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I have a Merida Scultura 905-E DI2
I want to change some non Ultegra parts over
I have a FSA Mega 50/34 Compact Crank
Merida Pro Brake Callipers
FSA Bottom Bracket
Tiagra 11/28 Cassette.
Can I use a Ultegra 6700 or 6800 Compact Crank
Can i also use a Ultegra 6700 or 6800 Brake Calipers
Will have to use a 6700 10 speed rear cassette
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Either brakeset will work (6800 better due to revised leverage points in the calipers).
Any Shimano or SRAM 10-sp. cassette will work.
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If that is my bike, I'll only replace the Merida Brake Calipers with Ultegra 6800 Calipers. This you can feel the difference.
I'll wear the chain, the cassette, and the chainset before replacing them with Ultegra. But this would mean thousands of km of riding before you can complete your bike with full Ultegra parts.
Use your money to buy descent water bottle, lights, shoes, jerseys, saddle, or pedals. If you are racing, buy some good wheels.
Just my 2c by the way.
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First things I got were better wheels and tyres. I'm also going to change the BB for a Dura Ace BB when it gets tired. The original saddle was awful for my derriere too and got changed after the first 100km.
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