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Shimano Brakes - Uletegra vs 105?

Old 06-23-04, 03:46 PM
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Shimano Brakes - Uletegra vs 105?

Building on an newly acquired frame. Probably going mostly Ultegra, but other than a few grams of wt. difference between the Ultegra and 105 brakes, is there really that much difference?
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Old 06-23-04, 04:18 PM
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I don't believe the 105's have the DA cartridge pads.
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Originally Posted by tourist
I don't believe the 105's have the DA cartridge pads.
Tbick, is asking about 105 and Ultegra, Not Dura ace?
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Originally Posted by orguasch
Tbick, is asking about 105 and Ultegra, Not Dura ace?
Ultegra has the same cartridge pads as DA. Sorry for the confusion.
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just get good pads if you want good braking power
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I would go with the 105 (I have those on my bike) and the first thing I will do is replace the pads with Koolstop brand pads. the koolstop stop better then any Shimano, and your rims will last longer...
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Originally Posted by tourist
Ultegra has the same cartridge pads as DA. Sorry for the confusion.
Tourist, dude I am sorry i was not familiar with Ultegra brakes,
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Truthfullly on brakes I think there is zero difference other than weight. I still have *gasp* RX100 brakes!!! And you know what? I can skid all day long, just like my friend with his 2004 Dura Ace brakes As long as they stop you, who cares. And like another poster had said, the pads make more of a difference than the brakes anyways.
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Thanks all!
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it doesn't really matter. unless you're a gram counter.
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The DuraAce has a nicer finish and is lighter than Ultegra,
and Ultegra has a nicer finish and is lighter than 105,
if you're concerned about stuff like that.

Otherwise they function the same
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