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Dura-Ace shifters on Ultegra(6 posts)

Dura-Ace shifters on Ultegragojoshgo
Feb 8, 2003 1:18 PM
I was thinking about putting DA shifters on my Ultegra set, but my LBS recommended against it saying they have shorter throws and it could pose a problem. Any experiences/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
It'll workcarpe_podium
Feb 8, 2003 1:38 PM
DA will work with Ultegra derailleurs without any problems. You may miss that Ultegra rattle though. I made this improvement to my cross bike and it's well worth the money, makes a big difference. I'm assuming you have 9sp Ultegra stuff and are using 9sp DA STI.
Second that...seyboro
Feb 8, 2003 2:55 PM
I switched out my ultegra levers for some D/A as the first upgrade on my first real road bike. I sold her about three years ago, and she's still running strong with her new owner. I thought, the shifting actually improved and did not notice the 'shorter throw'. The shop didn't by any chance want to sell you a completely new group, did they?
P.S.: As a rule of thumb, all Shimano 9 speed groups (105/ultegra/duraace/lx/xt/xtr) are fully compatible with each other. Around here in the flats of NC, we don't get many hills. When we go to mountainous events, many of use road shifters with mtb cassettes and rear derailleurs. Dura-ace with xt, ultegra with xtr, anything goes.
9 speed yes. 8 speed no. nmDave Hickey
Feb 8, 2003 4:28 PM
Go with Dura-Ace Shiftersbsdc
Feb 9, 2003 6:30 AM
Dura-Ace shifters do have a shorter throw, and it's crisper too. I like DA Shifters much better.
yesweiwentg
Feb 9, 2003 9:55 AM
it is true that the lever throw is shorter. whoever told you that this might cause problems does not know jack (or might have been confused with cable pull, or an 8s DA system). get the levers.