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Averwind 1,090 183 March 3, 2016 at 09:07 PM in Sporting Goods (3) More Merlin Cycles Deals
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Promoted 03-04-2016 by brisar at 12:45 PM View Original Post
Update: The price has now slightly increased to $535.45

Merlin Cycles has Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-Speed Groupset on sale for $516 -> now $535.45. Shipping is free. Thanks Averwind

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Edited March 4, 2016 at 07:34 AM by Averwind
Chainset: 1 x Shimano Ultegra 6800 Chainset - 11 Speed / 175mm / 34/50 / Grey
Bottom Bracket: 1 x Shimano Ultegra 6800 Bottom Bracket - Black / English (BSA)
Cassette: 1 x Shimano Ultegra 6800 Cassette - 11-28 / 11 Speed
Chain: 1 x Shimano Ultegra 6800 Chain
Brakeset: 1 x Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brake Calipers - Pair - Grey / Pair
Front Derailleur: 1 x Shimano Ultegra 6800 Front Derailleur - 11 Speed / Braze On
Rear Derailleur: 1 x Shimano Ultegra 6800 Rear Derailleur - 11 Speed / Short Cage SS
STI Levers: 1 x Shimano Ultegra 6800 STI Levers - 11 Speed / Black Cables
https://www.merlincycles.com/shim...87898.html

Price is pretty close to the November deal

There is also Shimano 105 5800 11 Speed Groupset for $360.14
https://www.merlincycles.com/shim...72462.html
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They also have the 5800 group on sale for $360. The 5800 group is pretty darn nice, the primary difference between 6800 being 170g of extra weight. For most of us that little bit of extra weight won't be noticeable.

I went 5800 last summer on my new bike. I was debating back and forth but a buddy of mine who has both 5800 and 6800 told me that he really couldn't tell a difference between the two. I opted to save a little bit of cash with the lower groupset. Now that I've been riding it the 5800 is so smooth I can't imagine that the 6800 would perform $160 better.

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is that in British Pounds?
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Basically multiply British pounds by about 1.71 and you'll get the US value.
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They also have the 5800 group on sale for $360. The 5800 group is pretty darn nice, the primary difference between 6800 being 170g of extra weight. For most of us that little bit of extra weight won't be noticeable.

I went 5800 last summer on my new bike. I was debating back and forth but a buddy of mine who has both 5800 and 6800 told me that he really couldn't tell a difference between the two. I opted to save a little bit of cash with the lower groupset. Now that I've been riding it the 5800 is so smooth I can't imagine that the 6800 would perform $160 better.
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I bought a set from them (5800 105 Groupo plus a set of Fulcrum 7 wheels.) back last spring. I was QUITE happy with my purchase. Didn't even take long to ship overseas.
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Can the short cage rear derailleur actually handle the spread of 34x50 chainrings with 11x28 rear cogs?
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Quote from svanlinge View Post :
is that in British Pounds?
no + you can change currency from the top menu on desktop.
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Quote from Tundra_Man View Post :
They also have the 5800 group on sale for $360. The 5800 group is pretty darn nice, the primary difference between 6800 being 170g of extra weight. For most of us that little bit of extra weight won't be noticeable.

I went 5800 last summer on my new bike. I was debating back and forth but a buddy of mine who has both 5800 and 6800 told me that he really couldn't tell a difference between the two. I opted to save a little bit of cash with the lower groupset. Now that I've been riding it the 5800 is so smooth I can't imagine that the 6800 would perform $160 better.
thanks updated.
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Can the short cage rear derailleur actually handle the spread of 34x50 chainrings with 11x28 rear cogs?
Total capacity is (28-11) + (50-34) = 33T

I think that is probably a little high for a short cage, which I believe can take up somewhere around 29 or 30T before slack. A medium cage would definitely be preferred here... but it's not the end of the world either if you're ok with leaving out the combination of your smallest front gear with your smallest few back gears.
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I've often wondered why purchasing from the UK shops (wiggle, ribble, merlin) can often be cheaper than buying from a retailer here in the US. Anybody have any insight on that?
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I bought in November, ordered on a Saturday, received it on Wednesday in Washington state. $500.97, came well packaged and via UPS, didn't have to pay any other fees (though I was concerned). I'm having the mechanic put it on next month as I wanted to put some more wear and tear on my old 9-speed Dura Ace before swapping it out.

Link to previous deal: http://slickdeals.net/f/8326243-shimano-ultegra-6800-groupset-oem-500-97-free-shipping-bicycle-deal
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If you order here and its over 200 dollars, there are import duties and brokerage that are charged and collected by UPS, FEDEX, DHL that they send in a different bill. No, they will not work with you on this bill either, If you missed it, just check your credit report and you will see it. I buyer here often but not more than $200. I had to learn the hard way. 6800 groupset is a excellent set which I own on one of my bikes, and will fit the 50/34-11/28 setup. I ride dura ace 9070 and there is only a difference that 10 percent of people would notice. 5800 /105 groupset and above is the sweet spot
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I've often wondered why purchasing from the UK shops (wiggle, ribble, merlin) can often be cheaper than buying from a retailer here in the US. Anybody have any insight on that?
Some of the UK sellers purchase the Shimano products in bulk packaging, some loophole they can do as bike retailers. (as in they buy components to install on their Ribble branded bikes). Not uncommon to receive the components without the usual blue/gray retail packaging.

I think Shimano was charging the US distributors more, as well, but they recently lowered their prices due to the complaints.

UK buyers have to add VAT to the prices, we're exempt...unless the shipping carrier collects duty fees.
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I didn't pay anything in November, though I thought I would have to after reading comments from other buyers and was prepared to pay roughly 10% when I saw it coming UPS.
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