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xxxpancho    pirate
26/07/2012 at 20:16

Can someone tell me what the differents is between the Shimano ultegra and the Shimano 105 ?

M...eldy    pirate
26/07/2012 at 20:21

Letters and numbers


26/07/2012 at 21:08
PSC    pirate
26/07/2012 at 21:55

weight and precision of engineering and therefore cost.  Highly unlikely that we would notice the difference in the first two.

Doner Kebab    pirate
27/07/2012 at 00:00

105 is what i got, ultegra is what i cant afford

and by the title of this thread i was expecting the latest bike to human communication device - a la Knightrider

TheEngineer    pirate
27/07/2012 at 11:28

"Michael, you're not pedalling hard enough..."


TheEngineer    pirate
27/07/2012 at 11:29

And on a sensible note... if you have to ask, you won't notice - get the 105 and save your money

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/07/2012 at 11:50

If cost is at all a factor id say get the 105, I have had mix of 105 & Ultegra on my road bike vs Dura Ace on my tri bike, I honestly cant tell any difference between any of them, even when components are older and more worn you hardly notice.

What is a factor for me now is that im toying with changing the cassette on my tri bike to a easier range (12-25, maybe 27 instead of the 11-23), its about £120 for just a cassette.  I guess im more cost sensative now than I once was, especially as im not aware of the difference, that said im not going to put Ultegra or 105 cassette on a Dura Ace groupset so ill just have to swallow the cost.

27/07/2012 at 17:09

Surpised no one has come in and said buy sram or campag yet..........

Dustboy    pirate
27/07/2012 at 18:29

Kitt had a P1, a P2, a P3 AND a P4? Even Barlos doesn't have that.

27/07/2012 at 18:41

And a boardman Air

Dustboy    pirate
27/07/2012 at 18:43

So he has a normal cruise and auto cruise.

So if he had a Tom Cruise, would that be a whore detector?

Dustboy    pirate
27/07/2012 at 18:43

I think Ultegra is just a TAD slicker but it might just be imagination. DA a tad slicker still

Doner Kebab    pirate
27/07/2012 at 19:56

and all that slickness and weight saving doesnt mean a thing if you dont have a dump before your race  

TheEngineer    pirate
27/07/2012 at 20:13

...and it means even less if you have to have a dump DURING the race!

Cortina5    pirate
29/07/2012 at 21:56
Dustboy wrote (see)

Kitt had a P1, a P2, a P3 AND a P4? Even Barlos doesn't have that.

Even KITT isn't cool enough for a P5.

I have DA/105 on my parts-bin road bike. It all does the job. I have SRAM on the TT, and the local neighbourhood knows when I've changed gear.

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