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What was last model year for Shimano 105 8 speed?(4 posts)

What was last model year for Shimano 105 8 speed?SCY
Apr 26, 2001 11:21 PM
I'm trying to figure out how old my bike is. Thanks.
re: What was last model year for Shimano 105 8 speed?FL Rider
Apr 27, 2001 5:01 AM
I believe it was 1998. My bike(a 1998 model Mongoose) came with an "almost" complete 105 8speed group set, everything except for the hubs. Then of course the new 99 models come around and, guess what? Shimano adds 9 speed to the 105 component level.

However, my range of knowledge on this is limited, there could have been 99 models speced with 8 speed, maybe some others here could fill in the gaps?

Hope this helps.

David
I believe you are correctHershel Krustofski
Apr 27, 2001 5:16 AM
Me thinks these are the years Shimano changed to 9 speed:

D/A: '97
Ultegra: '98
105: '99
Tiagra: '00
Dura-Ace 9TJeanloz
Apr 27, 2001 6:52 AM
Dura-Ace went 9spd in 1996.