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Tiagra but new or 105 but old?

Old 05-18-10, 08:51 PM
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Tiagra but new or 105 but old?

Hi guys,

I have decided to buy a used road bike and found 2 opportunities. First a 2005 Giant OCR2 upgraded with Shimano 105 shifters for $500 or a 2010 Trek 1.5 with Tiagra components for $750. Actually, I'm wondering if the difference between the Tiagra and 105 components is so important. My plan is too ride every week-end around 50 miles. Both bikes are in a great shape and my budget is limited so the price is a real criteria too.

Thanks a lot for your feedback.

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Old 05-18-10, 09:05 PM
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if its 5500 105 vs 4500 Tiagra... get the 105. I actually would lean towards the Tiagra. The price for the bike complete is spot-on.
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Tiagra is good stuff. Get the one you like the most.
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