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    Hey all,
    I'm looking for my first road bike, and I've found a bike with Campagnolo Avanti components. I'm wondering how these compare to things like Shimano Sora, Tiagra, 105's, Ultegra, etc?

    Here is the complete component set:
    Campagnolo Avanti set
    Campagnolo Avanti ErgoPower dual-pivot levers
    Campagnolo Veloce 9-speed rear derailleur (though only 8 cogs)

    Would I be better off getting a new bike equipped with 8-speed Sora, or are these Campy components much better?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevRC4130
    Hey all,
    I'm looking for my first road bike, and I've found a bike with Campagnolo Avanti components. I'm wondering how these compare to things like Shimano Sora, Tiagra, 105's, Ultegra, etc?

    Here is the complete component set:
    Campagnolo Avanti set
    Campagnolo Avanti ErgoPower dual-pivot levers
    Campagnolo Veloce 9-speed rear derailleur (though only 8 cogs)

    Would I be better off getting a new bike equipped with 8-speed Sora, or are these Campy components much better?

    Thanks
    avanti was about if not the bottom of the barrel. I would not want 8 sped campy.

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    I use Avanti on my Bianchi Eros 1999. I think they rock. I have used Chorus and Avanti and they are equal.

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    I did ride Avanti once and thought it quite serviceable. And I'm a big fan of the current almost-bottom group, Mirage, so hey, why not?
    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    avanti was about if not the bottom of the barrel. I would not want 8 sped campy.
    Yeah, it was the bottom, where Xenon sits now. But 8-speed? Nothing wrong with 8 unless you want practically gapless ratios. 8-speed Chorus or Record were da bomb.

    Quote Originally Posted by cazzooo
    I use Avanti on my Bianchi Eros 1999. I think they rock. I have used Chorus and Avanti and they are equal.
    I bet they were closer than most folks realize or normally admit. (but = !! ?)!

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