Excellent sharp and easy shifting, bought as a replacement after the failure of well known American suppliers product.
Bought these to replace a set of original 105 levers that had broken after 15,000 miles. They are a great improvement giving a much better change both up and down and the revised cable layout gives a much neater look. Fitting was straightforward and took me about 2 hours and indexing the gears was surprisingly simple.
If you want some shift/brake units for drop bars, these are tip top. Solid, reliable, shift and brake from the drops, nice. Tried ultegra but they were too dear. Tried tiagra but they were a bit plasticky. If you like sram or campag maybe theres other options... Hey, you could always run fixed too if thats your bag... But if it is why are you reading this?
Purchased for my new winter training build. Good build quality and nice smooth change, a huge improvement in braking vs my previous 2300 . The usual fast delivery and exemplary service from Merlin.
Excellent levers and the pack included everything you need to complete the job.
Levers very good, had Tiagra models and noticed a nice difference, even if the Tiagra were softer in trade and ergonomics were better at fitting the hands but these 105 exchanges are much more accurate and faster, thanks merlin great company fast shipping.
Huge improvement on my old Tiagra levers, the hidden cables look great and they shift amazingly.
Cheapst 105 shifters I could find. Upgrading from Sora shifters so the difference is instantly noticable. Very comfy on long rides. Changing into the larger sprockets is so easy with very little force required at all. All working perfectly. Braking performance has also significantly improved (same calipers). Great purchase great price and great service from Merlin. Ordered Friday, arrived Saturday. Perfect!!
Not much to say but the levers are great. I upgraded my intro level bike which had 'shimano integrated' levers to these ones (along with the rest of the grouspet) and the difference is incredible, only had them on about a week now but they were a great uprade and I won't be looking back! Plus the black is nice!
Bought these to upgrade from the old Shimano 105 5600 shifters - Merlin were by far the cheapest - and the price includes all outer and inner gear and brake cables.
Research I did beforehand raised concerns about compatibility with the old 5600 brakes and front derailleur but this wasn't an issue, they work perfectly, and the under tape routing of the gear cables gives a much cleaner look.
Amazing levers and a super cheap price, very very satisfied with the service and the levers.
I bought them because of the under bar cable routing but they are so much smoother than my Tiagra shifters I'm glad I made the upgrade.
Great value and prompt dispatch from Merlin. Excellent service.
Brilliant product, good price and a good company to deal with.
Excellent Service and Pricing (yet again) by Merlin. Much better than the other big online cycle retailers.
I use Shimano 105 on my commute bike. Having put in almost 20k miles on the old 5600 105 brifters I had no complaints or worries with going for the 5700 brifters. Having installed them myself (it was that easy), they work great and the clutter free cockpit with brake and gear cables under the bar tape is a vast improvement and definitely recommendable.
I upgrade from 9-speed to 10-speed, changing the triple crank to double one. That causes me to change everything. I must have spent more money, but here "Merlin" gave me good prices. Thanks so much, Merlin!! Next time again I will definitely come and buy some, I swear. I was lucky I found this nice internet shopping. Thanks.
As always excellent service an delivery and a great buy
Came the next day, and all at a bargain price. Gear changes are crisp and smooth. Would highly recommend.
Shimano 105 5700 upgrade is incredible. I went from Sora 9 speed to 105 and its a totally different ride. Shifts on demand, sora can be a finicky, and brakes stop on a dime.