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View Poll Results: What would you choose?
Dura-Ace Di2 Groupset 9 30.00%
Park Tool MK-187 master mechanic tool kit 21 70.00%
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Old 06-06-09, 08:56 AM   #1
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What would you choose?

Given thay they cost about the same amount and you had the dough to spend...what would you choose?

This:



Or this:



I've already made my pick.
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I don't need a DA group... if I needed a 12 speed set, I'd just wait until the Ultegra came out.
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I've no interest in the former. I'd go for the latter if it were free money, or a subset of the latter if it were my own.
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Toolkit. Can be used on multiple bikes at once.

The DA gruppo can only be used by one bike at a time. (And I can't use the brifters on my Kona.)
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The sad part is...there's still a lot of tools I'd add to the latter.

I was just surprised that they cost about the same considering how much you get and how long either would last.
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Well, Di2 is horrendously overpriced.
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DA is just for bling anyway. You can never have enough tools.
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DA has alot of bling value. Also, that's too many tools.
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Dura Ace FTW

I know my limitations - Arguably, I know how to ride a bike passably well. With that many tools, I could break things I didn't even know existed.
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WTH does anyone need with an electric groupset?

Toolset all the way FTW.
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how is that stool not bling?
I also see that bottle opener hiding in there.
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Rival + the toolkit. If you can afford Di2, you can come up with an extra $600.
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Also, that's too many tools.
There's no such thing.
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I must admit...I'm impressed.

Dura-Ace is pretty much the pinnacle of cycling technology IMO. You can really see it in the fit and finish, and to have a crankset made of cold-forged aluminum that is competitive with any carbon crank out there is a true achievement.

The only downside I can see is what has already been stated: It's only for one bike. Heck, you'd still need a frame "worthy" of the parts...and a wheelset...and bars, stem, seatpost, saddle, etc.

Tools can last a lifetime, and I see the near consensus as being surrounded by lifelong cyclists that can see past the bling down the road a fair piece.
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The tools, too often I find myself fixing things with less than adequate and certainly not recommended tools and methods :-(
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I had a change to demo the Di2, shifting was like nothing else. Push a button, shift. Every time. It was smooth no matter what pressure was on the pedals. And the button was hard enough that it took a push to shift, not just a touch. The force to shift was just right. If I had the cash, I'd by a set. But for free, I'd take it over the tools, most of which I wouldn't use.
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DA is fine if you actually race, otherwise a mix of 105/ultegra or preferably Centaur is the better option (Yeah, I'm a Campy *****).
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DA has alot of bling value. Also, that's too many tools.
Heresy.

There is no such thing as too many tools.
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$4400.00...

For me one is about spending money and the other would be a write off and something that would pay for itself in a short span of time.

Really... it's a no brainer.
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Dura Ace FTW

I know my limitations - Arguably, I know how to ride a bike passably well. With that many tools, I could break things I didn't even know existed.
+1. While I'd like all the tools (or even a workstand) it is probably better if I'm not left in charge of too many tools. Some of those tools would allow me to completely stuff up a perfectly good bike.
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Talk to your LBS wrench and discuss which tools you need to survive in the every day world as a home mechanic. Buy just those and add when a need arises. Buying the full pro kit will stock you up with tools you may never use. (Not that there's anythning wrong with that.)

Then buy DA 7900.

Save hundreds.
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I choose "C," Campy Record.
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