Shimano Tiagra STI Shifters Buyers Guide

Buyers Guide

Shimano Tiagra STI Shifters

Shimano Tiagra STI Shifters

Shimano Tiagra STI Shifters are Shimano's cheapest 10 speed road bike offering (9 speed up till 2012) and are great value for money, sharing similar internals to some of the more expensive Shimano gear shifters!

They brake and shift gear with less effort than Shimano Sora, feel nearly as good as 105 and are only about 100g heavier than Dura Ace.

They are suitable for use with either double or triple chainwheels.

Quality is good - not as polished as it's more expensive cousins - but sturdy and reliable.

Tiagra shifters are the lowest of the Shimano gear lever hierarchy to use the 'flappy paddle' shift instead of a thumb operated button.
Just like Shimano's more expensive offerings, this shift-lever falls easily to hand and makes shifting from the drops possible. The braking and shifting action on Tiagra is lighter and much more precise than Shimano Sora.

The ergonomic rubber hoods of the Shimano Tiagra shifters form a comfortable hand-hold and an ideal grab point for climbing or sprinting on the bike.

If you are looking for good value, decent quality STI gear shifters at a reasonable price then the Shimano Tiagra shifters are definitely worth checking out - for the price they offer great performance.

More expensive groupsets than Tiagra might shave some weight and shift more slickly - but they can also do a lot more damage to your bank balance!

Shimano are the world's best known manufacturer of cycle components and their experience shows with the build quality and durability of the Tiagra shifters and other components in the Shimano Tiagra groupset.

If your budget can stretch to 105, then go for it. But don't be too disapointed if you can only afford Tiagra...

Kev, bottombracket.co.uk

Shimano Tiagra STI Shifters Specifications

  • Ergonomic Hoods
  • Shimano Flight Deck Cycle Computer Compatible
  • Complete with Inner Cables
  • Weight - approx 495g pair

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