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Old 03-27-07, 03:41 PM
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Question about SRM offerings

So they have SRM Compact Pro for 3k (they say it's 10 speed compatible when you email them, but not on their website), and SRM DuraAce 10 speed 3.4k (which can be equipped with compact chain ring). The DuraAce uses newer BB. The Compact Pro uses octalink. From that perspective and considering potential resell value (if/when trying to re-sell getting the most money back). Is it worth extra 400 bucks?
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I don't think I've ever--anywhere--seen one of those on the road in person. So get what floats your boat and skip the re-sale, because most folks looking for those can spring for new anyway.

Anyone here actually have one? Who bought it?
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I'd wait, and scan the used market.

I had a riding parter who got burnt out racing CAT-2, and sold ALL of his bike schwag. Including an SRM. For peanuts.
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if you need a compact you don't need the SRM. For the price of that power meter you might want to consider the powertap. Floyd used the powertap in the Tour.

If your rich enough to purchase the SRM, I don't know why you care about resale.
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Thanks for reply, but thats not what I asked. I am not rich just saved some money, etc, and didn't buy the latest and greatest carbon fiber bike. I don't really care what Floyd, or Lance, or anyone other Pro used.
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if you need a compact you don't need the SRM. For the price of that power meter you might want to consider the powertap. Floyd used the powertap in the Tour.

If your rich enough to purchase the SRM, I don't know why you care about resale.
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I have been watching Ebay for a while. They did have nice deals on SRMs, but none of them were compact. There is also a question of warranty. Not all of them come with original receipt.
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I'd wait, and scan the used market.

I had a riding parter who got burnt out racing CAT-2, and sold ALL of his bike schwag. Including an SRM. For peanuts.

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Old 03-27-07, 05:37 PM
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You don't need a compact 39-27 will get you up anything you can ride a road bike up anyway.
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Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
You don't need a compact 39-27 will get you up anything you can ride a road bike up anyway.
Yes... but not in the zone and cadence I want to.
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I've never heard of SRM checking if anyone was the original owner. Whenever someone's SRM needed servicing, they've always worked with the customer. I think it's effectively a lifetime warranty for any owner. That's the impression I've gotten over the years.

In 9 years, I've never had to send an SRM in for servicing.

Compact SRMs are rare on eBay. I decided to stay with standard and got the DuraAce version.
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Get the Dura Ace NEW. Having the warranty on that is completely worth it. Plus, resale on the Dura Ace version is much better. Dura Ace system is also way easier to switch than any of the octalink setups.

I just spent weeks researching this and just ordered the Dura Ace model. Should be in sometime in the next day or so. If you want to know anything more about it, PM me and i'll let you know how everything goes.
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