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Old 08-14-07, 06:20 PM   #1
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DA or Da Leap?

The Ultegra brifters that DrPete so kindly sold me a while back are seeing the end of their days after lots of miles and some crashes. What shall their replacement be? DA or Force (+ Force RD)? Discuss.
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Old 08-14-07, 06:25 PM   #2
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After using Shimano for like...ever....I built up my Trek 2500 race bike with SRAM. I like it. A lot. I now much prefer the SRAM bike over the Shimano bike. Took about a week to get accustomed to it, but I wouldn't trade it.

Get the Rival brifters and RD and save some cash. The only thing that is a noticeable difference between the two groups is the crankset.
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And the brake lever... CF on the Force and brushed AL on the Rival, right? I know I'd be paying for bling, but boy do I love CF.
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Oh....well, if ya want carbon, then Force. Me, I don't care either way....as long as it works .
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Campy is CF.
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I have a new take-off Force RD I was thinking about selling if you decide to go that way.
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yeah but i don't want the added cost of replacing all my freehub bodies and cassettes. Shiftmate is ugly.
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yeah but i don't want the added cost of replacing all my freehub bodies and cassettes. Shiftmate is ugly.
DA...for now. PM JRennie and ask his opinion on SRAM.
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Yeah, I mean, I'll admit that one of my fears with SRAM is the exploding RD.
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Mine's been ok so far with over 1,000 miles on it....
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make da leap

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I have two Force RD's, on my TT and Road bike. Thousands of miles later, I haven't had any problems with this blowing up rear derailleur stuff that I've heard...like...one person total whine about. Plus, it has double tap = good.

Make 'da leap.
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I can't wait to make the leap!
I only wish Shimano had internal shifter housing and carbon fiber bits and pieces. This is the only REAL reason I'd switch to SRAM. I do like the Double Tap concept, but haven't ridden it enough to form a solid opinion.
That being said, there's really nothing wrong with my Ultegra components, other than the shiny metallic look.
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I've raced/trained exclusively with SRAM Force since February.

Over 10,000 miles and 27 races with no problems, I love the group.

I can't wait to try SRAM Red for my next group, probably not until 2009 though.
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yeah but i don't want the added cost of replacing all my freehub bodies and cassettes. Shiftmate is ugly.
Its the cost of getting into the club but when I switched, I broke even on selling my wheels. Cassettes? Its hard selling cassettes but I made back some money.
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