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Shimano Road Component Hierarchy

This is a list of the most common Shimano Road components in a hierarchical order.
Note: Many Hybrids use entry level Road components as well.


No. Component Description Level
1

Shimano 2300

Basic Road Bicycle component
Low cost
Also used on Road focussed Hybrids

Entry
2

Shimano Claris

Evolved version of the 2400 groupset
Higher gear ratio possible
More compatible for upgrades

Entry
3

Shimano Sora

Reliable Gear and Braking system
Light Weight
Also ideal for Road focussed Hybrids

Entry
4

Shimano Tiagra

Light weight
Compact
Cost Effective

Mid Range
5

Shimano 105

Very Light
Exceptionally Smooth
Increased Durability

Mid Range
6

Shimano Ultegra

Hollow Crank arms
Improved pivots and springs

Intermediate
7

Shimano Dura-Ace

Equal shifting through range
Perfect accuracy while shifting

Pro

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By Suhail Ahmed