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Sora 3500

chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
edited March 2013 in Road buying advice
Hi I have been running 105 on my commuter bike but when it needs replacing i'm thinking of changing to the new sora 3500. now its dropped the thumb lever to shift down I think i'd get on better with it, obviously its only going to be 9 speed but would the performance be really noticably worse?

has anyone used the new groupset? - a site for sore eyes


  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    Are you running 9 speed 105? If so Sora 3500 is basically the same thing.
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    no i'm on 10 speed 105 at the minute, but i'm thinking of building a bike as a project and using it for commuting, but to save a bit of cost was thinking of going for the new sora instead of tiagra or 105 but wasnt sure how it would stack up against them. so is the saving in cost going to hamper the performance more than its worth? - a site for sore eyes
  • trek_dantrek_dan Posts: 1,366
    Buy second hand, proabably get 10 speed Ultegra 6600 for a similar price.
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    not sure i really want to get second hand on a groupset - a site for sore eyes
  • bobonesbobones Posts: 1,215
    It might be better to stick to 10 speed so you can swap chains, cassettes, wheels etc. between bikes if needs be, but other than that I think the new Sora will be fine in terms of performance. Seems there's a not insignificant £80 difference between Sora (£210) and Tiagra (£290) at Ribble.
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