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    Upgrading my ride. SRAM Force or Ultegra??

    I have an old (but still beautiful) bike and want to put new components on it. I'm not spending the ridiculous money on Dura-Ace or SRAM Red, but I want good stuff. I've read many places that Force and Ultegra offer performance close to that of their top of the line counterparts. The difference is mainly weight savings. I'm certainly not at the level where a few grams are worth a few hundred dollars.

    I was hoping to get some opinions as to which most people feel is the better group. FORCE or Ultegra. It seems they're pretty close in price most places. I know Shimano has the track record but it seems like SRAM is coming on strong. Thanks very much for any input.

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    cab horn
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    I hate how the SRAM shifters feel. Can you say "mode error"? Same lever to shift up and doen. Lame!
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Senior Member fueledbymetal's Avatar
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    My first two bikes had shimano (105 then Ultegra), but I tried SRAM and will never go back to Shimano again. I say go with Force or even Rival if you want to save a few $$$.
    2013 Seven Ti Ex Pat (touring rig), 2012 Seven Singlespeed, 2012 Cannondale SuperSix Evo, 2010 Canndnoale CAAD9 and a few mountain bikes :)

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    Senior Member Garfield Cat's Avatar
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    Never had SRAM, only Ultegra and Dura Ace. Before you decide, did you have a chance to read up on the difference between Ultegra and Dura Ace?

    Try this link: http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/fea...-ultegra.shtml

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    Hey Garfield, thanks so much for the link. Very interesting and helpful. Really appreciate it.

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    Riding behind enemy lines iluvfreebeer's Avatar
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    2010 SRAM Force, no question.
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    That probably makes him as good a cheater as a cyclist.

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