Great price- really quick delivery and packaged well. The Shimano trickle down of technology is really apparent- this shifts as well as previous generation 105- and is something I would recommend for a budget build with still some quality to it.
This is a fantastic mid range groupset from Shimano, I purchased it as an upgrade for my Cannondale CAAD 8 which came with the Shimano 2300 groupset as stock. The difference is incredible, althought not as light as the more expensive 105 or Ultagra Groups this group still shaved alot of weight from my bike. The shifts are smooth and almost effortless once you have set it up and the 12-30 cassette option means a nice balance between speed and climbing ability. Only note is that the Front Derailer is a Braze On type which I hadn't noticed in the item specification so if you don't have a Braze On attachment on your bike you will have to buy the special clamp like I did ( Also happily perchased from Merlin Cycles). If your looking for an upgrade but can't stretch to the fabled Ultagra or Dura Ace groups I would recommend this groupset as the best bang for the buck, especially at Merlin, best price I could find anywhere.
All the compoments fitted easily. The only extra bit I had to buy was a front mech bracket as the one supplied is a braze on type.
Set up was easy and shifting gear is as good as you would expect from Shimano. The only weak area is the brake pad performance which feels 'wooden' at the moment. It may improve in time but I am going to try some softer pads.
A very affordable group set for a good road bike.
It's design features similar to the more expensive group sets from the same manufacturer.
Very well pleased with the groupset, not built the bike up yet, prompt delivery and a good price. I have changed from campag to shimano as shimano is easier to work on and spares easier to get.
I brought this groupset to replace my old shimano 2300 groupset on my winter training bike. Usual excellent shimano quality, and fitted to my bike in an hour and a half. couldn't fault the service from merlin again.
great groupset at the price and delivered to me in less that 24hrs. well happy :-)
This is exactly what we wanted for our Son's bicycle. It looks very nice and fits superbly. Brilliantly manufactured and extremely quick on the postage side. Thank you very much.
I bought this groupset for the rebuild of a 1982 Raleigh road bike.
Excellent quality Shimano product at a bargain price.
great group set it was the cheapest i could find on the net
Absolutely splendid,delighted by the product,price and rapid delivery.
Equally impressed by Merlin's helpful and knowledgeable staff.
Value for money, thank you. Very happy with the groupset. Now having a 10 speed with the triple excellent. Gear changes perfect. Fast delivery very happy. Thank you again Merlin Cycles would buy again.
Great value groupset and cheapest by far on the Merlin website. Prompt delivery too, cheers.
The differance over my Sora 16 speed is amazing!!! easy to install and set up (well you tube is your friend) and off you go, gear changes are slick and the extra gears make going up hill almost nice compared to almost dieing on the Sora gears. The STI levers feel more solid than the sora. All in all a good buy, it was either a whole new bike with Tiagra on for
Excellent value grp set, changes as well as my summer bikes Ultegra
Merlin Cycle are a reliable supplier of quality bike parts. Shipping is fantastic - fully recommend them. Groupset arrived - rebuilt bike - rides like new - very happy!