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Hubs....Ultegra vs. 105 ??

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Old 01-11-06, 01:32 AM
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Hubs....Ultegra vs. 105 ??

Need a new set of wheels for my "second bike"....which I ride frequently--its no beater/rainbike. Question: Are 9spd Ultegras worth the additional $...is their an appreciable difference in durability, performance, etc.? (A tired old, this vs. that question...I know, I know.)
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Are we talking ultegra 6600 or 6500?

I think the older ultegra 9s hubs might be slightly better, but not to make any significant difference.

I use 9s 105 hubs on two wheelsets. They are pretty smooth and durable. I can't imagine them wearing out anytime soon.
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Ultegra hubs have significantly better axle seals.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
Ultegra hubs have significantly better axle seals.
As a result are pretty much bullet proof...

Ultegra if you are going to do bigger mileage or hard riding.
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The LBS skinny on these is that both are nearly the same price but Ultegra is better and so it is easy to justify the extra money; however, because Dura Ace is twice as much as Ultegra, even though DA is better, it may be necesssry to give some value to various intangibles to justify the extra expense.
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