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Mixing/Upgrading Shimano Components

Old 03-10-13, 08:25 AM
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Mixing/Upgrading Shimano Components

Sorry I'm sure this has been posted many times but I can't find it on the search. I just traded in the Mountain bike for a road bike. Picked up a specialized allez but I want to upgrade the components.

Can I mix Shimano 105 Shifters with an Ultegra rear derailers?

Will 105 shifters work with Tiagra brakes?

Thanks,

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Old 03-10-13, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by BikeSack View Post
Can I mix Shimano 105 Shifters with an Ultegra rear derailers?

Will 105 shifters work with Tiagra brakes?

Thanks,

Noob

yes and yes
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Old 03-10-13, 12:44 PM
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You certainly can. My winter bike has Sora FD, Tiagra chainset, 105 RD, 105 cassette, Ultegra BB, Dura Ace chain, and R450 long reach brakes.
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Yes you can. Just make sure you get a long cage rear derailleur if you have a triple or very large cassette.
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My main bike has older 105 shifters, Tiagra crank, older 105 fd, sora cassette, modern 105 rd, modern 105 brakes dura ace chain, 105(I think) bottom bracket. It all works fine
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