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All Shimano Road Groupsets. Buyer's Guide.

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Shimano Claris, Sora, Tiagra, 105, Ultegra or Dura-Ace?


Here's the short recap of the video material below:

  • Shimano Claris. Drivetrain options: 2x8, 3x8. Finally the integrated spindle (2-Piece Crankset) and internal cables on the shifters.
  • Shimano Sora. Drivetrain options: 2x9, 3x9.
  • Shimano Tiagra. Drivetrain options 2x10, 3x10. In addition to the compact cranks (34-50T), there is also the 36-52 option.
  • Shimano 105. 2x11 only. Additional 39-53T crankset option. Stronger caliper brakes with the symmetrical Dual Pivot design.
  • Shimano Ultegra. 2x11 only. Improved rear derailleur in the Shadow system.
  • Shimano Dura-Ace. 2x11 only. Carbon and titanium replaces aluminium and steel from the lower groupsets.

The full buyer's guide:



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Hi Danny

I ride a 3x8 Claris groupset, that means 50-39-30t in the front but I have a Tourney CS HG200-8 Speed casette in the back. That means 12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32 teeth. In the video you suggested a 12 to 25 casette, why? Can you break this down for me? Btw its a custom Merida Speeder.

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