I'm interested in buying a Microshift groupset and have only really found short term reviews (1-2 rides usually). Does anyone have a set and if so, what are the real world findings?
Sorry, I haven't. However, I was reading about the Amgen ToC the other day and a team that uses it - I think it was Team Exergy - maybe do some homework to look at the team roster, find a twitter feed from any of the riders and ask? If they don't get Cavendish-level deluges of messages they might well reply.
EDIT: Yep, it was Team Exergy:
Pic included of a Microshift Arsis shifter.
You might want to check out Nashbar's review section here:
They sound like a pretty good choice at the "sub-105" price point.
It seems that MicroShift sells their components under a bunch of different brands, many of them without "MicroShift" in the name, so that may be why you are having trouble finding reviews.
They are sold under the wonderful 'Arsis' name in the UK too! Seen on Cofidis TT bikes last year.
The double decker shifting paddles are the worst of the current road crop for my money. If you want sub 105, go Tiagra 10spd!