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Old 03-03-07, 10:34 PM
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shimano components

Can someone help me w/ shimano components.
I want to know what the order of the best quality components to the worst are. (i.e. sti/ultegra/105/tiagra/sora...not sure what the best and the worst components are) looking to buy me a cycle and just want to know what i'm looking at when reading the specs.

Thanks for your help everyone
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Old 03-03-07, 10:36 PM
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STI stands for Shimano Total Integration, a little moniker for their integrated shifting system. See those brake levers with the little shift lever built in? Yep; STI.
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Old 03-03-07, 10:39 PM
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Oh yeah..

Sora
Tiagra
105
Ultegra
Dura-Ace











RECORD!!!

(Just kidding..)
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Just say shimaNO
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Originally Posted by vpiuva
Just say shimaNO
Or CampagNOlo. (even that one technically doesn't work when you pronounce it correctly.)
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Has anyone ever noticed that nobody ever asks the classification system on Campagnolo?
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Originally Posted by the beef
Oh yeah..

RECORD!!!

(Just kidding..)
No yer not! Neither am I.
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Um, yeah. What he said. <very serious Vega look>
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I ride Dura Ace but dream of a new SRAM Force build...
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Seriously, dough.boy, to answer your question, post #2 from Sora to DuraAce is lesser to best. IMHO.

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-DA
-Ultegra
-105
-Tiagra
-Sora
-Then some with numbers I do believe. I did not think there was anything less than Sora but I believe there is.

With this said I ride Ultegra and have never regretted it.
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Originally Posted by msheron
<snip>-Then some with numbers I do believe. I did not think there was anything less than Sora but I believe there is.
Must not have been by Walmart lately . There's a lot of other Shimano components that don't fall into the group sepcifications we have outlined, but most of us would prefer not to ride them if given the choice.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
Has anyone ever noticed that nobody ever asks the classification system on Campagnolo?
That's cause anyone who knows enough to want Campy knows enough to know the system.
But, I love my Ultegra.

What's the classification system for SRAM?
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001
Must not have been by Walmart lately . There's a lot of other Shimano components that don't fall into the group sepcifications we have outlined, but most of us would prefer not to ride them if given the choice.
How true...... .......I thought there was like a 2202 or something of that designation?
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Originally Posted by msheron
How true...... .......I thought there was like a 2202 or something of that designation?
Shimano 2200 is a sub-Sora line that is still STI. Cosmetically and functionally it looks an awful lot like Sora. There are certainly parts of lower quality made by Shimano. Shimano coves the range from the TDF to Magna at the local X-Mart.
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Originally Posted by dough.boy
Can someone help me w/ shimano components.
I want to know what the order of the best quality components to the worst are. (i.e. sti/ultegra/105/tiagra/sora...not sure what the best and the worst components are) looking to buy me a cycle and just want to know what i'm looking at when reading the specs.

Thanks for your help everyone
Allow me to quote you from another thread.....

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it's called google.... ever heard of it?
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Originally Posted by cedricbosch
Allow me to quote you from another thread.....
ooohhh..... burned.
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Stick with 105 and above, you'll be happy you did.
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