Old 05-18-17, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by McBTC View Post
I'd say it would be immeasurably better at the very least...
Trek, one of the companies mentioned, has Sora on their 2 bikes below and above $1000.
The 1.2 is $930, so basically $1000 with tax. The Domane ALR3 is $1150 so basically $1250 with tax.

The Emonda ALR5 does have 105....but that coats $1680.
If you can get that on sale for $1000, cool. I wouldnt plan for that though.

A brick and mortar bike shop sells Sora at the $1k mark. All day every day. That is the component group for $1k. Sometimes a lesser brand will get tiagra to slide in at that price point, but not Trek.

600 tricolor works as well as current gen 105. Both shift perfect without issue. 105 from the early 90s?...yup, also shifts just fine now.
I have 9sp ultegra STIs that are closing in on 20years old. Ised em tonight to ride a hilly 33 miles. Tons of shifting and it was all as expected.

Eek, i dont even used chainrings that are ramped or pinned!

Upper tier from 20 and 30 years ago, in good condition, is more than enough quality and performamce for most riders on the road today. They wouldnt be missing out on anything.
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