New Shimano 105 incorporates many of the benefits that were originally developed for Dura-Ace 7900 series and integrated into Ultegra 6700 series. Overall, performance and durability is enhanced while the entire group manages to drop almost 30 grams from
Strengths: Price is great
Front and rear shifting is great at this price level
Love the Crank... really stiff
Weaknesses: Rear shifting lags a bit and is probably impossible to get dialed in perfect
Front shifting still has chain rub in taboo gear combinations
I switched out from a full sora groupo to 5700 since I wanted the extra rear cog for climbing. The upgrade is noticeable and it didn't cost me my life savings. Defiantly a good groupo for a training bike but probably not the best for racing. In my experience, even if you get it dialed in properly there will still be a lag time in shifting, especially shifting from the smallest cog to the 2nd smallest or vice-versa.
Bottom Line: Really hard to complain about this group set at it's price
Where are the good deals on Shimano 105 5700 Double 10speed Chainset (cranks/crankset) silver color 52/39 with 175mm length? Several good deals on these but they're all wrong color, gearing, etc.Read More »
I am new to this forum game so please forgive my mistakes and lack of knowledge.
I purchased a 2012 Specialized allez Sport which came fitted with shimano sora gear, on the whole I am happy with the bike but the gear/brake levers drive me insane! I would like to upgrade to the Shifter ... Read More »
Can anyboby hep me with I just broke my derailleur and I need to replace it.
I can't find this Shimano 105 (RD-5501-SS) rear derailleur on the web, does anyone knows where I could buy it?
Other solutions would be to buy a compatiible rear derailleur. So I read the technical doc of the sh ... Read More »