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Shimano Claris and Sora

MarcuzcycleMarcuzcycle Posts: 33
edited September 2013 in Road buying advice
what is the better group set?
both very similarly priced... Claris released a lot later


Colnago C59 Italia ...... I wish.


  • Sora is above Claris in shimano range
    "It never gets easier, you just go faster"
  • Claris = 8 speed
    Sora = 9 speed
    Not much else different between the two.
    If you are buying a complete groupset I would suggest you upgrade the brake calipers and/or pads.
  • I prefer the look of claris. Claris is designed solely with use of 32T cassette sprockets in mind. The new HG50 8 speed cassettes will be 12-32T or 13-32T I forget which it will be. The short cage claris mech is more like medium cage length with the ability to large cassettes.

    Sora is more of a traditional road groupset and has a proper short cage mech and longer cages for triples and wider ratio cassettes. -wheel building and other stuff.
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