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Life Expectancy of Ultegra Shifters(3 posts)

Life Expectancy of Ultegra Shifterssearcher
May 30, 2001 7:19 AM
I've been doing a lot of research for my first road bike and was wondering about the life expectancy of Ultegra shifters. I've read the reviews and rattling noises aside (supposedly fixed in 2001 model), how long should the shifters last? From what I understand they are not serviceable and basically disposable. At $190 that does not seem reasonable unless they have a very long life.
re: Life Expectancy of Ultegra ShiftersPaulCL
May 30, 2001 7:38 AM
I used Ultegra STI shifters for several years. My set lasted about 10,000 miles before one of them died. Just quit shifting. I understand that DA is much better, but much more expensive. FYI: when the Ultegra died, I switched to Campy.
re: Life Expectancy of Ultegra ShiftersDINOSAUR
May 30, 2001 9:23 AM
I have about 11K on my Ultegra STI's. They are getting kind of sloppy, especially the right one. Not to open a Campy vs Shimano debate, but the Campy's can be overhauled. You must replace the Ultegra's with a new complete unit. I've heard of guys rebuilding Utegras's, but I wouldn't want to try it..