Do I NEED TO use a 5700 cassette with 5700 10 spd shifters ?

Raffles
Raffles Posts: 1,137
edited November 2012 in Road buying advice
I placed an order with bike discount in germany for a brand new set of 105 sti 5700 2x10 brifters . Ive got the 105 chainset, brakes , front and rear mechs......but do I need to use a 5700 rear cassette or could i use a tiagra 4600 type in 10 speed which is obviously cheaper ?

would using the 4600 or 5700 cassette result in different chains, or could a standard 10 spd chain be used with both ?
2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105

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  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    you can use any smimano patten 10spd cassette as long as the big cog is in the range of the rear mech.
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  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    i may be wrong but i think its the 7 that's important?

    so you can go for 4700 (tiagra), 5700 6700 (ultegra) etc

    i may be wrong on that but i use tiagra cassettes with 105 shifters with no difference (noticable to me anyway!) in performance.
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  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Any 10 speed Shimano cassette will be fine. A 5700 rear mech can handle upto a 28. A 5700A can go to a 30.
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  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    as said, any 10spd Shiman or SRAM cassette will work.

    Tiagra is heavy though. Go for 105 (unless it's a commuter)
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  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    If you go for a Tiagra 10 speed cassette remember it doesn't need the Shimano spacer behind it.
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    I think my rear derailleur might be the 105 5600 series, will this still be ok and in order to keep gears close, it would be 12-26 range for me.
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    Raffles wrote:
    I think my rear derailleur might be the 105 5600 series, will this still be ok and in order to keep gears close, it would be 12-26 range for me.


    trying to catch shop before they close......any answers to above question ?
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • just out of interest how much were the shifters?
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    edited November 2012
    The shimano tech docs tell you all you need to know.

    http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techd ... 683908.pdf

    A 5600 rear mech states upto 27t but you may get away with even a 28.
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  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    I7 Extreme wrote:
    just out of interest how much were the shifters?


    no way I was paying ripoff uk prices, there is a site called bike-discount.de in germany who are very highly regarded and get a lot of repeat custom. the shifters were £136 + 6 postage using dhl. the shifters come with cabling and all the bits you need and I just cant wait to add the final pieces of the 105 groupset to my caad8.
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • drlodge
    drlodge Posts: 4,826
    Raffles wrote:
    I7 Extreme wrote:
    just out of interest how much were the shifters?


    no way I was paying ripoff uk prices, there is a site called bike-discount.de in germany who are very highly regarded and get a lot of repeat custom. the shifters were £136 + 6 postage using dhl. the shifters come with cabling and all the bits you need and I just cant wait to add the final pieces of the 105 groupset to my caad8.

    I used bike-discount.de to get a couple of GP 4 Seasons tyres, even with postage worked out £6 cheaper than the best UK price. How rediculous is that!?
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  • Crozza
    Crozza Posts: 991
    drlodge wrote:
    Raffles wrote:
    I7 Extreme wrote:
    just out of interest how much were the shifters?


    no way I was paying ripoff uk prices, there is a site called bike-discount.de in germany who are very highly regarded and get a lot of repeat custom. the shifters were £136 + 6 postage using dhl. the shifters come with cabling and all the bits you need and I just cant wait to add the final pieces of the 105 groupset to my caad8.

    I used bike-discount.de to get a couple of GP 4 Seasons tyres, even with postage worked out £6 cheaper than the best UK price. How rediculous is that!?

    just picked up my 105 gruppo from the post office. it was out of stock at bike-discount for about a month, but worth waiting for because it was about £100 cheaper than anywhere else in UK (£320 all in with VAT off). cheaper than the likes of Merlin, parker etc, and with "normal" crank lengths and cassette ratios