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Bought a used 2010 Trek 2.3, Ultegra RD?

Old 04-09-12, 04:06 PM
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Bought a used 2010 Trek 2.3, Ultegra RD?

I bought my GF a very lightly used Trek 2.3 off Craigslist recently. The guy's wife I got it from bought it because she was going to do triathlons and changed her mind. Put all of 112 miles on it according to the bike computer.

It has an Ultegra RD, but Trek's web site says that model came with 105. Would this have been an option when buying it to have an Ultegra derailleur swapped on there? I doubt this is something they would have done themselves. Any other explanation?
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Old 04-09-12, 04:12 PM
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Probably just changed it out herself.

My CAAD 10-5 is supposed to be full 105 but I changed it out for Ultegra myself. It confuses some people.
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Huh, that just seem weird since she gave up so soon after buying the bike. I guess someone convinced her she needed Ultegra .
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112 miles, eh? Seems like she did her Ironman then!
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Those came in double and triple models. The 2009 Triple had Ultegra RD, while the double had 105. I have found more than half the time on Craigslist you subtract one year from what they say it is. Often bike shops sell last year's stock, and folks are right about when they purchased just not that they got a left over.

Then if yours is a double I don't know what to say other than probably the LBS changed it.
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Why the hell would the triple have an Ultegra RD?
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Originally Posted by esldude View Post
Those came in double and triple models. The 2009 Triple had Ultegra RD, while the double had 105. I have found more than half the time on Craigslist you subtract one year from what they say it is. Often bike shops sell last year's stock, and folks are right about when they purchased just not that they got a left over.

Then if yours is a double I don't know what to say other than probably the LBS changed it.
Ahhh... it is a triple. That most likely explains it.
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Why the hell would the triple have an Ultegra RD?
Most likely because Trek found it worked better with the triple set-up. My 2.3 has this feature too.
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