Kysirum Equipe's - how much better than Aksiums?

Westerberg
Westerberg Posts: 652
edited March 2010 in Road buying advice
ok, so I'm sold on the Cannondale Six. Can I stretch to the Ultegra model? I think the clincher is the wheelset really. The Equipe's on the Ultegra model don't seem much more expensive that the Aksiums. Any experiences of having used both?

The more expensive (yet not as nice looking one):
http://www.wheelies.co.uk/p29029/Cannon ... -2010.aspx

The cheaper (but better colours) one:
http://www.wheelies.co.uk/p29027/Cannon ... -2010.aspx

Comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I have had both.

    Not much difference really.
  • Westerberg
    Westerberg Posts: 652
    really?

    and 105 as opposed to Ultegra? slight weight diff? Noticeably smoother shifting?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Westerberg wrote:
    really?

    and 105 as opposed to Ultegra? slight weight diff? Noticeably smoother shifting?

    I went straight from 2001 Sora to 6600 Ultegra so don't know about the Shimano groups!

    The Elites were better, they were smoother and stiffer.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Just had a look. I would go for the cheaper one, sell the 105 and get Sram Force...

    Force would look amazing on that!
  • Westerberg
    Westerberg Posts: 652
    hmmm - maybe. I think i'd be out of pocket a bit though and it might start to make the Ultegra model more attractive (plus I'm used to Shimano)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Get the good looking one then!

    Just keep the kit and replace when you feel like it.

    The Aksiums and 105 I'm pretty sure will be adequate.
  • Westerberg
    Westerberg Posts: 652
    you're right. It looks much better and I need to get fitter anyway before I fret about these things. Only it might be a loooong while before I can justify spending anything on a bike again, so the best package for my bucks is a concern. Looking at Felt F3 and Scott CR1 Pro too (i get 25% off)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Westerberg wrote:
    you're right. It looks much better and I need to get fitter anyway before I fret about these things. Only it might be a loooong while before I can justify spending anything on a bike again, so the best package for my bucks is a concern. Looking at Felt F3 and Scott CR1 Pro too (i get 25% off)

    Just buy the 6!

    Go on.

    Do it!