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    Reviews of the new 105 5800?

    It's been out for almost a week and looks like it's selling fast. Most sites don't have the 12-25 cassette in stock. Can anyone make a quick review of the groupset? I'm like googling it everyday but no reviews so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uluchay View Post
    It's been out for almost a week and looks like it's selling fast. Most sites don't have the 12-25 cassette in stock. Can anyone make a quick review of the groupset? I'm like googling it everyday but no reviews so far.
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    I have the 2013 105 group set is it similar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    I have the 2013 105 group set is it similar?
    Nope, the new one is 11 speed.

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    Sorry I couldn't help. I too would like to know about the 11 speed 105s.
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    I got my 5800 groupset from Ribble in 4 days but unfortunately I'm not going to get it installed for at least a month. I think the new 2015 bikes with 5800 are just starting to show up in stores. Ribble just started showing stock on 5800 early this week so I don't think many people have ridden it yet.

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    4 days! Awesome. I ordered two groups on Friday.
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    Dunbar, the internet is waiting on you. You are our only hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggle View Post
    Dunbar, the internet is waiting on you. You are our only hope.
    LOL, the internet gonna have to wait then. I'm waiting on some miscellaneous parts to arrive plus I go on vacation in a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
    I got my 5800 groupset from Ribble in 4 days but unfortunately I'm not going to get it installed for at least a month. I think the new 2015 bikes with 5800 are just starting to show up in stores. Ribble just started showing stock on 5800 early this week so I don't think many people have ridden it yet.


    You will have to send it to me and I will install it on my bike, then give a review. I will save the internet and break it in free of charge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
    LOL, the internet gonna have to wait then. I'm waiting on some miscellaneous parts to arrive plus I go on vacation in a week.
    Quote Originally Posted by Team Sarcasm View Post
    You will have to send it to me and I will install it on my bike, then give a review. I will save the internet and break it in free of charge
    I have a better deal - if your Roubaix is a 58, leave it with me while you're on vacation and I'll take care of it for you, install the parts and provide the review the interwebz is dying to read. You don't want it WAY UP in central california anyway, gotta keep it in the smog.

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    Do it for us Dunbar!!
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    i've got 5800 on the way as well. however beginner cyclist. 11 28 with compact.

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    I forced this guy on reddit to say something about it. Not very useful though.

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    We need some to review this side by side with ultegra 6800

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSame View Post
    We need some to review this side by side with ultegra 6800
    We need exactly this. Not with 5700 or 6700. Maybe with 6700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uluchay View Post
    We need exactly this. Not with 5700 or 6700. Maybe with 6700.
    I did test ride two bikes this summer with the 6800. I own a bike (Domane) with 6700. 6800 seems to be almost too easy when it comes to shifting.
    Especially the front derailleur is very very easy. Everything else is about the same.
    If you already have a 6700, I don't see why you would upgrade to 6800 unless you had broken shifters.
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    Well, this is by no means a review, but I wanted to share my 6800 experience so far.....

    First, I notice that the "input" is far greater the deciding factor in shifts vs the equipment itself. If I half-@$$ my shifts, I get a half-@$$ response from both FD and RD. I've even had the FD *not* shift if I don't really swing it and I know it's in perfect adjustment. So in that regard it's input = output. I will say that when I give a solid swing on the shifter, things do tend to go smoothly.

    Only other thing I have to compare it to is my Alivio setup on my hybrid. (2 of them). I really have no problem with it either. I will say that the 6800 can get there faster but they both do the same job.

    I can't comment on the coated cables because, well, they shift. I haven't tried to lube them at all and have already ridden in a heavy downpour last week with nothing more than a rinse & wipe-down of the bike. Still shifts the same and again, no Di2 type ease, it just shifts like I'd expect it to.

    (shrug)

    P.S. 2 things I've noticed regarding the chain......Mine did not come standard w/ a missing link from Cannondale........AND (more importantly to me)........No more $8 chains......These puppies are $30 until someone starts making them cheaper!

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    I'm still waiting on mine from Ribble. Ordered last week tuesday. Im hoping itll come today or tomorrow. I was debating on keep riding mine while i still can and making this my winter project and use my old Sora groupset on my wifes older bike, but I am itching for a new project. Ugh decision, decisions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by loimpact View Post
    AND (more importantly to me)........No more $8 chains......These puppies are $30 until someone starts making them cheaper!
    I added an extra 5800 chain to my order. It was $21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrain View Post
    I added an extra 5800 chain to my order. It was $21.
    I wonder if that's a dedicated 5800 chain. That would certainly make up the price difference, though I wonder if it would be even worth it for Shimano to make......errrr, have KMC make for them.......a 2nd chain. (6800 + 5800) Why not just make 1 chain & make more of them to bring the overall cost down.

    IIRC, somebody pointed out to me the cheapest Ultegra 6800 chain was $26.95 from somewhere far away & any local version shows up around the $30-$40 mark with some folks as high as $50!!!!

    We need KMC to start making a lot of these!!!

    P.S. I'm curious to.......did your either of those chains have a missing link on it or with it??

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    I’ve been checking for reviews myself.I might be buying a first road bike (since college).Not sure if it would be worth it to me to not negotiate a deal on a ’14 vs. probably closer to retail on a ’15.It might give leverage to get a pretty sweet deal on a ’14.Not sure it would be a big deal to me to not have the 5800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fstshrk View Post
    I did test ride two bikes this summer with the 6800. I own a bike (Domane) with 6700. 6800 seems to be almost too easy when it comes to shifting.
    Especially the front derailleur is very very easy. Everything else is about the same.
    If you already have a 6700, I don't see why you would upgrade to 6800 unless you had broken shifters.
    I'll tell you what I have, I have a triple Sora 3400! So anything (including a Tiagra) would be an upgrade for me. I want to know how 5800 compares to the 6700. If someone has a bike equipped with 6700 of course it wouldn't be wise to go 5800 but if you're looking for a new bike or a groupset, you would want to compare 5800 to 6700 in terms of overall shifting experience and future 11spd compatibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loimpact View Post
    I wonder if that's a dedicated 5800 chain.
    Yes, that's the price for the 5800 chain from Ribble. I ordered two extras. I've never bought a Shimano chain that included a missing link. I ordered some 11sp KMC Missing Links from Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSame View Post
    We need some to review this side by side with ultegra 6800
    I can do that when my 5800 comes in. It shipped last Thursday with a 3-7 working day shipping time.

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