Shimano road groupset equivalent to Deore
Probably Tiagra?Posted 7 years ago
Perfectly functional. The only difference I’ve noticed compared to 105 is that 105 STIs seem smoother, but that could be because of the whole 105 gear/brake package.
I had Tiagra on a Sportive bike that I clocked up some good miles on, I raced it too but that’s when it felt a little out of it’s depth.
Edit; Tiagra also uses the HT11 bottom bracket system which is nice to have at the price.midlifecrashesSubscriber
My opinion, but could be wrong
Big difference is between Sora and Tiagra, Sora you need to reach up on the hoods to upshift, all the higher ranges have the double lever setup. Sora has button/mini lever on inside of hood. They all work though.
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foxyrider – Member
I agree with Midlife as I have had 105 and Ultegra, deore, LX, SLX, XT and XTR
Foxyrider speaketh the truth.Posted 7 years ago
I had Sora on an old CX bike a few years ago, it was fine – it coped with the Three Peaks anyway!
Road stuff doesn’t have to put up with anywhere near the beating that MTB components get so it tends to just work. Shifting gets better as you go up the range definitely, Ultegra shifts are smoother and require a shorter throw of the lever compared to Tiagra for example.jl.Member
Thanks for the replies guys. Seems like both Sora and Tiagra will work fine. If Sora’s more like Alivio then that should be OK. My wife’s MTB has Alivio and as it’s only used in the dry, on road and firetrails and has held up well over many years and many miles.
I’d only be using it once or twice a week so I’m sure both will be fine although if I can spare the change I’ll go Tiagra.Posted 7 years agojonbMember
I have Sora and everything is fine apart from the shifters. I thought they were ok until I got a nice bike with Ultegra and now realise that the shift mechanism is rubbish and inconvenient.
If you are building up yourself then you might be able to get away with mix and match to get tiagra where it matters more. Personally I’d go with Tiagra all over. Some good groupset offers around.Posted 7 years agoSteve-AustinMember
I don’t think you can say what is equal to Deore. Deore works well and does its job, and as you go up the ranges get better lighter etc.
If you want the equivalent in terms of price its probably Tiagra. In terms of function i reckon you are better off saving for 105, as Tiagra is incredibly clunky, and not comparable to Deore.
Something you might want to bear in mind is that Road parts last longer so any investment made at initial purchase will last longer anyway. Have a look at complete bikes with 105 parts, you’ll appreciate the better quality shiftingPosted 7 years ago
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