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shimano 600 and shimano ultegra... same?(3 posts)

shimano 600 and shimano ultegra... same?gnailuh
Nov 16, 2002 8:52 AM
i saw a classified posting for a bike with shimano 600 component... the guy says it's the same as ultegra... but the pictures all show 600 instead of ultegra. are they the same? what's the diff?

re: Just the original name for UltegraWackycyd28
Nov 16, 2002 11:57 AM

Yes, 600 and Ultegra are one and the same, although 600 could be refering to an older groupset rather than the current Ultegra groupset, which is also known as 6500, someone will probably come on and tell you that 6500 is now in fact 6601 or something, anyway, as long as it's a 600 class groupset it would have also been known as Ultegra.

Hope this is of help.
From the Harris Cyclery/Sheldon Brown site....TFerguson
Nov 16, 2002 12:05 PM
600 - Became 600EX when indexing was introduced, 600 Ultegra (Gray finish) when 7-speed added. When it became an 8-speed group, the 600 designation still existed, but it was usually referred to as just "Ultegra". With the '98 model year, 9-speeds came in and the "600" designation was completely dropped from Ultegra.