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Tiagra...will this stuff hold up?(10 posts)

Tiagra...will this stuff hold up?ColnagoFE
Oct 27, 2003 8:49 AM
Got my wife a bike at Veloswap last weekend. She is a very hard fit at 5'1". Found her a 44cm Cannondale R500 Triple which we literally ran into at the show (so small it looks like a kids bike--especially alongside my 62cm Colnago!). Anyway...the bike has Tiagra triple. I'm a Campy man myself and only know that this is close to bottom end Shimano but the frame fit and was a good deal and I figured I could always upgrade later. Seems to work OK now and she definately isn't going to be putting in high miles on it. More of an occasional rider using the bike for some cross training and a couple of triathons. Is there anything I should be worried about with this group or do you think an occasional rider would be fine with it?
something to be worried about...Steve_0
Oct 27, 2003 9:06 AM
realizing 'lower end' shimano is more than adequate for the majority of riders.
It will be fineMR_GRUMPY
Oct 27, 2003 9:12 AM
Think of it as almost as good as Veloce.
re: Tiagra...will this stuff hold up?wilki5
Oct 27, 2003 9:35 AM
That's the bike my fiance has and she's been putting a moderate amount of miles on it for a bit over two years now and no breakdowns or problems.
cool...thanks all for the advice (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 27, 2003 9:38 AM
Tiagra is NOT bottom end, Sora is..nmClydeTri
Oct 27, 2003 9:47 AM
yeah...I said lower endColnagoFE
Oct 27, 2003 9:54 AM
I definately didn't want her to get Sora as she has problems with the lever reach already and I heard that the little button is hard to reach for those with smaller hands. I imagine Shimano has even lower end than Sora though. Have you seen some of the crap they put on those Walmart bikes that says "Shimano equipped"?
wasnt dissing foul intended and..ClydeTri
Oct 27, 2003 10:12 AM
yes, they have lower lower end...Sora is the lowest end of the stuff worth having at some level..
The shifters are durable.Uncle Tim
Oct 27, 2003 10:10 AM
I still have Tiagra shifters on one of my bikes. 12,000 miles and going strong.
Seems to work for me...turborob
Oct 27, 2003 12:23 PM
I bought my bike primarily for the frame and low price and it came with the full Tiagra group. So far the stuff works great. Maybe a little on the heavy side for racers, but I haven't had any durability issues. Shifting is pretty positive too. I'm gradually replacing it with higher-end stuff, but mostly due to normal wear and the psychological factor (gotta spend my money on something.)