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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondoman View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mjolniir View Post
    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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