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New 105 Looking Downmarket

Old 02-21-08, 04:15 PM
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New 105 Looking Downmarket

Cheap looking chainset, bargain basement branding. A real disservice to a reliable, honest groupset.

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Old 02-21-08, 04:18 PM
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I think it looks rather sharp
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Old 02-21-08, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BikingGrad80
I think it looks rather sharp
+1 Me too.
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Old 02-21-08, 04:20 PM
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hopefully it'll look better in person. but yeah, not the best finish from those photos.
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Looks pretty generic and cheap.
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Old 02-21-08, 04:25 PM
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Shimano and alloy just go together for me...
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Old 02-21-08, 04:28 PM
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Stealth Bike!
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Old 02-21-08, 04:29 PM
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If they have eliminated gray/silver, I am really glad I got mine already.

I don't like black components.

EDIT: Never mind, I read that they are retaining the silver...
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Old 02-21-08, 04:31 PM
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The linked article says both the old and new finish will be available. You have a choice. Me, I like the silver.
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Old 02-21-08, 04:34 PM
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I really liked the look of my old black 9 speed 105 stuff. I like it.
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Old 02-21-08, 04:38 PM
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Meh...looks fine to me. I definitely prefer the silver FWIW.
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Old 02-21-08, 04:40 PM
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I prefer my silver, but to each their own.
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Looks plain stooopid.
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Might look cool on a totally black bike, but yeah, it does look a little cheap.

As long as it works the same, though, I guess it doesn't bother me much.
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Old 02-21-08, 04:59 PM
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Didn't the 105 group used-to come in black also?
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Old 02-21-08, 05:13 PM
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105 came in black in the 5500 9 speed series, so this is not new. Looks OK to me but the graphics on the rear der are way too big.

BTW - I have need for a black 105 9 speed rear (right) STI brifter...if anybody has one to trade or sell.

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Old 02-21-08, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by hyunelan2
Didn't the 105 group used-to come in black also?
Yeah, 9-speed 105 came in black (as an option) for a few of those last years before 10-speed.

(edit: looks like Rad beat me to that one...)
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I prefer silver, but the black isn't bad. I think this looks better than the old 9-speed in black.
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Old 02-21-08, 05:59 PM
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Silver would look so much better.
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It'll look good on a black or a white bike. Maybe black & white like below.
Maybe a Silver bike as long as the brakes seatpost and bars are also black.

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Old 02-21-08, 06:54 PM
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It would look better in an anodized black color instead of the slate. It looks like someone did a cheap spray can paint job on it. But I guess if they anodized it the finish would look too close to the SL's ice grey.

At least they give you an option between the silver and the black. teh real test will be once it's ona bike and we cna test it out. If it's real smooth like the Ultegra than I think people will change their minds, especially at PBK prices!
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Old 02-21-08, 07:05 PM
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Looks a wee bit shinier than the finish of the current Campagnolo Mirage groupset. Reckon silver is still the way to go, but it seems the market prefers to rub it's cranks silver with its shoes...
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Old 02-21-08, 07:07 PM
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it looks fine to me
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Old 02-21-08, 07:23 PM
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looks okay to me as well....would look good on a black, white, or silver ride.
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Old 02-21-08, 07:25 PM
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*shrug* whatever as long as it still functions well, I'll likely be buying an ultegra SL group next anyway
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