Shimano 2000 105 5500 Series Component Group

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

shimano 1999 105 9 speed


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bob from New Brunswick, SJ

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2004

Strengths:    Very tight spring on the super short cage, keeps my chain and derailure on the bike.

Weaknesses:    Its marketed for the road for the road.

Bottom Line:   
***Derailure Only***
The 105 is the best derailure ive ever run. It was designed for road bikes, but performs flawlessly on rough screaming downhills.

From my experience, this derailure works so well due to the extremly short cage, and the very stiff spring. I've only run this on a single chainring + guide, so i dont no if the cage is to short to allow for dbl. rings. As for my setup though (38x34-11), it works flawlessly.

If you are running a single ring on your DH rig, do yourself a favour and go get one.

PS. Nobuddy on a knobby rig, has ever heard of shimano 105's and they'll think your some kind of connected dude with tech. gear. 105s are kool!

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Favorite Trail:   Rockwood Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Works

Similar Products Used:   xt, xtr, lx, etc., u name it, i've torn it off.

Bike Setup:   Da Bomb Mind Bomb(yes a fat DH rig), jr. t's, dbl. tracks on da bomb head spins, Holtfullers with da bomb chain guide, Hope minis

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rexy Franzinelli a Racer from Australia

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2001

Strengths:    super light Cadd 4 frame-8kg,slice carbon forks, Smooth Hubs, and nice seat

Weaknesses:    Cane Creek Headset-bikeshop never greased it, Wheels-spokes keep on coming out and the rims do not stay true, Coda brakes, Continental gp3000 tyres are not fast and wear too quickly, cheap bar tape- allready stuffed and I need a new groupset

Bottom Line:   
Awesome bike for the money

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Favorite Trail:   Brigadoon Circuit

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Similar Products Used:   Shogun Ninja rsx + rx100

Bike Setup:   Shimano 105, Cane Creek headset, mavic cxp23 rims, Coda Expert Hubs, Dt swiss champion spokes,continental gp3000 tyres, Coda brakes,coda stem, slice carbon forks and coda competition seat post

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marc a Weekend Warrior from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2000

Strengths:    reliable, smooth, doesn't go out of tune

Weaknesses:    takes a bit of tuning to get the front derailler just right

Bottom Line:   
10000km in 12 months and it is just as good as new..
top performance at a good price..
brilliant for the training bike..it just keeps going and going and going...
ps. I still have ultegra on my race bike

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   ultegra

Bike Setup:   105 all round, mavic rims,ali frame and 86kg rider

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Joe a Cross-Country Rider from London

Date Reviewed: November 5, 1999

Strengths:    
Top shifting, pretty flex free cranks and the bb is well smooth.


Weaknesses:    
The brake lever covers rattle annoyingly.


Bottom Line:   
The finish could be better but otherwise a good compromise of quality and cost. The chainset does look dog awful though.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Ultegra/dura ace.


Bike Setup:   
Cannondale R800

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