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Old 05-10-08, 01:59 PM   #1
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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)

Front derailleur:
Shimano Alivio
Shimano Acera
Shimano Tourney
Shimano Deore
Shimano R443

Rear derailleur:
Shimano FD-M411
Shimano FD-C051
Shimano C102
Shimano Deore
Shimano Alivio
Shimano Altus

Brakes:
Tektro 837AL
Tektro M530
Tektro V
Avid SD3 V
TB-07 AL

Crank:
Shimano M191
FSA Dyna Drive
Shimano FC-M151
Shimano M341
RPM CFM Triple

Shifters:
Shimano ST-R221
Shimano EF50
Shimano EZ-Fire Integrated
Shimano Alivio
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/
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Old 05-10-08, 05:56 PM   #2
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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
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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
Thanks!

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
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This is something you should maybe search the forums for, or perhaps look at Shimano's website to get an idea.
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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.
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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.
Thanks!

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
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