Shimano 105 5800 11-Speed Groupset - £324.99 - Merlin Cycles
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Shimano 105 5800 11-Speed Groupset - £324.99 - Merlin Cycles

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Found 2nd Aug 2014Made hot 2nd Aug 2014
Cheapest I can find for the new 105 groupset available at the moment., only £25 more than the old 10 speed version.

£25 discount applied once added to the basket.

It is available to buy from Wednesday 6th August from Ribble
ribblecycles.co.uk/gsg…CAR

or at chain reaction from 18 August

chainreactioncycles.com/shi…477

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Forever tempted to upgrade my Triban 3 to this. But then, given that it shifts like a beaut despite being 2 years old, not really worth it xD Anyway have some heat, looks like a good deal

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Boopop

Forever tempted to upgrade my Triban 3 to this. But then, given that it … Forever tempted to upgrade my Triban 3 to this. But then, given that it shifts like a beaut despite being 2 years old, not really worth it xD Anyway have some heat, looks like a good deal



I know what you mean!

I have no real need for this but in the words of spinal tap - this goes up to 11!!

it's worth weighing up how much you'd would get for any bike 2nd hand and then buying a new one with 105 as this is still not that cheap. and would you REALLY notice any difference. it probably won't make you much faster. also, will you use every component, such as the wheel hubs?

basically, is it worth selling your bike instead and buying a better one, than the hassle of installing this.

although, this is a great buy if you wanted to build up a new bike from a frame. we could do with some good frame deals on here to make up a completely awesome bike.

There you go: dolan-bikes.com/dea…174 , if you already have wheels should be able to make a great bike for less than £500 if you need wheels and a few other bits maybe £700...

Looking at eBay (where I got my carbon seat seatpost and integrated stem/handlebars) you should be able to get a deal on that lot for around £100 - a set of decent wheels would be £100, so you could easily diy for under £700.

An alternative is to keep a look out for a crashed bike and see if you can salvage the group set for less than this deal. Is possible if you are on a real budget.

Boopop

Forever tempted to upgrade my Triban 3 to this. But then, given that it … Forever tempted to upgrade my Triban 3 to this. But then, given that it shifts like a beaut despite being 2 years old, not really worth it xD Anyway have some heat, looks like a good deal



I second/ third that, I've upgraded everything else (saddle, wheels and pedals) and would love to do this but probably better to get a new bike. I was tempted by this deal Defy 1

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crowcrow

There you go: http://www.dolan-bikes.com/deals.html?cat=174 , if you … There you go: http://www.dolan-bikes.com/deals.html?cat=174 , if you already have wheels should be able to make a great bike for less than £500 if you need wheels and a few other bits maybe £700...



I like the look of the DOLAN ARES SL, it looks a lot like the shape of the cube agree frames, which I also like!

Judosteffer

it's worth weighing up how much you'd would get for any bike 2nd hand and … it's worth weighing up how much you'd would get for any bike 2nd hand and then buying a new one with 105 as this is still not that cheap. and would you REALLY notice any difference. it probably won't make you much faster. also, will you use every component, such as the wheel hubs?



It doesn't include hubs.

I've been looking at this for a few weeks now, I was looking at upgrading to Ultegra but then you're talking at least £500 and even older Ultegra used is still quite expensive. This new 105 has some major improvements, symmetrical dual pivot brakes which apparently increase braking by 10%, 11 speed gears, improved shifters. All this has filtered down from Ultegra so this new groupset should be better than Ulegra 6600 and maybe even 6700 in some areas.

My excuse is I want to swap it with my Sora groupset, then all I need is one of those nice 525 Ribble steel frames and forks and I've got a nice steel winter bike decked out in trusty Shimano Sora and, as if by magic, my best bike has suddenly improved, which of course will be completely unintentional


I've just bought Fulcrum 5 wheels for my Specialized Secteur, and upgrading to 105 is really tempting - but it's just not worth it when compared to buying a new bike. I think I'll run my current set up this year, put the old axelrims back on and sell it next year when I buy a new bike with the kit I want.

As an aside, how much would a LBS charge to install this?

crowcrow

Looking at eBay (where I got my carbon seat seatpost and integrated … Looking at eBay (where I got my carbon seat seatpost and integrated stem/handlebars) you should be able to get a deal on that lot for around £100 - a set of decent wheels would be £100, so you could easily diy for under £700.An alternative is to keep a look out for a crashed bike and see if you can salvage the group set for less than this deal. Is possible if you are on a real budget.



You won't get "decent" wheels for around £100, only basic entry level and you still need tubes/tyres. If building a bike for as cheap a price as you can then buy a cheaper groupset. A quality frame and wheels are more important than groupset.

It's pretty rare it works out cheaper to build your own bike until you move up the price point.

Good price on the groupset though.

Edited by: "konkywonky" 2nd Aug 2014

Erm... Just throwing this one out there... Is everyone aware that eleven speed hubs aren't the same as ten speed hubs? Unless you're buying hubs and rebuilding your wheels, you might want to factor in the cost of a new rear wheel. Some newer hubs might be eleven speed compatible, but not many AFAIK.

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Urgatt

Erm... Just throwing this one out there... Is everyone aware that eleven … Erm... Just throwing this one out there... Is everyone aware that eleven speed hubs aren't the same as ten speed hubs? Unless you're buying hubs and rebuilding your wheels, you might want to factor in the cost of a new rear wheel. Some newer hubs might be eleven speed compatible, but not many AFAIK.



Just throwing it out there? Maybe, but you are the third person to mention it!

I always enjoy reading the comments related to bikes and bike relates goods

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impulsepurchaser

I always enjoy reading the comments related to bikes and bike relates … I always enjoy reading the comments related to bikes and bike relates goods



this one has been pretty sensible compared to some i have seen. No "I bought a bike 200 years ago for £1 and ride it every day and i'd beat any of you lot in a race" type comments....... yet!!

chrisbass

this one has been pretty sensible compared to some i have seen. No "I … this one has been pretty sensible compared to some i have seen. No "I bought a bike 200 years ago for £1 and ride it every day and i'd beat any of you lot in a race" type comments....... yet!!



I actually did do that...

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mr-potato-head82

I actually did do that...



for someone your age I'm impressed you have mastered the internet :-)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/rodas-shimano-r501-62-46-merlin-cycles-1968191

If you were to go the diy route these are OK starter/winter whwels

Banned

Plenty of bicycles available with all parts included guys, just a heads up.

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lolyehright

Plenty of bicycles available with all parts included guys, just a heads … Plenty of bicycles available with all parts included guys, just a heads up.



so do you suggest buying a new bike whenever some of the parts need replacing then? sounds like a great idea!!
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