Ultegta...what's the crack?
Just been out for my first proper ride on my Spesh Roubaix Comp with Ultegra spec. I have Ultegra on my Bianchi (winter trainer/commute bike) & find that the gear changes are very often clunky, slow & just not very smooth which i find incredibly irritating. I now find myself with the same issue on my new Spesh i am really disappointed. The shifts up are really bad but the shifts down are ok i guess but it's when you are climbing you want the shifts up to be reliable & they just not. It's hardly a fit & forget, more like fit & frustrate! Ultegra is meamt to be Shimanos secondary groupset but this just doesn't seem right. I run an entire Dura Ace setup on my Planet X Nanolight & can honestly say that i've not had one bad shift in nearly a year of riding it! What i mean is that the difference is massive & i cannot fathom if it just needs adjusting or that's just 'how it is'! I adjusted the Bianchi til the cows came home but still never quite achieved what i l'd call totally smooth shifting. This just doesn't seem right. Has anyine else experienced this or have any advice?