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  • Dura-Ace Di2 Groupset

    9 30.00%
  • Park Tool MK-187 master mechanic tool kit

    21 70.00%
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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.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatMaster View Post
    Also, that's too many tools.
    There's no such thing.
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    Toolkit.
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    Tools.
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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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    TOOLS

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatMaster View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jgt_madone_newb View Post
    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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