Perfect working levers ideal for my winter bike
An excellent product. Fitted and worked like it should have and very impressed with it.
Came with inner optislick cables in a plain OEM brown box. Front & back shifting is crisp and so much lighter with new SP41 housing, especially on the FD. Replacement for my 5700 levers which reached its end-of-life. It's slightly cheaper to get a 5800 levers + new 5800 RD, than new 5700 levers. Integrated well with the remaining 5700 drive train; i.e 10 spd crankset, FD, cassette and chain. RD limit screws effectively turned it into a 10 speed lever.
I'm very happy with these shifters. I upgraded to these from the 10-speed 105 5700 shifters. They were easy to install and set up. Shifting is consistently precise and smooth. Fantastic value!
Good performer, not the lightest
Well built and precise shifting. Noticeable is the lack of slack allowing great feel and accuracy when shifting. Great affordable price!
Purchased as an upgrade from a basic Shimano 9 speed set up to the 105 5800 11 speed I am delighted so far with the performance of these brake lever gear shifter combo, it's early days but everything is so far running smooth and a vast improvement over my last groupset shifters. I feel that this was well worth the transition and at a value any cyclist can invest in and be rewarded with an essential component that doesn't break the bank but looks so good and functions like a much more expensive gear lever set.
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Replacement levers delivered quickly and well packed. As advertised, genuine Shimano spare parts. Bought to replace broken 4 year old LH shifter , but both fitted. Work well with existing drivetrain, with enhanced shifting owing to new levers and cables
Best bang for your buck out there. Smooth shifting and Merlin had by far the best price and customer service.
Just as described, slick, class, terrific price. What more do you require? Excellent bit of kit for a new build. Shimano quality shines through. Cables included as well. For the money, you can't get better.
I bought these to replace a right shifter that was written off in a recent crash. They offer amazing value for money, with very smooth and easy shifting compared to lower-end groupsets. Overall, I'd highly recommend the investment in some 105 components if you're considering upgrading.
These can't be beat at this price. I can't see paying double for Ultegra when the difference is barely noticeable, if at all.
Indexed well and easy to use, these make setting up the bike easy, easy to operate and handle at a great price point.
105 gear levers, not much to say about them is there? The shape is good and the functionality is exactly as promised. Not the lighters nor the heaviest of the bunch.
Got these new gear shifters and it feels like I have a new bike
Really impressed with these. Massive improvement over the Sora ones they replaced
The Shimano 105 ST-5800 Road Bike Gear Levers are great. They are like the previous Ultegra in performance. Shifters come with a gear selector cable inner already fitted to the unit. They also have a trim feature so you can half shift to stop the chain misalignment or those big offset gears, ie large front chain ring to large cassette gear. Easy to fit, nice to use - you can't go wrong.
Great stuff work a treat , fitted as a replacement for worn 105 kit, added the derailleurs and all went on my old Jalopy- now running like a dream!
Excellent shifting performance at a great price. Mine came supplied with plenty of gear cable, I had about 30cm left to cut off. Unfortunately I didn't quite have enough brake cable due to running mechanical disks, but this came with inners and outers as well as end caps
Excellent, very soft and light with a very good finish
Just as good as the higher end shifters and a fraction of the cost.
Quick and efficient delivery, Levers are exactly as expected. Brakes smooth and shifting precise. Only criticism is I have disc brakes and cables were not long enough
Feels nice on the hand, shifting is done with minimal force and easily accessible from the hood or the drops.
I upgraded to the 105 5800 11speed set from my Tiagra 10 speed set and what a huge difference. Shifting is extremely smooth and fast, and the routing of the cable in the bar tape is much cleaner.
The new version of these levers has an even nicer feel than the old. Very comfortable for my medium sized hands with a nice light action. Thoroughly recommended.
Great shifters. Feel exactly the same as 6800 shifters I have used. Good value.
The most comfortable shifters I have ever used. I am used to SRAM double tap and I loved those until I tried these