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Old 11-04-07, 02:00 PM
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Campy Vs. Dura Ace

I'm sure this has been debated for a long time, but I have been searching the forums and haven't found it addressed directly. Is the new Campy Record component group (Ultra Torque etc.) that much better than Dura Ace? Worth switching for? Thanks...
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Campy is always better than Shimano, regardless of price range or vintage. Always. Even broken or rusted Campy stuff has mojo. Shimano stuff has no mojo whatsoever. I hope this helps.
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Campy is always better than Shimano, regardless of price range or vintage. Always. Even broken or rusted Campy stuff has mojo. Shimano stuff has no mojo whatsoever. I hope this helps.
+1 absolutely agree!
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Originally Posted by blwells View Post
I'm sure this has been debated for a long time, but I have been searching the forums and haven't found it addressed directly. Is the new Campy Record component group (Ultra Torque etc.) that much better than Dura Ace? Worth switching for? Thanks...
Guess what? You're 100% correct.
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I love the asthetics of Campy stuff more, but Shimano fits better in my hands. Guess I'll have to suffer through it.
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I love the asthetics of Campy stuff more, but Shimano fits better in my hands. Guess I'll have to suffer through it.
This isn't about you.
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It's a matter of preference. Like Ford vs Chevy. They both will serve you fine, it just depends on what you personally like better.
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I like Shimano MUCH better, the shifting is very crisp, they make a great looking groupset that's light without having to use carbon fiber. Also, I really like Japanese products. Shimano also has a better price-performance ration IMO.
If you want a Campy for the carbon UT crnaks, Fulcrum's "new" UT cranks are out, which are the same as the Record and Chorus.
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Another Campy vs. Shimano Thread?

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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
I like Shimano MUCH better, the shifting is very crisp, they make a great looking groupset that's light without having to use carbon fiber. Also, I really like Japanese products. Shimano also has a better price-performance ration IMO.
If you want a Campy for the carbon UT crnaks, Fulcrum's "new" UT cranks are out, which are the same as the Record and Chorus.
This isn't about you either.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
Another Campy vs. Shimano Thread?

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Another Campy vs. Shimano Thread?

My wife just called me an idiot. She found out what I've been laughing at for the last 3 minutes.

Nice job.
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My wife just called me an idiot. She found out what I've been laughing at for the last 3 minutes.

Nice job.
Is it about him?
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Originally Posted by blwells View Post
I'm sure this has been debated for a long time, but I have been searching the forums and haven't found it addressed directly. Is the new Campy Record component group (Ultra Torque etc.) that much better than Dura Ace? Worth switching for? Thanks...
The best way to settle this is for you to buy two Cervelo SLC SLs or Litespeed Archon, one with full Campy Record and the other with Full Dura Ace...Test ride it both for a month and come back let us know your verdict.

Point is, its all on the end user.....
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The best way to settle this is for you to buy two Cervelo SLC SLs or Litespeed Archon, one with full Campy Record and the other with Full Dura Ace...Test ride it both for a month and come back let us know your verdict.
I'm happy to take whichever bike you don't like off your hands, campy or shimano
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Another Campy vs. Shimano Thread?


Another satisfied owner fondling his Campy mojo.
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Originally Posted by blwells View Post
I'm sure this has been debated for a long time, but I have been searching the forums and haven't found it addressed directly. Is the new Campy Record component group (Ultra Torque etc.) that much better than Dura Ace? Worth switching for? Thanks...
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Man, you're killing me!

Both groups will get you where you need to go.
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My preference is for the very aerodynamic routing of Campagnolo Record cables completely beneath the handlebar tape. All of my roadbikes have been Campagnolo for decades because that is my preference, although DuraAce is also a very fine choice for enthusiasts.

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Originally Posted by blwells View Post
I'm sure this has been debated for a long time, but I have been searching the forums and haven't found it addressed directly. Is the new Campy Record component group (Ultra Torque etc.) that much better than Dura Ace? Worth switching for? Thanks...
Yes its that much better than Dura Ace and its totally worth switching. Come over to Campy Land and all will be better.
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Finally. A thread that matters.
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My preference is for the very aerodynamic routing of Campagnolo Record cables completely beneath the handlebar tape. All of my roadbikes have been Campagnolo for decades because that is my preference, although DuraAce is also a very fine choice for enthusiasts.

[CENTER ][IMG ]http://www.campagnolo.com/pics/RECORD-Groupset.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]
enthusiasts like these guys?



















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...very aerodynamic routing of Campagnolo Record cables ...
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You gotta admit, it is better than the shimano routing. Wires all over the place FTL.
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This is my favorite thread. It gets better every time its repeated, like a myth or legend.

I especially like the part when the hero uses the search function.

Besides, we know that you'll like Dura-Ace more, but Campy is better anyhow by default.

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