes are excellent. The shifters have a great finish, hoods are comfortable and lever can be adjusted for reach. Overall, a great product, highly recommended.
Lightest shifting I have experienced. Great product at a good price from Merlin. DA used by the majority of TdeF teams over Sram and Campy. Say no more!
Sweet feel, no fuss in changing gears. Zero effort.
Product was processed and shipped promptly, with good feedback from Merlin, and the price was excellent. Do they work? Shimano. Yes.