||04-01-08 08:08 AM
My $1000 range Lemond came with decent calipers. No name stamped on the shiny finish but they work. After the replaceable pads wore, I replaced them with Ultegra shoes ($10). I priced the replacement inserts, $30?:eek:....I go the entire shoe for $10 and the pad material is thicker!
Well I installed them and they wrok great. Didn't need fancy calipers. I have other bikes with Ultegra, 105's and such. These just as well. I'm 240 so I get pretty good speeds (45 mph) while descending on mountain rides. Perfectly fine for stopping my body mass. I can't understand when I hear liteweight guys talking about upgrading to Dura Ace cause the Ultegra is weak. I've read plenty of these posts and not many even ride in the mountains!:D
If you have extra money and want the bling bling, then go for it!:p