I'm in the process of buying my first road bike and could use a little help. What are the different levels of Shimano parts... ie Sora, Tiagra, 105, etc. Hopefully this will help make a decision a little easier. Thanks all.
I agree. 105 is costs about half as much as Dura Ace, but gives almost as much performance (according to many of those who have tried both), some say it gives 95% D/A performance!
Tell me, you Shimano gurus, how do you measure the 'performance' of a groupset? What's your point of reference when you say that a 105 gruppo has 95% of D/A performance?
Goat is right, it's to do with weight and reliability.
I went with the 105 gruppo. Couldn't cost justify Ultegra or
Dura Ace. I am 195lbs, how much difference is a few onces going to make anyway, I lose more than that in persperation when I cycle. Talking to some of the riders in my neck of the woods, they couldn't see the difference either, except in "brag-rights". It would be great to be a proficent enough cyclist to NEED dura-ace.
ok to be honest iv never riden campy so i cant comment i would be interested at the top speed you can get up to on a campy 10 speed. I spin out on my 9speed shimano at aroud 75k :-[ after that i get into a aearo tuckA message from the Dark Side (i.e. Campy Corner)
10 Speed, 10 Speed, 10 Speed, 10 Speed
wha ha ha ha ha (puts pinkie finger to edge of mouth)
part of the frame. the circular part on the front tube that holds/supports the gear changing wire. it just fell off . So a new frame is needed . iv been given a temporary frame from my bs in the mean time. you would not beleive what i had to do to get it sorted out. :-[What fell of your bike?