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$700 for SRAM Red over Ultegra?

Old 07-27-10, 09:46 AM
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$700 for SRAM Red over Ultegra?

About to order my S2, finally. SRAM Red is on sale for $4700, Ultegra is at $4000. I don't know much about SRAM.

What would BF do? (I'm not dying to spend another $700, but I will if it's going to be worth it)
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Old 07-27-10, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by ijen0311 View Post
About to order my S2, finally. SRAM Red is on sale for $4700, Ultegra is at $4000. I don't know much about SRAM.

What would BF do? (I'm not dying to spend another $700, but I will if it's going to be worth it)
BF would get a Cannondale Supersix Hi-Mod 1.







































At least that is what I would do...
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I have not ridden Red but I really like my Ultegra 6700. Don't think you can go wrong with either.
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Go for Red and don't look back!
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OK serious answer.

Shimano and SRAM are completely different systems. The ergonomics are completely different. This is an impossible question to answer objectively.
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Originally Posted by Hunt-man View Post
I have not ridden Red but I really like my Ultegra 6700. Don't think you can go wrong with either.
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I've ridden both. I prefer Ultegra 6700 over Red. I would pay more for Ultegra 6700 because the shifting is quieter, easier, more refined.

At a $700 price difference, with Red higher, this isn't even a close call.

But what would the BF do? The BF guzzles SRAM KoolAid. The BF would take Red over anything at any price. And then, the BF would spend more money to "downgrade" to a SRAM Force front derailleur, because it functions better than Red. (Go figure.)
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If you are a dumping that much cash, in my opinion, it would be a waste to not get red.
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Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post
OK serious answer.

Shimano and SRAM are completely different systems. The ergonomics are completely different. This is an impossible question to answer objectively.
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I've ridden both. I prefer Ultegra 6700 over Red. I would pay more for Ultegra 6700 because the shifting is quieter, easier, more refined.

At a $700 price difference, with Red higher, this isn't even a close call.

But what would the BF do? The BF guzzles SRAM KoolAid. The BF would take Red over anything at any price.
Thanks all. Since I've used Ultegra and like it, I'm comfy sticking with that. Just didn't want to pass up a good deal if it was one!
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Originally Posted by ijen0311 View Post

What would BF do?
This should be on a bracelet or spread between the stem and handlbar.

Anyway, Cervelo's do look pretty with Sram Red. And If money isn't really a problem for you, then do it. SRAM Red is top of the line, Ultegra is Above Average. I would only get it if I wasn't in any financial trouble or debt.

Think about the future, while riding ultegra you might regret not buying Red.
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Ultegra ordered and he will be here on Friday!

eeeeeeeeeeee!
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Generally speaking, Rival is compared favorably to Ultegra. You could look at that or Force, both of which are bound to be much cheaper.
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ask andy schleck what he would do.
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It's down to preference. If you like SRAM go with SRAM. If you don't go with Shimano. If you want to save some cash, go with Ultegra. 6700 is really nice, and I doubt you'll see much of a difference in performance of shifting. SRAM Red is lighter though.

Me? I would go with SRAM with a mix of Red, Rival, and Force (if possible). If not, I'd save the $700 and go with Ultegra since I could use the extra cash. I really like SRAM, but don't mind using Shimano.
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Originally Posted by ijen0311 View Post
Ultegra ordered and he will be here on Friday!

eeeeeeeeeeee!
Nice! Now you can stop dreaming of é and start riding one!

Yer gonna love it...
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Originally Posted by ijen0311 View Post
Ultegra ordered and he will be here on Friday!

eeeeeeeeeeee!
Enjoy the bike!! Congratulations!
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Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post
OK serious answer.

Shimano and SRAM are completely different systems. The ergonomics are completely different. This is an impossible question to answer objectively.
come on, make it easy for him: SRAM. Since when is BF objective?

If he doesn't like it we'll have another thread about how one sucks over the other, and we don't want to eliminate our potentially new entertaining thread.
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Originally Posted by ijen0311 View Post
Ultegra ordered and he will be here on Friday!

eeeeeeeeeeee!
You're going to have to change your sig
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I hate SRAM front shifting, so I would rock the Ultegra, and so would my other mechanic who's had nothing but trouble with his Force group.
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Nice! Now you can stop dreaming of é and start riding one!

Yer gonna love it...
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Enjoy the bike!! Congratulations!

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Thank you! Now I have to wait

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come on, make it easy for him: SRAM. Since when is BF objective?

If he doesn't like it we'll have another thread about how one sucks over the other, and we don't want to eliminate our potentially new entertaining thread.
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Originally Posted by ijen0311 View Post
Thank you! Now I have to wait
3 days?! C'mon, that's nothing.
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Post pics! Include your Mercier.
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3 days?! C'mon, that's nothing.
Patience is a virtue I do not have

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Post pics! Include your Mercier.
I will! For the time being, I plan on keeping them both. I don't think CL value of the Mercier would make selling him worth it.
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Buy the Red
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What size S2 did you end up getting?
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