"Taking pleaseure to every rider". 105 is supporting every rider who achieves his personal goals for everyday training and long rides during the weekends, and riding with friends. The best balance of 105 brings pleasure to every rider with trusted reliable performance. New 105 will give every rider a sense of satisfaction, pleasure and fulfillment with advanced functionality, smoothness and ergonomics.
The newest version of Shimano 105 appeared on last year’s bikes and it was a true revelation, offering essentially all the ability and performance of Ultegra with only a slight weight disadvantage justifying its lower place in Shimano’s groupset hierarchy. As with its posher siblings, 105 is now 11-speed and gear changes are supremely impressive, with the chain switching from sprocket to sprocket almost imperceptibly. There’s the option of using up to 32-tooth sprockets, meaning easy riding up the hill. Meanwhile, 105’s new dual-pivot rim brake calipers are superb and not only offer excellent power but also very good modulation, meaning you really can feel just how much braking force you need to exert. They also come in direct mount versions for integrated and aero frame designs. In fact, all in all 105 is possibly the best value for money road groupset in Shimano’s stable.