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Difference between Shimano 105 and Ultegra shifters?

Old 10-26-12, 01:26 PM
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Difference between Shimano 105 and Ultegra shifters?

Whats the difference between Shimano 105 5700 STI Levers and Shimano Ultegra 6700 STI Levers? Do they shift differently? My LBS told me they are the same except ultegra will last longer and have carbon so they weigh less.

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I need some shifters because my right Shimano Ultegra shifter broke. I cant afford new Ultegra shifters so im thinking of getting 105.

Are Campagnolo 2012 Veloce Power Shift ALLOY Ergopower shifters any good? or what about SRAM apex. What would be better?

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The only difference is it will last longer and has carbon so it weighs less
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The other two options won't play well with the rest of the bike's components. Go with a right 6700 or a pair of 5700's off ebay.
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Ultegra is lighter, fancier, marginally better at shifting. Nothing in terms of durability or how many miles you'll get out of 'em. SRAM and Campy shifters won't work, but maybe Shimano Tiagra will... it's the next step below 105.
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Originally Posted by dtrain
The other two options won't play well with the rest of the bike's components. Go with right 6700 or a pair of 5700's off ebay.
Alright, Shimano 105 5700 are about $220 new, i think ill just get that and try to ebay off my left 6600 ultegra shifter
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Originally Posted by MegaTom
Ultegra is lighter, fancier, marginally better at shifting. Nothing in terms of durability or how many miles you'll get out of 'em. SRAM and Campy shifters won't work, but maybe Shimano Tiagra will... it's the next step below 105.
Ill probably just get 105, ive heard that 105 is basically last years ultegra
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Originally Posted by Chrise510
Whats the difference between Shimano 105 5700 STI Levers and Shimano Ultegra 6700 STI Levers? Do they shift differently? My LBS told me they are the same except ultegra will last longer and have carbon so they weigh less.

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I need some shifters because my right Shimano Ultegra shifter broke. I cant afford new Ultegra shifters so im thinking of getting 105.

Are Campagnolo 2012 Veloce Power Shift ALLOY Ergopower shifters any good? or what about SRAM apex. What would be better?
Is there a reason you don't want to just replace that right shifter rather than go buy two 105 shifters?
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Is the 'broken' one 6600 or 6700 Ultegra?
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Set of used 6600 $135
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Ulte...item3a7aecc62d
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Originally Posted by seymour1910
Is there a reason you don't want to just replace that right shifter rather than go buy two 105 shifters?
Because they are out of date and the only place i can get them is ebay. I dont wanna buy used ones and i havent seen any new Right shifter only
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Originally Posted by seymour1910
hmm, idk i wanna get them but i dont really want used shifters. Ive heard that its risky buying used shifters
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Right only:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Ulte...item2a2471153f

"perfect working condition" - if not, see Buyer Protection.
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Originally Posted by dtrain
Right only:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Ulte...item2a2471153f

"perfect working condition" - if not, see Buyer Protection.
That looks kind-of worn.
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Originally Posted by dtrain
Right only:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Ulte...item2a2471153f

"perfect working condition" - if not, see Buyer Protection.
Hmm, i might actually try to win it.
I was either thinking of getting new 105 shifters, https://www.ebay.com/itm/SHIMANO-ULTE...item416d6551a0 those new ultegra 6600 shifters and then trying to sell my left shifter but i actually might just try to win that right shifter. Hopefully it wont fail me in the future =/
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How 'broken' is your shifter?

Some people have had luck fixing stuck shifters by flushing with WD40, cleaning and re-lubing.
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Originally Posted by canam73
How 'broken' is your shifter?

Some people have had luck fixing stuck shifters by flushing with WD40, cleaning and re-lubing.
3 bike shops tried fixing it and none could. I sprayed wd-40 and most bike shops sprayed degreaser
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I also would be careful with buying used shifters.

Just get a new set of 105 5700 shifters if you can't find NOS 6600.
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Originally Posted by dtrain
The other two options won't play well with the rest of the bike's components. Go with a right 6700 or a pair of 5700's off ebay.
https://jtekengineering.com/shiftmate.php

Campy shifters and Shimano drivetrain. It works well and I love it! E-bay works fine too. I just sold a set of Ultegra shifters on there.
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Well, whatever you do - don't spend too much. I just bought a complete bike with 6600 shifters for $300.
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Originally Posted by puckett129
https://jtekengineering.com/shiftmate.php

Campy shifters and Shimano drivetrain. It works well and I love it! E-bay works fine too. I just sold a set of Ultegra shifters on there.
one question -- why?

why not go with all campy or all shimano instead? cash?
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Originally Posted by Breitling
one question -- why?

why not go with all campy or all shimano instead? cash?
Pretty much... yeah. I have a bunch of wheels with SRAM/Shimano hubs and cassettes. With the shiftmate all I had to do was swap the shifters out and add this. It was a way to try Campy without a big investment. Now that I have it I would go all campy on a bike, but this works so I don't need to. All of my wheels are still interchangeable across all of my bikes.
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