Shimano Tiagra ST-4500 Shifters

3.25/5 (8 Reviews)

Product Description

  • New integrated Optical Gear Display
  • Ergonomic design with smaller bracket shape
  • Reach adjustable through shims
  • SLR for super linear response braking

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mbrint a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2010

Strengths:    Looks nice, braking feels solid

Weaknesses:    brake very easily, poor quality, "double" version is equally as terrible

Bottom Line:   
If you are planning on buying these shifters don't. It would be best to pay the extra bit and get the 105's. I've had the Tiagra shifters for 5 months now and already broken two. Also if you have a compact crankset especially do not buy these shifters because they cannot handle the cable tension needed and will brake, like mine.

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Similar Products Used:   Shimano 105

Bike Setup:   2009 Giant TCX 1

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by canflyboy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Stay away from these shifters if you plan on putting on the miles. The LH shifters are very weak and tend to break. Mine broke at the 3000 mile mark. Tried to find a replacement on ebay. All Shimano grouppo shifters are available on EXCEPT the Tiagra 4500 LH. Non available anywhere (all broken, but lots of RH's). There was even a post for a guy selling a group of 10 BROKEN LH Tiagra shifters. Shimano doesn't offer a cheap fix either.

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Similar Products Used:   105, Ultegra

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Edd Loggg a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2009

Strengths:    Quick accurate shifts, easy trimming, easier than trying to find replacement Shimano parts.

Weaknesses:    No Flight Deck

Bottom Line:   
These shifters are perfect for anyone not wanting to upgrade their Shimano 9 speed. these shifters new work better than my 105 shifters did new. only thing I miss is my Flight Deck.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere the snow is gone

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   105, Ultergra

Bike Setup:   Quattro Assi Scandium with 105 Ultegra build

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mr. Dana B. a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2009

What gear am I in indicators on shifter name plate?

Weaknesses:    parts replacement; service

Bottom Line:   
> SHIMANO makes it almost impossible to get parts for this shifter set.
> It is critical that your bike shop not discard the lever reach adjustment blocks during assembly of new shifters to your drop bar. They are difficult to nearly impossible to acquire. (Try sending SHIMANO an email.) If you have small hands ..oops!
> "Sorry" is of small consolation from your l.b.s. ...

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Similar Products Used:   luv them bar-cons!

Bike Setup:   SPECIALZED Tricross Sport '09

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ChadRicco El Swavaaah a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2008

Strengths:    They work

Weaknesses:    The biggest thing is the rattle. the top plastic indicator part rattles against the rubber hood. I live in Texas and have to ride on chip seal that those shifter rattling drive me nuts.

Bottom Line:   
These shifters came on my 2008 Specialized Sequoia Elite. They shift smooth and crisp.

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Favorite Ride:   country road low traffic

Price Paid:    $1220.00

Purchased At:   Local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   105 Group much better

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