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Old 01-15-06, 08:55 PM
Know Your Onion!
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My old bike had 105/Tiagra (2003), and my current bike has 2005 ultegra. I can definitely say there's a difference, however, it's not a huge one. I think if you went with a 105 bike, you'd be plenty satisfied. Then if you wanted to put an ultegra derailleur on it next year, you could always do that. The Quest is a pretty nice frame and it comes with a nice wheelset, so I think you get a decent amount to start with.

My philosophy is to buy a bike with a nicer frame and lesser components, and then upgrade components later as money allows. Some people may disagree with me, but that's my thinking.
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