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Help deciding group for RS

Old 07-09-07, 04:26 PM
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Help deciding group for RS

I've got to be one of the only persons that hasn't built up his RS yet. Primarily due to financial reasons then indecisiveness. Ok, Here are the options:

Option 1. Campagnolo (currently have a bike with 06 veloce and like it)
07 Centaur group with Chorus shifters from GVH
Compact Crank
I build wheels based on MG Serenity Hubs and Ritchey WCS rims and DB spokes
Option 2.SRAM (never used before but am intrigued)
SRAM Force Group from Ebay
Compact Crank
I would use WCS Protocol Wheelset I already have on another bike(not the same as the rims that would be used on the campy wheel build)
Option 3.Shimano(currently have a bike with Ultegra and like it as well)
Dura Ace Group from PBK
No Compact Option; will live with standard double
I would use WCS Protocol Wheelset I already have on another bike(not the same as the rims that would be used on the campy wheel build)
Each option will be about the same price with the Campagnolo option not taking a wheelset away from one of my other bikes.
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Old 07-09-07, 04:41 PM
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you are going through the same thing as what everyone else and myself included right now with building up their future and current PF group buys...
Damn hate those tough choices .
I like campy's stuff a lot and would normally say go with the campy build ... but sense you already have a campy bike and a Sham / Dura race bike why not just shoot for the SRAM ...
You'll be able to enjoy all 3 worlds of bike setups and could weigh in a lot of advice in the forms on how each set feels the same and also how each feels different... <--- I hope that just made sense.
You could slap the RS with your 06 Campy build and slap the SRAM stuff on your other build  … Naked carbon bikes look pretty sweet with campy stuff slapped on them.
Dang it i bet i'm no help at all
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With Sram, I'd wait until next year with next generation Sram shifters, and even then, I'll still opt for Sram Rival shifters.

Chrorus is way overpriced over Dura Ace and you have missed the opportunity to get PBK dura ace groupset for 926 USD (shipped to CA). But don't worry, you can still get DA grouset for like 970 USD at PBK with 5% right now.

If I were you (as I also am waiting for my PF frame), I'll wait for Sram Rival shifters and get DA everything with a shiftmate. Worked perfect. If purchase on PBK, you can always get back 250 dollars with new DA shifters through ebay. Good luck



Originally Posted by huytheskigod
I've got to be one of the only persons that hasn't built up his RS yet. Primarily due to financial reasons then indecisiveness. Ok, Here are the options:

Option 1. Campagnolo (currently have a bike with 06 veloce and like it)
07 Centaur group with Chorus shifters from GVH
Compact Crank
I build wheels based on MG Serenity Hubs and Ritchey WCS rims and DB spokes
Option 2.SRAM (never used before but am intrigued)
SRAM Force Group from Ebay
Compact Crank
I would use WCS Protocol Wheelset I already have on another bike(not the same as the rims that would be used on the campy wheel build)
Option 3.Shimano(currently have a bike with Ultegra and like it as well)
Dura Ace Group from PBK
No Compact Option; will live with standard double
I would use WCS Protocol Wheelset I already have on another bike(not the same as the rims that would be used on the campy wheel build)
Each option will be about the same price with the Campagnolo option not taking a wheelset away from one of my other bikes.
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Bay Area is hilly so I don't look down on you for choosing compact.

However, just note that with campy, go between compact and standard is a PIA

For weight, price , performance as considerations as well as cassette choices: mixing the news Sram shifters (with redesigned of the indexing for the front derailleur) and Dura Ace gives you the best of both worlds. You already have campy and shimano so sram is a natural choice. Although, I do hope they lover the price of rival shifters, about 250 USD on ebay, the price of campy record shifters and DA shifters-ridiculous!

Originally Posted by huytheskigod
I've got to be one of the only persons that hasn't built up his RS yet. Primarily due to financial reasons then indecisiveness. Ok, Here are the options:

Option 1. Campagnolo (currently have a bike with 06 veloce and like it)
07 Centaur group with Chorus shifters from GVH
Compact Crank
I build wheels based on MG Serenity Hubs and Ritchey WCS rims and DB spokes
Option 2.SRAM (never used before but am intrigued)
SRAM Force Group from Ebay
Compact Crank
I would use WCS Protocol Wheelset I already have on another bike(not the same as the rims that would be used on the campy wheel build)
Option 3.Shimano(currently have a bike with Ultegra and like it as well)
Dura Ace Group from PBK
No Compact Option; will live with standard double
I would use WCS Protocol Wheelset I already have on another bike(not the same as the rims that would be used on the campy wheel build)
Each option will be about the same price with the Campagnolo option not taking a wheelset away from one of my other bikes.
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Old 07-09-07, 05:03 PM
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I'm a longtime shimano lover but I went with SRAM just for the cable routing. I also didn't want to have to switch wheels. I wanted to keep the clean look of the bike as much as possible, even with a wireless computer. I would probably go SRAM but wait for the Red shifters.

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Originally Posted by FranckCisco
Chrorus is way overpriced over Dura Ace and you have missed the opportunity to get PBK dura ace groupset for 926 USD (shipped to CA). But don't worry, you can still get DA grouset for like 970 USD at PBK with 5% right now.
It helps to read the OP. He said Chorus shifters with a Centaur compact group. Chorus shifters cost less than Dura Ace. Even the Record shifters cost less than Dura Ace STI. The Campy group specified in the OP would be $773 at GHV bikes.
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yeah, it helps for everyone, not just me. I think the OP was referring to GVH.....

GHV does not exist.

Originally Posted by Indolent58
It helps to read the OP. He said Chorus shifters with a Centaur compact group. Chorus shifters cost less than Dura Ace. Even the Record shifters cost less than Dura Ace STI. The Campy group specified in the OP would be $773 at GHV bikes.
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Reading and typing are different skills.
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