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Ultegra worth the upgrade?

Old 03-02-08, 02:22 PM
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Ultegra worth the upgrade?

I am building up a frame and am deciding what to get. 105 or ultegra. Both brand new 8 piece groups. The Ultegra is $150 more.

Maybe a combination of 105 and ultegra?

What would you choose and why?
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Old 03-02-08, 02:23 PM
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I say yes. But I say that in part to justify my decision to go with Ultegra over 105...
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Old 03-02-08, 02:26 PM
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If you are going to spend an extra $150 dollars anywhere (beyond wheels maybe) the group is a good place to do it, in my opinion. If it's a primary bike you're building, I think it's worth it. If this is a secondary bike, maybe you save the cash for some other goodies, as the 105 would work fine.
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For the front shifter, yeah. Maybe the front derailleur too, but maybe its just because I've got a non 105 triple (hey, it was cheap). Otherwise 105 is good and I have no complaints. Ultegra is more bling, 105 is respectable too though, and it looks good in person.
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Old 03-02-08, 02:40 PM
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$150 is a small price to pay for ultegra over 105. I say do it.
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Old 03-02-08, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Geoff326 View Post
$150 is a small price to pay for ultegra over 105. I say do it.
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Ultegra. I have all 105 and it works great but like Geoff326 said, $150 is completely worth it.
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the bike I chose for my sister was a 105 group. my kestrel is ultegra. I'd definitely go ultegra if you have the choice.
it's smoother, built a little better for fit and finish/materials, and it should last you for decades to come with minimal P.M.
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Resale value is probably the most important reason to upgrade.
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Compare Ultegra SL price as well...performance/weight nearly on par w/ Dura-Ace from what I've read, though have not ridden it. Also some bling factor if that is important at all.
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