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Although having a small amount of bike mechanical experience I have never fitted a full group set before. As you would expect the set came complete and with full instructions in about 15 languages. I found all parts easy to install however I must warn that there are a few specialist tools you need to complete the fitting of the bottom bracket, rear cassette and front chain set. I managed to borrow these from a friend but all are available to buy on line or from your local bike shop. All in all I am thrilled with the final result. Great product. John, Guernsey CI
This is an excellent group set at this price point. Everything operates very slickly and it is much , much lighter than my old Tiagra group set. The components also look a lot better than the stock photo's.
Shimano stuff just works. Easy to install, operate and maintain. For the road enthusiast, 105 and Ultegra are the go to groups. Ultegra is lighter and has a bit more name recognition. 105 however is the true price/performance leader. Its performance is on par with Ultegra. The cost is about 250 grams more weight BUT at a savings of quite a bit of money.
I chose 105 for a wet weather bike I'm putting together. It is the perfect fit for such a bike.
Great price, shifters very smooth, the silver does look nice, you can`t fault the value and new design shimano has done
le shimano 105 silver est vraiment beau et je le conseille a tous . Merlin offre vraiment un bon service
Great upgrade over Sora groupset, bike stops better, climbs better looks better and the best price on the web. Thanks Merlin.
No much to say about this other than it looks nice and works brilliantly.
I previously rode an older ultegra groupset and thought this might not live up to that but it does in every regard.
Nice looking, faultless groupset, suppLied by Merlin with R650 long reach brake calipers. Ideal for mudguard clearence. Excellent value
Top quality group set. Not far short of ultegra but at a much better price. Precise shifting and good responsive brakes plus the kit looks the part! Usual excellent service from merlin - parts arrived next day.
Ordered the 105 5700 double groupset which promptly arrived the following day. With the correct tools the groupset was very easy to install. Everything felt like it was made well and there seemed to be a considerable weight saving over the previous Sora groupset I'd been using. The internally routed cabling for the brakes and gears looks very neat, and although some comment that this can affect the smoothness of shifting, I've found everything to run very smoothly indeed. I think you just need to be careful and patient when setting up so the cables aren't bent too tightly. Gears were very easy to set up and shift like a dream! Having the toe adjustment on the brake shoes is great, and very easy to adjust. The brake levers themselves seemed a little strange at first as when viewed from the front they protrude sideways at a funny angle, but once you have ago with them they feel just right. The chain went on easily, but didn't come with any spare pins for reconnecting later on. All in all a lovely groupset, very well made and lightweight. I've always been a half decent home bike mechanic, but would say that even for a novice, as long as you have the tools and follow the half decent shimano instructions, you'll be fine. Been with shimano for years and yet again they've delivered a great product.
Excellent kit & price from Merlin as usual, fast delivery and good communication/after-sales service. Will continue to shop with Merlin for sure.
Good mid range groupset by Shimano and wide range of cogs on a compact.
Product delivered as described, well packaged, complete, and in good time.
I would give a performance review, but I've not got that far yet. Looks good, and has been easy to work with.
Great Product. This is one fo the better group sets for the money, and it is by far the best price on the web.
Merlin Delivered this to Texas in less than 4 days, which is really impressive. I would recommend Merlin to anyone, and have already.
The groupset was as specified. All parts needed including cable housings. Installed and it works and shifts great.
Love this groupset. Not top of the line, but neither is my bicycle skill level. Couldn't find a better price than this one even in the States and Asia. Shipping was super fast (better than our postal system). I'm already checking for other deals on this website.
delivered fast and excellent service.
the 105 groupset-silver is smart.
A great price for a work horse of a groupset. When my LBS fitted the rear mech they noticed one of the jockey wheels had a crack, Merlin couldn't have been more helpful and quickly dispatched another one. Combined with quick delivery, what's not to like?
great product and excellent service, easy to use web site and the cheapest i could find.
First of all, damn Merlin, your service is second to none, it took only 2 days to for the package to reach me here in Sydney, oh and the price is the best I have seen anywhere!
The 105 groupset was bought to replace my previous and earlier model 105s. Easy to install and adjust all the components and the silver is very smart.
Just a small point to everyone with internally routed shifting cables (as in most new frames), the cable sleeves provided are only enough for external routing, you will need to buy cable sleeves for the full length of the shifting cables.
Thanks Merlin Cycles!
Exactly as described and expected. delivered fast almost next day, as expected.
great shimano group set not yet fitted as I'm still looking for a frame. but no worries with shimano kit it'll work as expected to the normal high standards.