Comfortable and smooth
I use Camagnolo Ergo levers on 2 bikes with Shimano mechs. This lever was bought to replace one damaged in an accident. I find them more comfortable than Shimano and more easily repairable. On a long tour in Italy my front gear cable snapped and left a stub lodged in the lever. I was able to take it apart in the field and fix the problem - this would not have been possible with Shimano STI levers. On the down side, they do require more maintenance than the Shimano. Price and delivery from Sprocket and Gear were great.