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Shimano R600 Chainset

Maglia neraMaglia nera Posts: 14
edited January 2009 in Workshop
Chaps

I'm almost tempted by a new R600 compact chainset I've seen.

Now if 4xxx= Tiagra, 5xxx= 105, 6xxx= Ultegra and 7xxx= Dura Ace,
where does R600 fit in to all this?

Wiggle and Cyclestore.co.uk say the R600 is Tiagra.
Cyclespares4U say it's 105.
R600 Aero brake levers are designated as "Ultegra".

I thought the "6" in Shimano road component terminology meant "Ultegra".
Maybe I'm mistaken. Can anyone help?

Stu
Living in East Kent has it's perks. France is 21 miles away. A very different riding experience!

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  • thexvwthexvw Posts: 135
    I would say between 105\Ultegra. They are good quality and excellent value for money. I have them on 105 and Ultegra groupset bikes and it matches both well.
  • maruschesmarusches Posts: 129
    105 wheels are 56xx and tiagra 500's.check this web page ,

    http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/index ... rce=search

    this is my gavia 105 throughout apart from rear mech which is ultegra. so from this i would presume the chainset is 105
  • Stu

    The R600 is 105 equivalent, with the R700 Ultegra/Dura Ace equivalent. This was before they started doing specific compact chainsets last year (so a 5650 is a 105 compact and a 6650 is an Ultegra compact).

    Cheers
    Alan
    "There are no hills, there is no wind, I feel no pain !"

    "A bad day on the bike is always better than a good day in the office !"
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    105

    I've got a R700 and I've fitted a Ultegra SL compact to a mate's bike and they are both very similar, so I'd pitch the 600 just below these two.
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • It's 105 then.
    Thanks for all your useful advice, guys.
    Great bike, Marusches!
    Stu
    Living in East Kent has it's perks. France is 21 miles away. A very different riding experience!
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