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Dura-ace v Campagnolo

Old 08-16-10, 05:44 AM
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Dura-ace v Campagnolo

Dura-ace v Campagnolo

Buying new Canyon bike, which shifters are best dura-ace 7900 or Campagnolo record
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Old 08-16-10, 07:11 AM
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"which shifters are best dura-ace 7900 or Campagnolo record"

Both are really good. Record will give you 11 gears in the rear while Dura-ace will only give you 10. Record ergo levers are rebuildable...STI typically is not.

You will need to match the derailleurs, hubs, and cassette to whatever shifters you get, so be sure to look for prices for those components too if you are looking at cost as a deciding factor.

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Both are good and Greenfieldja pretty much summed up the differences. 11 cogs for Campy vs 10 for DA. (Advantage to Campy? Maybe not.) Campy levers are rebuildable and DA are not (advantage to Campy? Yes).

Cost and Availability: Campy is likely to be significantly more expensive for the remaining components and replacement parts in the future but is very durable. Shimano compatible rear hubs and wheels are far more common than Campy.

BTW, this is very much a Ford vs Chevy type of topic and can, and has, produced long acrimonious threads. The partisans on both sides can be very defensive about their choices. I have both Shimano and Campy bikes and like them both so I'm not strongly disposed toward either.
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Why don't you ask, which is better, light or dark beer?

Both make great stuff, and any serious mechanical differences are small enough that you'd never notice. Base your decision of factors that matter to you, like the feel and comfort of the brake levers, general cosmetic or status considerations, or simply which costs less.
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Campy shifters are a lot cheaper (purchased from Europe), rebuildable and they will still shift 3 cogs larger with one sweep of the finger lever, plus up to 5 cogs smaller with one push of the thumb button. Shimano's brake/shift lever can only shift 2-cogs larger and one cog smaller, at a time.

The Shimano brakes hoods are longer than ever. That might be good if you have a long torso and need a 130mm stem, but bad if you're already using a 90-100mm stem.
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SRAM has not spent the money putting the latest version of their stuff
under the pros as long as Campag, and Shimano, but they are doing that too.

more than 2 as before, but they are in the game now, too,..


and don't forget the new electronic shifting scheme Shimano came out with this past year
in their DA+ level gear.. push button shifting.

which , like a light switch on both ends of a stairway operating the same light,

the electronic shifting kit can be fitted onto the tip of aerobars,

and also from the buttons and touch paddles in the brake lever hoods .
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I swear people used to put more effort into trolls around here.
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I swear people used to put more effort into trolls around here.
Maybe everyone's mellowing with age, like a single malt scotch.
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Why don't you ask, which is better, light or dark beer?
That's easy. Dark beer of course. Why would anyone want anything else? Discuss.
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I like the Ceske Budovar better , but Im not in the CZech area, so I have the American Stella instead..
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