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Dura Ace/Ultegra (is it just me?)

StanwaySteve62StanwaySteve62 Posts: 897
edited August 2010 in The bottom bracket
Is it just me or do these chainsets look low rent? I know they are good products but the shape etc reminds me of low end stuff
been bugging me for ages :D

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  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,258
    The Dura-Ace chain sets are some of the best chain sets out there, best looking too.
  • I know they are 'good', just look gash to me
  • nickwillnickwill Posts: 2,735
    As far as I'm concerned with mechanical objects beauty is where form follows function.These chainsets follow that principle in my eyes.
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 5,669
    freehub wrote:
    The Dura-Ace chain sets are some of the best chain sets out there, best looking too.
    You've got the hots for Anne Widdecombe too, haven't you?
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    i too think they look horrid. in my opinion the chainset is the first thing you look at on a bike and a good looking c/set sets off the whole bike. i wish shimano would use the polished finish they used in the early 90,s. 1st gen xtr looked amazing. dura-ace 7800 looked nice too
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    edited August 2010
    The DA looks loads better than the atrocious looking SRAM Red chainset, however the Ultegra looks like a cheap knockoff.
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  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,890
    The 7900 is the best looking chainset for years for DA .....
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    I think the DA chainset looks great, especially in the flesh where you get to appreciate the polished shiny bits!
  • but the outer chianring looks to be made of pressed tin, the arms are fine its just that intergrated kinda look on the outer ring that gets me
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    but the outer chianring looks to be made of pressed tin, the arms are fine its just that intergrated kinda look on the outer ring that gets me

    So the chainrings matching the chainset makes it look bad? I think the whole matching thing improves the look.
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  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    heres a selection of d/ace chainsets. i really do prefer the older ones, this could just be a sign of my old age
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    shimano-duraace-cset-med.jpg
    shimanoduraace7800chainset.jpg
    f1f_dura_ace.jpg
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    Sab single speed
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    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • Think the 7900 looks terrible, but then I also thought the same when the 7800 came out. Currently thinking about getting a new bike, but I'll probably just get a new frame and stick with the 7800 I'm currently running. Not just because I prefer the look, but I think Dura Ace stuff is becoming a bit too expensive for me. Thought about using Ultegra instead, but think that it looks really low rent...
  • Think the 7900 looks terrible, but then I also thought the same when the 7800 came out. Currently thinking about getting a new bike, but I'll probably just get a new frame and stick with the 7800 I'm currently running. Not just because I prefer the look, but I think Dura Ace stuff is becoming a bit too expensive for me. Thought about using Ultegra instead, but think that it looks really low rent...

    Sorry, didn't mean to put down people with Ultegra, I'm sure it's really good kit. Please feel free to take the pi$$ out of my triple chainset as a punishment :D
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