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Campagnolo vs Shimano

MarinRockSpringsMarinRockSprings Posts: 26
edited June 2009 in Road buying advice
My local bike shop has two idenical frames but have differt gear on.

Bike A has:Fork: Bianchi FLN Carbon/Al 11/8"
Cranks: Campagnolo VELOCE ULTRA-TORQUE 53/39
Pedals: NO
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo VELOCE
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo VELOCE
Shifters: Campagnolo VELOCE
Cassette: Campagnolo VELOCE 12/25
Chain: Kmc DX10SC
Wheels: Campagnolo KHAMSIN black
Tyres: Continental ULTRA SPORT 23x622
Brakes: Campagnolo VELOCE
Brake Levers: Included
Handlebar: Dedaelementi SFIDA carbon covered
Headset: Fsa ZS4-CUSTOM
Stem: RC DA-42FCF 3D forged aluminium covered carbon fiber


And Bike B has:
Fork: T700 Carbon Composite w/Aluminium Steerer
Cranks: Shimano R600, 34/50T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano External
Pedals: Shimano PD-M505
Front Derailleur: Shimano 770
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Shifters: Shimano 770 Rapidfire Plus, 20-Speed
Cassette: Shimano 105, 12-25T
Chain: Shimano 105
Hubs: Giant IOU 333
Rims: Giant IOU 333
Tyres: Michelin Pro Race 2, 700x25mm
Brakes: Dual-Pivot, Long Reach
Brake Levers: Avid SD7


I'd be using it for training mostly and it would have to quite some punishment.

Which bike do i get :?:

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  • acorn_useracorn_user Posts: 1,137
    Bike B is a flat bar road bike, no? So which kind of bars do you like? It takes a while to get used to road drop bars, but I find them more comfortable for long distances because you can change hand positions.
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    The Shimano bike is a flat bar setup, by the looks of it, so you're not really comparing like with like. And SD7 levers and dual pivots are a questionable choice.

    The wheels on the Campag bike look better. Not much in it elsewhere.
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • thanks for the messages, does any one know about the quality of the modern Campagnolo gear, are they still No.1

    I own an Olmo - 1978 and the campag gear on that is beautiful. I don't know about the modern stuff but the Shimano gear seam to be a real competitor.

    As far as gear goes, whats best???

    I"m looking for drop handle-bars

    thanks again :)
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513

    I"m looking for drop handle-bars

    so you've answered your own question....
  • softlad wrote:

    I"m looking for drop handle-bars

    so you've answered your own question....

    haha, handle bars can be charged but I still need to know which is better, campagnolo or shimano
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
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    100m Yeah right.
  • what! :D
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    [quote="a_n_t"]troll

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12632627


    :wink:[/quote]

    Why is he a troll? The very fact that's he posted another serious question on this forum tells me he's a serious member of this forum? That's nothing like a troll ..... Perhaps you're the troll? Posting worthless messages on someone's thread./i]
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    well, we'll see wont we :wink:
    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
  • deejay.deejay. Posts: 665
    softlad wrote:

    I"m looking for drop handle-bars

    so you've answered your own question....

    haha, handle bars can be charged but I still need to know which is better, campagnolo or shimano

    The only way you are going to know is to ride both, then see which you like the best. Performance probably isn't going to be hugely different - okay Veloce is the 4th group in the Campag stable, whereas Ultegra is supposedly second behind DA, so the Campy stuff might be a little heavier, but as I have found, it mainly comes down to personal preference.

    For the record, I ride Record :D
    He's more machine now than man. Twisted and evil...
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