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Old 12-05-18, 02:59 PM
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PSA Ultegra R8000 groupset

Over half off at Chain Reaction Cycles, $656.99, pretty good deal imho.
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Old 12-05-18, 03:27 PM
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paid that for 105 5800 in August
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Great deal... but, kinda makes you wonder what the markup is on these...
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Great deal... but, kinda makes you wonder what the markup is on these...
Markup is standard retail, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, normal head bump for the masses.
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paid that for 105 5800 in August
And that wasn't a "bad" deal.
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Killer price.

Pretty sure this has been asked many times before but what's the likelihood of getting hit with a customs bill upon receipt?
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How much do you think it would cost to get a shop to install everything? I'm guessing close to 2 bills, if not more.

Does the group come complete with cables and housing?
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Killer price.

Pretty sure this has been asked many times before but what's the likelihood of getting hit with a customs bill upon receipt?
none, in my experience, it's is all taken care of as part of deal.... essentially to the end user no different than buying from a US based online dealier
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How much do you think it would cost to get a shop to install everything? I'm guessing close to 2 bills, if not more.

Does the group come complete with cables and housing?
Mine came with cable and housing. That has been my experience with new Shimano gear.
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Killer price.

Pretty sure this has been asked many times before but what's the likelihood of getting hit with a customs bill upon receipt?
Free shipping with no customs under $800
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How much do you think it would cost to get a shop to install everything? I'm guessing close to 2 bills, if not more.

Does the group come complete with cables and housing?
Should be no more than $200, that is the flat rate for a complete overhaul I got for stripping and reassembling a 75 Paramount which would be a lot more work being oldschool cup and cone.
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Dang, that's a great deal for such immense capability. No frame to put it on, and that's ok with me. More for other people to have a "great deal."
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I like this along with the 9100's. Very nice.
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
none, in my experience, it's is all taken care of as part of deal.... essentially to the end user no different than buying from a US based online dealier
Generally, packages up to $800 in declared value are not taxed. This page offers more info: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-impo...rnet-purchases.

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Nice stuff. Merlin is close to that price. I'm using an 8000 RD and crankset, very similar to 9100 stuff, and superior to 6800, a bit.

The roller cam calipers are a winner, and the RD routes behind the body, but not real hard to install.

I like the adjustments via Allen keys instead of Philips screws. Not sure I like the M4 bolts where M5 used to be, but a nice reminder not to overtorque them.
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Old 12-15-18, 05:17 PM
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$600 even at Merlin for the R8000 group.
$350 for a 5800 group. Amazing

$1965 3T Orbis Stealth for $764
$1200 R8000 Group for $600
$2618 Merckx Mourenx 69 (2017) frameset for 873
Free shipping. If you just picked the "Sale" stuff and got your accessories...
Can pick up a $6600 build for about $2500.

The pound is as close to the dollar as I've seen in a while.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
$600 even at Merlin for the R8000 group.
$350 for a 5800 group. Amazing

$1965 3T Orbis Stealth for $764
$1200 R8000 Group for $600
$2618 Merckx Mourenx 69 (2017) frameset for 873
Free shipping. If you just picked the "Sale" stuff and got your accessories...
Can pick up a $6600 build for about $2500.

The pound is as close to the dollar as I've seen in a while.
Holy Semi-sloping Fork Crowns, Batman, $350 for 5800 is insane! Are people trying to get us to spend money? That much for good 10-speed stuff used is the norm, to say nothing of flippin' 11-speed NEW pieces. Naturally, my pieced-together 7900 groupset was a little more than that and of course (thankfully) lighter, but still, brand new with a ton of performance. Impossible to beat for that price.
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Holy Semi-sloping Fork Crowns, Batman, $350 for 5800 is insane! Are people trying to get us to spend money? That much for good 10-speed stuff used is the norm, to say nothing of flippin' 11-speed NEW pieces. Naturally, my pieced-together 7900 groupset was a little more than that and of course (thankfully) lighter, but still, brand new with a ton of performance. Impossible to beat for that price.
I could do some serious trading for that. Mainly because I have a set of 10-sp wheels I want to use....
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$350 for a 5800 group. Amazing.
I thought that I did well a a year ago when I picked up from Merlin a full 5800 groupset for $387.
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This was built up with R8000.

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This was built up with R8000.

Fantastic.

Did you end up using those tires or did you go black?
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Whatever is going on with the pricing, we've been there before.

Prices "peaked" low a couple of years ago also. I remember buying a couple of 5800 gruppos for $325 each, and a 6800 gruppo for $520, even though I didn't have a use for them at the time.
I recall the 5800 levers and Rival 22 levers selling for about $120 at the time, I stocked up, later buying lightly-used matching short-cage derailers for $20-30 each to nearly complete a few mini-ensembles for various builds.

I'm no fan of the chainline of the newer gruppos that results on tight racing frames (it seem biased toward use with bikes having 135mm rear axle spacing), so I consider using alternate much-older cranksets which can be installed with a shorter "chainline" dimension and which can work with 11s chain after subtle modifications to the small ring's teeth.

Other than the chainline issue, the 11s gruppos are fantastic if the frame features external cabling and where the lo-limit screw isn't adding tension stress to the cable while using the largest cog.
Even here in the foothills, I rarely need lower gearing than 42/26t unless the longest/steepest climbs are part of a ride longer than 50 miles. So the luxury of all the extra "gears" is largely lost on me.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Over half off at Chain Reaction Cycles, $656.99, pretty good deal imho.
Now $626.99, they have an extra 5% discount on all Shimano products.
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I so want a 105 group now that I might have something to put it on.
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Over half off at Chain Reaction Cycles, $656.99, pretty good deal imho.
If you live in the US or Canada, better get that Shimano gear at CRC before the end of the year:

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/indu...a#.XB1y21VKiUk
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