why do they call it the 105/tiagra volpe?
Very true.... But really I don't see anything wrong with the component group. Tiagra shifters are pretty darn good and even the crank is ok. Lower than most off the shelf tourers.
Looks like a pretty nice bike to me. The Tiagra/105 thing is goofy though
maybe it's either/or not both/and
(bummer they seem to have ditched the leopard print saddle)
this years Tiagra is 2006's 105..right? Damn marketers, trying to make their stuff sound as good as possible...hah!
My 2006 Volpe is getting an 'upgrade'...
My 2006 Volpe is getting a gradual 'upgrade', that being from the original tiagras to the latest version, plus a new rear derailieur.
The left brifter was replaced 2 summers ago after a bike/car collision & now the right one is broken from a wack against the ground. So replacing the right-side will make it complete, but a new derailieur is the real improvement accdg to my mechanic. Overall, he sees that the newer stuff trickles down into lower-end components & so, in effect, I'm getting an 'upgrade'.
Another option we looked at was to replace both brifters with Soras instead of just replacing the right-side Tiagra. This was coming down to 6of1halfdozoftheother. A brand new pair of Soras vs one new (to go w/ one less-new) Tiagra, the prices come to within $20 of each other. I figured that it'd be a waste to have a new pair with a spare left-side Tiagra laying around (though I could have sold it on craigslist or something) so we ordered the new Tiagra.
I wasn't keen on changing to the thumb shifters on the Sora I guess. Other than that, what's the diff?
Last edited by meaculpa; 05-22-09 at 11:43 AM.