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Old 07-03-18, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
...when you can get a USA made Allied for a better price in any color you want.
I beg to differ on "better price". Allied is quite expensive. The current price on an Alpha Ultegra group (mechanical) is over $4500. I get the premium on made in "USA" however it's a bit too much. While it's nice that they let you configure the cassette, chain rings, etc. they charge $100 to change the chain rings from 52/36 to 50/34 and another hundred if you want 11/32 on the cassette. I'm not sure why there's such a premium on these "custom" options it's a matter of pulling the correct parts out of the bin.
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