How to identify quality or cheap components ?????
Hi. apologies in advance if this is a daft question, but how do i identify wether the components on my bike - or rather on bikes i want to compare brfore purchase - are of good quality? from what i can see, manufacturers such as shimano etc tend to give a marketing name for each item in their range, rather than a number or letter to denote wether they are budget, mid range, or prestige items. For example a Ford Escort was either an L- LX- GLX- so you knew wherabouts each model was in the line up. Is there any catalogue or info available to help as i dont wanna buy a bike just to find out some of the components are a bit cheap. Also are thre any review sites that compare similar priced bikes like car magazines do for new and used cars?