I have a 2016 Bianchi Via Nirone 7 with a 2400 2x8 Claris groupset.
A buddy of mine is "upgrading" in stages and is letting go of his 105 components at a VERY reasonable price. Great timing too because my bottom bracket and brakes just kicked the bucket.
I want to continue biking since this is my only bike, so...
If I got his 105 crankset (FC-R7000 175x50/34) and bottom bracket (BBR60), could I install them on my bike? I know there's some difference in chain spacing and that the chain is more liable to rub on the inside of the bigger chainrings in the small/small crossover gears, but those are gears I shouldn't be using anyways. As long as it is a 175x50/34 crank, it shouldn't be a major problem right? My current crankset is a FC-RS200 with a BB-UN26 68mm 113mm bottom bracket.
This guy installed a 11-speed Ultegra crank on his 8-speed Claris and it seems to work:
Also, will the 105 BR-R7000 Brake Calipers work with my ST-2400 Brifters?
If anyone else has attempted this, please chime in. Any insight will be appreciated.