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Ultegra crankset worth US$35 more than 105?(7 posts)

Ultegra crankset worth US$35 more than 105?Eug
Apr 16, 2003 7:57 PM
Really, is there a noticeable difference? N.B. My front derailleur is only Tiagra anyway. (Shifters 105)

105 Triple: US$103
Ultegra Triple: US$137

P.S. This would be 165 mm, which I actually have never tried before. (I currently have 170 mm 105 cranks.)
re: Ultegra crankset worth US$35 more than 105?c722061
Apr 16, 2003 9:46 PM
Noticeable in look and feel. Ultegra is a littler lighter and the arms are a bit skinnier than that of 105. Major mechanically advantage? not really. I own both (double version) for the last few years and they are quite the same in performance wise.
I'd be more worried about the 165mm part. (nm)Spoke Wrench
Apr 18, 2003 10:24 AM
Why? Climbing only? (nm)Eug
Apr 20, 2003 7:50 AM
Cause 165 is a real short crank.Spoke Wrench
Apr 20, 2003 10:02 AM
If a product doesn't meet your needs, what good is it? It's not a good deal regardless of how low the price is. 165mm is unusually short. If that's what you need, great. But if you're used to 172.5mm you might think that the new crank feels funny. I'd be more worried about that than the 30 bucks.
Trying 165 mm on purpose.Eug
Apr 21, 2003 11:47 AM
I am suffering from knee pain, even after dialing in as much else I can.

Going from 175 (MTB) --> 170 removed most of my pain, and I actually prefer the feel of 170 over 175 on the MTB (5'7").

I'm gonna try 165 on the road bike to see if it helps more. (My bike came with 170 mm.)

I was just wondering if it was worth jumping straight to Ultegra instead of sticking with 105.
$35 worth worrying about in grand scheme of (bike) things?czardonic
Apr 18, 2003 10:30 AM