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    Claris to 105

    I have a bike with Shimano Claris group set. I want to upgrade the shifters. I can care less about derailleurs. What are my options?

    I've considered changing the set to Mr Ride 2015 Shimano 105 5800 2X11S Shifters Derailleur Group Set 3pc Black | eBay

    but i don't know if my bike would take that frond derailleur. I have a Charge Plug performance exclusive. I know i would have to upgrade the cassette. Could i potentially keep the Claris front derailleur and use the 105 2step front shifter? and then just upgrade the rear?

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    CB of the East
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    Is the Claris an 8-speed? If so, you would need a different hub to go to 11 speed so I don't think that will work.

    I just upgraded my 3x8 system to 3x10 105 group by changing the shifters and cassette. That works fine. I suspect you can use a triple shifter. You would probably want to set it up to use the higher 2 gears which would mean that it would click down to the smallest chaingring position but nothing would happen because the limit screws would stop it.

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    since 4/10/2009
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    Yeah, your hub needs to be 11spd compatible to make the switch on a road bike. Some, like Mavic, have been 11spd compatible for a long time. Others have not.

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