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Cheapest place to buy ultegra compact groupset

Old 10-20-08, 07:21 PM
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Cheapest place to buy ultegra compact groupset

I'm looking for the cheapest place to buy an ultegra compact groupset. Probikekit has had nothing in stock for some time (yes I've signed up for the email notification). Totalcycling has great prices and you can choose to modify the groupset to include the R700 compact crank, but they only have 165 and 175 lengths. They have the ultegra compact crank in stock, but you can't get it as part of a groupset.
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i got my ultegra group from www.chainreactioncycles.com they had the chepest price by far at the time.

If not them try www.probikekit.com
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Performance or Nashbar(will match each others price)
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Nashbar was bought out by Performance a few years back. Thats why they will price match each other.

However, Performance will price match any company WITH a store front, not web only.
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I have an RC700 crank with 175mm crank arms for sale. PM me if you are interested.
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I would buy Rival over Ultegra
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How do you know what size crank arms are right for you? Is there a huge difference from 170, 172.5 & 175?
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How do you know what size crank arms are right for you? Is there a huge difference from 170, 172.5 & 175?
Be careful as you are opening pandora's box on this one

if you want to look into it check out Zinn's site and then also do some reading on Bontrager's fit ideas and see what you like.

The simple answer is ride what you have.
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I also have an R700 crank for sale. 172.5mm cranks, which are normally on bikes sized 54-58.
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As far as crank arm length goes, there was a study done with TT/Tri athletes that performed better with a shorter crank arm length, but it can be applied to the standard road rider.

IIRC its in the current issue of Triathlete.
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Originally Posted by frdfandc
As far as crank arm length goes, there was a study done with TT/Tri athletes that performed better with a shorter crank arm length, but it can be applied to the standard road rider.

IIRC its in the current issue of Triathlete.
Probably cause triathletes mash and shorter cranks force them to spin a little more.

These studies have been done time and time again, and all of them have different results. One study swapped crank arm lengths for pro riders and found that it made no difference if saddle height was adjusted as well.

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I only ride 172.462 cranks. Hard to find but they let me generate optimal power.
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It turns out that probikekit got the compact cranks back in stock today. They have been out of stock for months now. I was able to get everything but the cassette and the chain. So I'm in business.
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ultegra cranks are in stock at PBK, get them while you can.
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ultegra cranks are in stock at PBK, get them while you can.
+1, I missed out on getting some Campy Ergopower shifters (chorus, or Record for an upcoming build) and now they are sadly out of stock.
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