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shimano non-series

Postby 3b4bikes » Wed Dec 05, 2012 23:11 pm

I have just ordered a Cube Agree GTC Race which has Ultegra rear mech and 105 front. According to the spec though the chainset is an FC-563 and brakes are BR-R561 which shimano website says are non-series.

Just wondering what exactly does this mean and how do they compare with 105/Ultegra?

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Re: shimano non-series

Postby CarlosDSanchez » Wed Dec 05, 2012 23:20 pm

I would guess they're 105 equivalent. 66# would be ultegra equivalent.
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Re: shimano non-series

Postby tonye_n » Wed Dec 05, 2012 23:42 pm

3b4bikes wrote:I have just ordered a Cube Agree GTC Race which has Ultegra rear mech and 105 front. According to the spec though the chainset is an FC-563 and brakes are BR-R561 which shimano website says are non-series.

Just wondering what exactly does this mean and how do they compare with 105/Ultegra?


105 equivalent..... ish. Certainly not ultegra.
FC-R565 has stamped aluminium chainrings just like 105 series chainset. But the crank arms are c-section instead of hollow-tech crank arms like 105. So it is slightly heavier than 105.

BR-561 is made and finished to the same standard as BR-5700 brakes. It is super SLR and thus compatible with the latest Shimano STIs. However you will notice that the pivot arms are quite a bit thicker, and have more material. Again a thick flat sheet of aluminium. The 105 brakes use a hollowed, thinner and lighter pivot arm which is just as strong.

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Re: shimano non-series

Postby NickintheLakes » Thu Dec 06, 2012 13:11 pm

They will both be decent bits of kit. They may be slightly heavier than 105 - but that's no biggie for most riders.

Non-series kit is made mainly for the OEM market - removing weight costs money, the savings made by Shimano help companies like Cube keep their prices down whilst still supplying good quality kit.

Once you get your bike you will pretty much forget that the brakes do not have 105 printed on them and that they weigh a few grams more than 105.

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Re: shimano non-series

Postby 3b4bikes » Tue Dec 11, 2012 17:47 pm

According to the Cube spec the crank is Hollowtech II so not sure then what the difference with 105 is.

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Re: shimano non-series

Postby NickintheLakes » Tue Dec 11, 2012 21:45 pm

3b4bikes wrote:According to the Cube spec the crank is Hollowtech II so not sure then what the difference with 105 is.


Don't worry about differences.

The brakes and crankset on the bike you have ordered are just fine - they are 5 series so 105-ish or thereabouts. Take a look on Shimano techdocs (Google).

The bike you have ordered is a cracker and there is no way Cube would spec' a poor component at that price point.

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Re: shimano non-series

Postby 3b4bikes » Tue Dec 11, 2012 23:41 pm

Thanks Nick. I wasn't really worried, more interested/confused.

Anyway, you're right about the bike - picked it up on Saturday and it is indeed a cracker!


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