Bulky compared to R610
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I ended having to use these with my DA 9170 shifters because they don't have a port to plug the 610 sprint shifter into. I find the shifter part itself very bulky compared to the 610.. The cable length is meant for it to be a climbing switch postioned near the stem, so will need to do multiple wraps around the bar to for the cable... it does the job, they aren't "pretty" like the 610s when installed.. Still trying to figure the best way to mount them... they should have included double sided tape for mounting them as a sprint shifter, but they don't so its off to the hardware store for whatever the stickiest tape theyve got is!
Did you end up using them as sprinter buttons? I’ve been looking for sprinter buttons but it looks like shimano isn’t making them for r9170 system
How did they work out for you Chris A.? I also have 9170 brifters and want sprint shifters, not not if they're going to be a huge blob on my bars to have to avoid