Thanks for this comparison. When it comes to purchasing a gift for our babies, nothing says I love you like a new groupo. As we spend more time on the bike and rack up the miles, it makes sense to upgrade assuming your bike fit is dialed in.
In my experience, the upgrade from 105 to ultegra was significant. If you are just getting started, it will not make a difference. As we begin to understand what we like and what we don’t like, after that 10,000 shift, we begin to appreciate ulegra and it’s smoothness.
Does the weight make a difference? Absolutely not. Let’s all make a commitment to lose a pound or two around our bellies. There is your performance increase right there!
And the price. Well, let’s face it. As much as we may protest, we enjoy purchasing gifts for our bikes.
I agree, when you are ready, or when your bike is ready, make the leap to ultegra.
Many proposed applications of the cargo bicycle are everything but new ( 7 ). During the first half of the twentieth century, service providers and artisans were among the main users of cargo cycles. Almost every profession made use of cargo cycles which were specially designed to carry the tools of their trade . These were both commercially available models as well as self-adapted vehicles. Cargo cycles also played an important role in the delivery of goods, mostly bread, meat, vegetables, fruit and dairy products. Again, every profession used a cargo cycle that was best suited to perform the specific duty. Cargo cycles were a large improvement over horse, donkey or dog powered carts, which were slower and much more expensive to operate.