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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Boise, ID
Bikes: Giant TCR 0, Lemond Zurich, Giant NRS 1, Jamis Explorer Beater/Commuter, Peugeot converted single speed
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New Briftersfor Major Jake : 105 or Ultegra
I am finally building up my 2010 JakeTheSnake as the do-it-all bike and tricking out my 2005 Major Jake for pretty much cx racing only. I am going to do a powdercoat that hopefully will come out something like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/bpotstr...th/3707779348/
Currently the MJ has Ultegra 6500 ders on it (Front and rear) and 9 speed tiagra shifters (came with DA but I swapped them out as DA is too nice for a non sponsored cx racer, imo) . I am going to 10 speed on both bikes so I can swap wheels as needed.
I am torn about which brifter to put on the MJ between the 105 5600 (can get used for $80), 105 5700 (Ribble $190) or Ultegra 6700 (Ribble $301).
The JTS will have the 105 5700 on it. It might be nice to have a similar cockpit but I am not too sure about the added value of Ultegra in the brifters for a bike that will hang most of the year and be covered in mud when it is being used (I wreck sometimes too)
Money is always a factor but I can make any of these options work.
What say you guys..the great cyclocross collective? 6700, 5700 or 5600 for the pimped out MJ?