Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-Speed Groupset Tweeks Cycles
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Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-Speed Groupset Tweeks Cycles

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Found 15th Dec 2015
Cheapest I have found this groupset for at Tweeks Cycles. Next cheapest is Wiggle at £430. Also possible to get 4% cashback with TCB + £10 off with the code GIFT10 bringing the cost down to £364.40

** GIFT10 code has expired now **

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No idea if not or not. But why are bikes parts so god damn expensive? There is no reason for them to be.

abaxas

No idea if not or not. But why are bikes parts so god damn expensive? … No idea if not or not. But why are bikes parts so god damn expensive? There is no reason for them to be.



Is it that hard to understand? This is very high end equipment. Like with a lot of other consumer products that retailer sells products vary wildly in price quality and branding. Top spec manufacturer and top spec model is going to bring a high cost. Goes for most things you have in your household. White goods, electronics, furniture, whatever it may be there is always someone with the disposable income and mindset that considers it a worthwhile position regardless of what other people make of it

They aren't.
I just bought two branded decent enough quality Shimano nine speed cassettes for £12 each delivered.
Of course, if you go for top spec brand new technology parts they've spent hundreds of man hours shaving every last possibly milligram off, they will be.

If you want a bike to get/stay fit, go from A to B or have some fun on, there's no need to spend silly amounts

 
Holy macaroni. I paid £75 for a whole bike with 27 gears and free mud flaps.


 

Edited by: "Sqsq" 15th Dec 2015

abaxas

No idea if not or not. But why are bikes parts so god damn expensive? … No idea if not or not. But why are bikes parts so god damn expensive? There is no reason for them to be.



There's a contradiction here. You ask why the parts are so expensive, but then claim to know there is no reason for them to be. So, what was your point?

Good price but limited to 172.5 crank length and a 50/34 crank which won't suit everyone.

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They aren't.I just bought two branded decent enough quality Shimano nine … They aren't.I just bought two branded decent enough quality Shimano nine speed cassettes for £12 each delivered.Of course, if you go for top spec brand new technology parts they've spent hundreds of man hours shaving every last possibly milligram off, they will be.If you want a bike to get/stay fit, go from A to B or have some fun on, there's no need to spend silly amounts



​These are very high quality parts which make a world of difference on any good road bike, quicker gear change, awsome brake power and a significant weight difference which makes a climbing long hills easier. absolute bargain to any road bike racer

Some proper "male hen" jockeys on this thread!

Pay for what you get in this life most of the time and with this product you're getting more than you're paying for!

Awesome groupset. Awesome price.


Bargain!

Heat, great price.

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abaxas

No idea if not or not. But why are bikes parts so god damn expensive? … No idea if not or not. But why are bikes parts so god damn expensive? There is no reason for them to be.



Kind of get you but it can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. Like anything I guess. Most hobbies are expensive

hot hot hot. paid £399 a couple of weeks ago.

230k

Good price but limited to 172.5 crank length and a 50/34 crank which … Good price but limited to 172.5 crank length and a 50/34 crank which won't suit everyone.



​safe to say it will suit the majority though

Worth noting that it doesn't come with new cables and outers - so at the very least you'll also want to order brake and gear inner cables.

abaxas

No idea if not or not. But why are bikes parts so god damn expensive? … No idea if not or not. But why are bikes parts so god damn expensive? There is no reason for them to be.


Because people will pay.

Depends on the bike, brand, frame materials and level spec of the components.

Cars are leap years in price and spec from F1 cars.

Some top end bikes are not too far from Tour bikes.

Depends what you need. You don't need a tour bike to ride to work but you can if you if want to.

If you ride your bike to get from A to B probably not worth the money although they will be more durable than cheaper alternatives.

If you ride your bike as a hobby & for fitness you will notice the benefits in weight, precision and durability.

Great groupset & worth every penny - if however you don't want a high spec bike pop down to Argos & order one of their full bikes. There's no problem with that just horses for courses.

abaxas

No idea if not or not. But why are bikes parts so god damn expensive? … No idea if not or not. But why are bikes parts so god damn expensive? There is no reason for them to be.


Because it seems to be very easy to separate a cyclist from his money (in many cases). It's an addictive hobby - but I'm trying to resist!

Like all technical kit it's a law of diminishing returns - by the time you get to the top end you pay a lot more for a relatively small improvement. No doubt the profit margin for manufacturer/retailer is bigger too.

finndonn

​These are very high quality parts which make a world of difference on a … ​These are very high quality parts which make a world of difference on any good road bike, quicker gear change, awsome brake power and a significant weight difference which makes a climbing long hills easier. absolute bargain to any road bike racer


I've got a mountain bike with reasonably high spec components (Scott Genius 10, along with a reciept from the original owner for over £4k five years ago). Sure the expensive shifters etc are nice, but I wouldn't say they improve my riding significantly. The light weight means I get less fitness benefit when riding with others.

Any time I've entered race, it's to compete not to win - I'm well aware that if I was in a position to win, there'd always be another class further up the ladder here I'd be the small fish again.

(I've also got a 2012 Defy 2 road bike, but quite happy with that for my needs, especially as I spend a chunk under half of the cost of these parts on the entire bike.)

May want to include tweekscycles in either the title or description op.

I've got this groupset and really rate it.

Silly question this may sound. Do people buy these to replace the lower end group set on the lower end bike with this, or to replace their perhaps worn high end group set on the high end bike?

Both and if you have a good frame with entry level parts.

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buddn07

May want to include tweekscycles in either the title or description op. … May want to include tweekscycles in either the title or description op. I've got this groupset and really rate it.



Good point, edited.

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hotdealseeker

Silly question this may sound. Do people buy these to replace the lower … Silly question this may sound. Do people buy these to replace the lower end group set on the lower end bike with this, or to replace their perhaps worn high end group set on the high end bike?



I've ordered it because I'm building a bike from scratch

The promo code doesn't work but great deal nonetheless

I guess the parts wouldn't work in Hybrids?

Not so well with flat bars unless you have trigger shifters, the brake levers are usually made for drop bars.

Some groups used to have an option for different levers and gear shifters but I don't see it here.

Q.Should I upgrade my CAAD10 20spd and sell the old 6700? I have compatible Mavic wheel sets.

Urgatt

Worth noting that it doesn't come with new cables and outers - so at the … Worth noting that it doesn't come with new cables and outers - so at the very least you'll also want to order brake and gear inner cables.



Shifters: Ultegra 6800 11 Speed STI (Front & Rear) With Inner Cables

No need for new inners, and you can reuse outers if they're in good condition.

none left :-(

markdavey1972

none left :-(



Don't worry there will be 12 speed soon...

Or 1x12...
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