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http://www.cyclingnews.com/reviews/shimano-105-2011-groupset

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2011 version of Shimano’s everyman groupset

The 2011 version of Shimano’s everyman groupset has features including under-tape gear cabling and a new brake block compound. But it’s cheaper than before, so has shaving the price shaved performance?

Shimano 105 has always resembled its pricier groupset sibling Ultegra, without too much of a weight or performance penalty for its lower price. The new 105 – 5700 series – as opposed to 5600 – is closer still, despite Shimano increasing the price gap by making the new 105 cheaper.

It’s available in silver or black, and features improvements including gear cables under the handlebar tape, new brakes that Shimano claims improve wet-weather stopping, and better shifting from its asymmetrical chain.
 

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Wow, the new 105 sounds rad. I would like to thank SRAM for making this possible.
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dbl poast
 

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Sounds nice. I haven't seen one yet, but I have a 2010 105 bike that works great.
 

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I took a 5700 equipped bike out for a quick spin a couple weeks back. Everything worked the way you expect Shimano to work and the hoods were an improvement for me over 6600 Ultegra.

All that said, I'm planning on using SRAM on my next bike just because I want to try something a bit different.
 

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I took a 5700 equipped bike out for a quick spin a couple weeks back. Everything worked the way you expect Shimano to work and the hoods were an improvement for me over 6600 Ultegra.

All that said, I'm planning on using SRAM on my next bike just because I want to try something a bit different.
I agree. I've always been happy with Shimano (105 and Ultegra), but I want my next road bike to have SRAM.

Ray
 
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