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Old 08-05-09, 05:26 AM   #1
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Tiagra 4400 shifters

Anyone had any experience whith these? My LBS has a set on sale for $199.00 by what I see on line this is a good price but are they any good?
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Old 08-05-09, 08:33 AM   #2
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Tiagra is right below 105 in Shimano's product line and is a good group. The real step down in quality is from Tiagra to Sora.
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I wonder if Tiagra is going to 10-speed next year. Of course there's nothing wrong with 9.
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I have Tiagra shifters on two bikes. One I have owned for 6 years. Tiagra works great & has been 100% reliable. I have herd that the shift through is longer than D/A but i have no experience with D/A.
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Thanks guys I think I'll buy them to upgrade my 105 8 speed.
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I've had em for 5 years...Thru rain, snow, and even dirt, i've yet to have a problem.
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Nothing wrong with it. You just have to install and tune it right, like every other gruppo.
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Thanks guys I think I'll buy them to upgrade my 105 8 speed.
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You are going to spend $200 plus the cost of a new cassette to down grade from 105 to Tiagra? Is there a problem with your 105 components? I doubt adding one cog is going to have a big impact on your riding.
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Thanks guys
This is the first time I've installed ergo shifters so I took my time, put on a pot of coffee and sat down and read the instructions, took me just over 2 hours but they went on with no problems all I needed was a slight adjustment on the rear and none on the front, the realy cool thing about this is that the front is a Campy Veloce and Mavic 631 cranks and the Tiagra shifts it perfectly! Now the fun part I went out for a 5 mile shake down ride and they performed flawlessly and I can't believe I waited so long to switch to ergo shifters man what difference I came to a light that turned red and I could easily shift up while braking! Anyway I'm very happy and can't wait for the weekend to go for a long ride.
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You are going to spend $200 plus the cost of a new cassette to down grade from 105 to Tiagra? Is there a problem with your 105 components? I doubt adding one cog is going to have a big impact on your riding.
Old 105 with downtube shifters and staying with the 8 speed
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did you manage to make that tiagra sti work with an 8 speed cassette?
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did you manage to make that tiagra sti work with an 8 speed cassette?
Yes they work perfectly
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