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I've been toying with the idea of upgrading the drivetrain on my commuter. Generally people switch from 105 to Ultegra, but within 1 or 2 generations. I am more curious about how big of a difference it would be to go from Ultegra 6500 to the current 105 5800 group.

Aside from the additional gear ratios, would this be considered a net upgrade or break even on the tangibles of shift quality and performance?
 

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Should have shorter shifter throw, and if you think hidden cabling is cool there is that. I would think it's an upgrade even though downgrading in series.

You're talking what, 12-15 years difference in technology?
 

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Aesthetics was also a consideration as well. I guess I can keep an eye out. Thanks for the input.
 
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