Can I use Dura Ace brifters with my Sora groupset

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  1. grandamn

    grandamn New Member

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    I need to replace my brifters and was wondering my current Sora setup is 2x9. If I get 2x9 Dura Ace brifters can I use them with my current drivetrain?
     
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  2. grandamn

    grandamn New Member

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    same question but with the 105 too?
     
  3. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    Sure. You have a source for 2x9 Dura-Ace and 105 levers?
     
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    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    Used 9-speed Shimano 105 brifters are fairly easy to find on eBay. Occasionally you will see NOS 9-speed brifters. I don't remember ever seeing any 9-speed DA brifters there though.
     
  5. grandamn

    grandamn New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I don't have a source. Are you selling anything or can you refer? I saw one set of Duran Ace 9 speed brifters on eBay but I'm assuming they were old. The were like $150 and they were pretty beat up. Can I use any set as long as gears match? How is it that I see some people on eBay selling one for a 3x9 and saying it will work with a 2x9? If I do this will there be an extra non functional position for the shifter?
     
  6. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    FYI. You can substitute a set of EITHER a 10-speed OR 11-speed CAMPAGNOLO shifters for 9-speed SHIMANO shifters:

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    If you use an 11-speed Campagnolo shifter, then you would connect the rear derailleur cable on an 8-/9-speed Shimano rear derailleur as you normally would.

    If you want to use the 10-speed Campagnolo shifter then you simply need to hubbub the rear derailleur cable anchoring:

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    The cost of a set of Campagnolo shifters on eBay will range between about $100 (used in good condition ... you can find new Campagnolo shifters on eBay starting around $150) to $500+ ... let your budget & aesthetic sensibilities be your guide.
     
  7. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    With a Triple capable front shifter on a Double crankset, it is indeed simply a matter of an extra un-used shifter position where the extra position is made "non functional" by the front derailleur's stops.
     
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