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    Veloce vs. Centaur shifters ??

    Have found new 9spd Ergos at on-line retailers. Centaurs are $5.00 more than Veloce. Is there any real functional difference between the two that would warrent 5 bucks more? Currently I have Veloce's on one bike (with J-Tek) and I'm very happy. Any real differences between the two models??
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossChain
    Have found new 9spd Ergos at on-line retailers. Centaurs are $5.00 more than Veloce. Is there any real functional difference between the two that would warrent 5 bucks more? Currently I have Veloce's on one bike (with J-Tek) and I'm very happy. Any real differences between the two models??
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    The only difference I am aware of (other than $5 and a different name) is that there is a cutout on the shifter under the brake lever. This is supposed to help you find the sweet spot when shifting, and saves about 3g. At 3g/5$, that's by no means the most expensive way to save weight on a bike

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    Honestly, I've used both and can't tell the difference. I am using a set of Daytona 10 speed and they are really no different than Veloce. BUT, if you can get Centaur for only $5 more, do it. When you go to sell the brifters used in the future, the Centaur version will fetch way more than $5 over Veloce. There are lots of snobs out there willing to pay more for the same thing. Good luck.

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    Mmmmmm... up-branding. As far as I know Centaur and Veloce brifters have the same core, just different finish.

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