105 or Ultegra cassette

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Bwgan
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105 or Ultegra cassette

Postby Bwgan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 21:13 pm

Building up a bike using 2nd hand parts. I need a cassette, non on ebay at the moment, so looking in various online shops. Is there any difference between the 2 apart from weight?

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Re: 105 or Ultegra cassette

Postby pkripper » Sun Feb 24, 2013 21:17 pm

they both pretty much do the same thing - so weight is largely the difference due to material and finish may be slightly higher standard on the ultegra

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Re: 105 or Ultegra cassette

Postby Bwgan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 21:19 pm

Saved some cash then, thanks

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Re: 105 or Ultegra cassette

Postby marcusjb » Sun Feb 24, 2013 21:59 pm

I can not tell the difference shifting wise between my 105 and ultegra cassettes on the same bike. They are both spot on.

The finish of an ultegra cassette is nicer, the lockring is fancier and the sprockets probably look a little nicer.

I can definitely not feel the difference in weight - but it is there for those who are worried about such things

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Re: 105 or Ultegra cassette

Postby Bwgan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 22:28 pm

Cheers marcus

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Re: 105 or Ultegra cassette

Postby styxd » Mon Feb 25, 2013 09:05 am

The difference in weight is due to the lock ring I think. The cassettes are the same, apart from the finish (the ultegra is matte, the 105 is shiney)


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