|shimano 105 or ultegra||sal|
Aug 13, 2001 11:23 AM
|where is the cheapest place to buy built kit and any opinions on which one to buy|
|re: shimano 105 or ultegra||Akirasho|
Aug 13, 2001 11:33 AM
pop your request in here and see what you get. Excel usually has fairly good prices on Shimano gruppos, plus allows a cost reduction up to the retail price of two components (something that you might not need such as a headset or hubs...)
Both are good... Ultegra give you a bit crisper performance and weight savings... kinda relative you how light you want you wallet to get.
Be the bike.
|re: shimano 105 or ultegra||alex the engineer|
Aug 13, 2001 11:59 AM
|Nashbar.com is usually a good place to look. Ultegra will be a bit lighter, and more expensive. Possibly has a better finish, depending on what you consider is better. Bearings and machining are about the same.|
|Isn't 105 lighter?||jtolleson|
Aug 13, 2001 3:05 PM
|I know Ultegra is one notch up the Shimano food chain, but I always heard that 105 was lighter, primarily because of the crankset (hollow crankarm). Not true?|
Aug 13, 2001 3:37 PM
|Both use the hollow crank arms (just like D/A). Check out Nashbar or Colorado cyclist where they show the weights for the gruppos. Ultegra is lighter.|
Aug 13, 2001 3:46 PM
|I read in the reviews that the shifters suck. Missing gear or just does not shift. It rattles too.|
Aug 13, 2001 4:10 PM
|I had Ultegra for a while and they occassionally did rattle, but they always shifted great.|
Aug 13, 2001 6:17 PM
Aug 13, 2001 4:53 PM
|This was mentioned before and I asked the poster for their source - the silence was deafening. So I took 45 sec. and looked it up for myself. |
Ultegra 643 g.
105 663 g.
Source: www.shimano.com (FWIW).
Fact is the Ultegra crank arm is also hollow as is the DA unit.
Aug 13, 2001 4:59 PM
|Now I can tell the guy who built his ti out with 105 rather than Ultegra because it is "lighter" (telling me this when I chose Ultegra)... nyah nyah nyah!!!! :0|
|Ti and 105?||grzy mnky|
Aug 13, 2001 5:04 PM
|What will they think of next. Guess they stole a line from Detroit where you can buy things like a Mustang with a 6 cylinder engine.... |
Just why did you think that Ultegra was more expensive and DA even more expensive?
|I'm probably wrong, but ...||pmf|
Aug 14, 2001 4:05 AM
|I seem to remember back before the days of STI when 105 actually was lighter than Ultegra (or 600 back then) mainly because it utilized more chinzy plastic parts. I have no data to back this up.|
|Aren't the current 105 crankarms also hollow? nm||Rusty Coggs|
Aug 13, 2001 5:07 PM
|Aren't the current 105 crankarms also hollow? nm||VictorChan|
Aug 13, 2001 6:19 PM
|Yes. Using it now.|| |