Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

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Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby jbnz » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:29 pm

Hey guys..

I have an ultegra groupset but is it really worth spending extra over the $89 105 5800 pedals for Ultegra ones?

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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby softy » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:30 pm

Powertap P1,

Get a power meter on! Be awesome, unless of course you already have one.

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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby jbnz » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:21 pm

softy wrote:Powertap P1,

Get a power meter on! Be awesome, unless of course you already have one.


Considering it costs as much as my bike I'll stick with the standard pedals..

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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby Ferrovelo » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:52 pm

It's a personal assessment, whether it's 'worth it'.
Probably not in outright benefit, but what price a matching group?
I'd do it, it's only an extra $30
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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby Hillsaretheenemy » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:09 pm

I'd doubt you'll notice a difference. Pick your flavour.

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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby softy » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:04 pm

jbnz wrote:
softy wrote:Powertap P1,

Get a power meter on! Be awesome, unless of course you already have one.


Considering it costs as much as my bike I'll stick with the standard pedals..


Yep expensive i know, but the best data you can get on a bike (pacing tool), it is instant and is unaffect by other influences. I am saving my pennies for one now. The powertap p1 is really a nice bit of kit!

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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby brawlo » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:10 am

If you like it and you've got the money, then why not! I have Ultegra on my road and track bikes, but only really because they were cheaper than 105s when on sale at one of the Euro sites a while back. The bearing setup is the same from R540s right through to the Ultegras. Perhaps the quality of some things gets better, but they're essentially the same. If you really want to upgrade, go to Dura Ace that have a different bearing setup

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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby Duck! » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:28 pm

softy wrote:
jbnz wrote:
softy wrote:Powertap P1,

Get a power meter on! Be awesome, unless of course you already have one.


Considering it costs as much as my bike I'll stick with the standard pedals..


Yep expensive i know, but the best data you can get on a bike (pacing tool), it is instant and is unaffect by other influences. I am saving my pennies for one now. The powertap p1 is really a nice bit of kit!

And largely unnecessary for average punters.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:31 pm

jbnz wrote:I have an ultegra groupset but is it really worth spending extra over the $89 105 5800 pedals for Ultegra ones?


I have both (5700 and 6700 series) and while there are differences, they are not impacting my ride comfort or performance. Unless you have a compelling reason to go for Ultegra, I don't think you would be missing-out if you go for the 105's.

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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby Duck! » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:57 pm

The main difference is in the material of the pedal body. Internally they're pretty well identical.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby trailgumby » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:57 pm

Duck! wrote:
softy wrote:Yep expensive i know, but the best data you can get on a bike (pacing tool), it is instant and is unaffect by other influences. I am saving my pennies for one now. The powertap p1 is really a nice bit of kit!

And largely unnecessary for average punters.

Definitely for mountain bikes. I would not bother again. For the roadie, it is useful, but only if you have an objective for which you need the data. For JRA, it's an expensive toy.

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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby Rudedog » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:44 pm

Its only one step up. Probably stick to 105, unless you really needed the street cred....

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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby Boognoss » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:02 am

AUbicycles wrote:
jbnz wrote:I have an ultegra groupset but is it really worth spending extra over the $89 105 5800 pedals for Ultegra ones?


I have both (5700 and 6700 series) and while there are differences, they are not impacting my ride comfort or performance. Unless you have a compelling reason to go for Ultegra, I don't think you would be missing-out if you go for the 105's.


Same here and in addition I have 5800 and 6800 versions too. No difference between any of them on the road that I can feel. I wish you could still get current 105 or higher metal pedals though rather than polycarbonate or CF. Primarily for aesthetics on retro frames.
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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby minhyy » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:06 pm

Boognoss wrote: I wish you could still get current 105 or higher metal pedals though rather than polycarbonate or CF. Primarily for aesthetics on retro frames.


105 5700 pedals in silver are an item I wish I stocked up on for my steelies/silver cranked bikes..
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Re: Pedals - Ultegra vs 105

Postby 2wheels_mond » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:17 am

Not uncommon to see Ultegra 6620 or Dura Ace 7810 pedals around though, they'd make suitably good replacements.

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