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Tiagra weights?(6 posts)

Tiagra weights?Eug
Jul 14, 2002 6:55 PM
Hi I was just wondering what some Tiagra components weigh. Shimano's website has no weights for this lower end stuff.

I'm not terribly impressed with my Tiagra front derailleur (with 105 shifters), but I think some more tweaking is in order before I judge.

I was wondering what that thing weighs, along with my Tiagra hubs and Matrix Aurora rims.
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Jul 15, 2002 5:09 AM
http://www.shimano-europe.com/cycling/index.phtml - Tiagra weights can be found there. Can't help you on the rims.
Thx. (nm)Eug
Jul 15, 2002 5:52 PM
Tiagra stuff is heavy. What else is there to know?Uncle Tim
Jul 15, 2002 8:33 AM
I've upgraded a few bikes that started out with Tiagra components, so I have more than a few old Tiagra parts sitting down in my basement.

They are solid components, but they are heavy. For instance, the front derailleur with a clamp seems to weigh a ton. The rear derailleur is big and bulky. The bottom bracket is well made and well sealed, but it is very heavy.

The best component in the group may be the shifters. They are durable and will last many thousands of miles. The same can not be said for the Ultegra shifters.
Remember, though, "heavy" is relative.Silverback
Jul 15, 2002 3:03 PM
A friend bought a used bike with Tiagra components two years/6,000 miles ago. Worked fine; he did several centuries and a one-shot, Reno-to-Yosemite (almost 200 miles) ride with it. Then he decided he was Serious and upgraded to Ultegra...it was quite a bit lighter if you consider the weight of the components alone, but as a percentage of the total weight of bike and rider, it's negligible.
As for the front derailleur...an FD doesn't really have to do much, and they all work pretty well. I think you're wise to fiddle it before you replace it.
Hmmm... Ultegra FD 88 g, Tiagra 113 g. Can't complain.Eug
Jul 15, 2002 5:49 PM
Thanks ppl.

Actually most of my bike is 105. Just my hubs and front derailleur are Tiagra. And the weights don't seem to be too far off their 105 counterparts. I can't complain too much if they continue to work OK.

I'm not serious enough to warrant weight weenieness yet. I have yet to do even a half century.