No pics at the mo, I post some when I get home if you're interested. Not tried the road version, so can't give a comparison. Happy with these - I only us 1 finger from the drops, and 2 from the hoods, as you're half way up the lever. Original Avid pads lasted ages, but were very noisy. Now halfway through a set of 4 pairs of superstar organics, which seem to last about a third or a quarter of the time, but are a quarter of the price and don't squeal at all. Possibly a little stronger stopping, and easier to modulate (rolling stoppies are easier - a good test, I think!)
Bike is a Singular Peregrine. Rear der. was on the way out, and I wanted to try a clutch mech, as the chainkeeper wasn't quite doing the job (I have the EBB set back to steepen the seat tube and help with toe overlap, so it it probably puts the chainkeeper too far forward over the ring to work as intended). The only bar-end shifter/ clutch mech combo that works is the 1:1 on the 10 speed SRAM TT500 and Type 2 derailleurs, so I had to ditch 9 speed. Unemployed 9 speed Dura Ace shifters sit at home.
The bike spends most of its time on the road, commuting and road rides, with 48T up front, but not having a chain device any more meant changing to 38T for the gravel dash was quick and easy. Didn't need to change the chain length, as I'd gone for a med. cage in case of putting a double on at some point.
I did think of going down the road bb7/ STI route, but I'd like to see how the road/cx hydro thing settles/trickles down before I throw any more cash at the situation.