Do you meet the shifter "ball" or what ever? If so, it could be from the sun, and i'm going to assume it's aluminum. If you don't know anything about aluminum, it magnifies tempertures. So if it's cold, the aluminum will make it colder and if it hot, the will be hotter.
I had B&M before, the B&m is shorter than the steeda, not as springy as the steeda, and doest not get hot like the steeda.
the pros of the steeda vs the B&M is the steeda has more push to 3rd from 2nd the handle is higher up and farther back for more ease of use, and the handle is removable so what ever type handle you want to run with it.
the B&M has probably 20% shorter throw than the steeda at least 15%