Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cheltenham, England
Bikes: Surly Crosscheck, Velo Orange Pass Hunter
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Which rear mech - for a smoother change when climbing?
The rear mech on my wife's Giant Defy doesn't change very well when on a steep climb - it's kind of hunting around to decide where it wants to settle. It's a Tiagra groupset.
I know this will be less of a problem the more experienced she gets at shifting in advance, but even so, I was out on it today and got my gear selection wrong on a climb that was new to me.
Would simply changing the rear mech to 105 or Ultegra (or SRAM?) give a more positive shift? Or do I also have to buy new shifters?
(Shifters might be a daft question, but I'm no mechanic.)