I am preparing to buy a complete 9 speed shimano group for my bike with the exception of the dual pivot brake calipers (to save money). I currently have some old campy side pull brakes. Braking seems fine to me....but I haven't ridden dual pivot so I don't know what I'm missing.
I checked to price on the calipers and they only add $50-$60 to the price. I'm on a tight budget, but was wondering if they will make my STI conversion that much easier? Will my side pull brakes work with STI or do I have to do some modifications to get them to work.
ALSO a ultegra kit ends up only costing $60 more than the 105. Is it worth it just to get the ultegra?
P.S. THe 105 kit does come wiith an ultegra bottom bracket, ultegra chain, and ultegra cassette.