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upgrading micro shift shifters to Shimano

Old 05-15-17, 12:15 PM
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upgrading micro shift shifters to Shimano

Hi all,

I am the proud owner of a 2012 Felt F85 and am looking to do some upgrading. The stock handlebar and shifters don't work for me ergonomically and I'd like to replace them at the same time. Here's the current relevant stats:

Shifters:
Micro.shift integrated shifter/brake lever

Front Derailleur:
Micro.shift 34.9mm clamp

Rear Derailleur:
Shimano 105 SS short cage

Cassette:
10 speed 11-25t

My question is: what are my options for new shifters? Ergonomically anything will would be better than the micro shift shifters, and my only other requirement is that I can feed the cables along the bars (aesthetics). I'd like to do this relatively cheaply. From what I can guess, I'm going to need to look for a set of 10 speed 105 shifters or a pair of used ultegra 10 speed shifters. Are there any compatibility problems I should look out for? This is my first time messing with shifters.

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Get a set of 5700 shifters?

You're probably looking at $180-$250, e.g:

Shimano 105 5700 Double STI Shifter Set | Chain Reaction Cycles

Or else you could just upgrade the entire groupset. You could get a 10-Speed Tiagra groupset for $330, which would work with your wheels, and would nicely upgrade some of the lower end components on your bike (e.g. crankset).

https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano...set-90612.html
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I'd say buy a complete Tiagra group from one of the UK vendors. Used Shimano 10 speed STI's will cost you $100-$150 on eBay, add another $25 for an FD and yet another $25 for cables. That's over half the cost of a new group. If you're willing to drop down to 9 speed the new Sora has rear exiting cables and can be bought for $269 from Ribble.
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