Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, improved range of gears over previous mechs
Cons: Expensive, Unattractive
This is the first Shimano road, 10 speed rear mech of reasonable quality that takes 32T sprocket, however this only applies when used in conjunction with 50/34 compact chainset. Otherwise will only accommodate 28T. Adjustment was simple and, after two months, retains its smoothness. Note that Shimano do not make a 32T road block and I use an 11-32 Sram. Works just fine in conjunction with Ultegra shifters. Setting chain length required multiple reading of instructions to understand which method applies to which chainset (tripple, double, compact). Just waiting for Shimano to recognise that the older cyclists need lower gears on road bikes and have money to spend, then they'll produce an Ultegra standard 32T (or even 34T) block and mechs. This works out expensive as upgrade will be bought when available.
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Posted March 8, 2013
I have bought this rear because I know that it is good I have had it on another road bike before and I like it and it is a good group set so much that I am up dating all of my secend hand bike to 10 speed 105 group set and should be happy with it.