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radiation man
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tiagra or 105

Postby radiation man » Tue Oct 09, 2012 20:38 pm

im going to replace my sora triple chainset on my trek 1.5, will a tiagra 4603 be ok or is a 105 better, the 105 is about £60.00 more

Wastegate86
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Re: tiagra or 105

Postby Wastegate86 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 20:51 pm

if its only £60 then yeah 105 gives great bang for buck!

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Mad_Malx
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Re: tiagra or 105

Postby Mad_Malx » Tue Oct 09, 2012 20:58 pm

The new 105's (5700) give you under-bartape cabling. I think it looks much better and haven't had any drag issues 1 year in.
105 looks a bit neater overall. Can't say there is much difference in shifting performance when both set up properly.

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Re: tiagra or 105

Postby Bikeit65 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 21:23 pm

105 for me every time
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Re: tiagra or 105

Postby ElCani » Wed Oct 10, 2012 00:16 am

Just to point out that the OP is asking (I think) about chainsets only (not the whole groupset) and said the 105 costs £60 more than the Tiagra.

Probably not worth the extra IMHO, but might be worth comparing the respective weights.

Chadders81
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Re: tiagra or 105

Postby Chadders81 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 06:32 am

The current Tiagra chainset is actually nicer looking than 105.

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Mad_Malx
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Re: tiagra or 105

Postby Mad_Malx » Wed Oct 10, 2012 07:06 am

Ah - if its only the chainset there you would be hard pushed to notice much difference in performance.

Richard Farrant
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Re: tiagra or 105

Postby Richard Farrant » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:04 am

I agree with Chadders, tiagra c/s does look nice


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