Sort those components
I have a few bikes in mind and I'd like to compare their components.
Which one are really important?
Can you please guys note each component (1: best, 2: second best, etc)
Avid SD3 V
FSA Dyna Drive
RPM CFM Triple
Shimano EZ-Fire Integrated
SRAM TRX Unilever trigger-shift
Those are the components of the following bikes:
Kona DEW: http://www.konaworld.com/08_dew.htm
Jamis Coda: http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/bikes/...s/08coda.html#
Norco VFR6: http://www.norco.com/bikes/city_and_..._6_v-brake.php
Gary Fisher Monoma: http://www.fisherbikes.com/bike/model/monona
Gary Fisher Wingra: http://www.fisherbikes.com/bike/model/wingra
Rocky Mountain Metro 10: http://www.bikes.com/main+en+01_102+...e=Metro%2010#3
Trek F.2X: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes..._path/fx/72fx/
Giant FCR3: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...86/bike_model/
I'm pretty sure the "FD" prefix on some of the "rear" derailers your list means they are actually front derailers.
Otherwise, this thread should help you: Shimano Heirarchy
Originally Posted by Mondoman
You're right FD is for Front Dérailleur but I saw that in the rear derailleur specs!?
It's difficult to compare components, especially if they're from different manufacturers.
Even within Shimano I suspect they have different names for the same thing
This is something you should maybe search the forums for, or perhaps look at Shimano's website to get an idea.
I just looked at all the websites. At this price point, they are all pretty similar. You will only get one component on each of the bikes that shows any real difference.
The only one that I have an opinion on is the crank, and the one on the Gary Fisher Monoma is the best.
Originally Posted by mjolniir
The GF Monoma is also the most expensive of my list so I guess in the end you get what you paid for - which somewhat makes sense