My Trek Lexa SL has 9 speed at rear with triple chain ring at front and I have never been happy using the Shimano Tiagra gears as I find the gear levers goes out too far instead of little changing levers movements. I really like using Shimano Ultegra gears and the Shimano Ultegra 50/34 (compact), which I use on my Trek Silque SLX.Unless your existing group set is broken or worn, you wont get much benefit from upgrading. 105 changes gears, and tiagra also changes gears just as well.
Are we talking 10 speed here? If so the only benefit will be aesthetics as the cables are routed under the bar tape for 105 5700.
If you are replacing the group set because your existing one is worn then buy the best you can afford. 105 is a good bet.
No matter it's still a great maxim.You know, I really, really doubt that Eddy Merckx ever said "Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades". Leave aside that it's a pun based on US English, when he was riding and winning everything, I doubt he cared what people bought, and after riding he was in the business of selling bikes, and upgrades thereto.
Agree and its far better than the one i was told by a sales rep in a bike shop. buy upgrades and ride up grades faster, My reply was i am sure i could ride up grades faster if i bought some nice new parts as my pockets would be a lot lighter.No matter it's still a great maxim.
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