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cereal killercereal killer Posts: 32
edited August 2012 in Road buying advice
Hi, I've settled on a new bike, the Cinelli Saetta. Its been offered to me with two builds:

Option 1: Full shimano 105, Deda finishing Kit and Reynolds Shadow Aero wheels.
Option 2: Full Campagnolo Centaur, Deda Finishing Kit and Campagnolo Wild Cat/Khamsin wheels.

Tyres, saddle, bar tapes etc will be the same on both.

Theres very little in the price..... which would you go with?

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  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    Option 2
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    You'll get better responses if you don't post almost the same question in multiple forums. :wink:

    Me, I'd want the Cinelli with the Campag.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • I see, so most folk around here are also members of bikeforums too! :) I'll not duplicate then. Thanks for the heads up. I was just seeing if the US guys feel the same as us UK guys.

    Option 2 is what I'm leaning towards too. Cinelli/Campag Centaur/Wildcat.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    edited August 2012
    I see, so most folk around here are also members of bikeforums too! :) I'll not duplicate then. Thanks for the heads up. I was just seeing if the US guys feel the same as us UK guys.

    Option 2 is what I'm leaning towards too. Cinelli/Campag Centaur/Wildcat.

    Sorry - I just meant within Bike Radar. But the other one (with the Tifosi) I suppose is a little different. Either way, it's just down to taste but there is something nice about going fully Italian!
    Faster than a tent.......
  • Option 2 - It's an Italian bike = Italian groupset (plus Centaur is a very sold 10-speed set-up).
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,726
    Option 2, but if you have another £150 (guess) Id go for Campag Zonda's over Khamsins (unless you're commuting and smashing in and out of drains and pot holes).
  • g00seg00se Posts: 2,221
    Personally, I'd go with the Centaur - but both are good and it's down to a personal choice. some hate the Campag buttons, some prefer them to the Shimano dual-use brake levers. see if you can get out on a bike with campag to see which you prefer.

    Couldn't comment on the differences in the wheels.
  • mfin wrote:
    Option 2, but if you have another £150 (guess) Id go for Campag Zonda's over Khamsins (unless you're commuting and smashing in and out of drains and pot holes).

    Roads are a bit rough around here. I'm in Northumberland in and around Keilder forest - good roads but the 50 ton log trucks do chew the surface up. The Khamsins are supposed to be stong wheels.

    Anyone use Reynolds wheels, I've never owned a set before?

    Currently my Roubaix has Dura ace C24's..
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,726
    mfin wrote:
    Option 2, but if you have another £150 (guess) Id go for Campag Zonda's over Khamsins (unless you're commuting and smashing in and out of drains and pot holes).

    Roads are a bit rough around here. I'm in Northumberland in and around Keilder forest - good roads but the 50 ton log trucks do chew the surface up. The Khamsins are supposed to be stong wheels.

    Anyone use Reynolds wheels, I've never owned a set before?

    Currently my Roubaix has Dura ace C24's..

    There wont be much to tell between the wheels youve been offered... BUT, you are used to riding on Dura Ace's so you obviously dont have too much problem with the rough surfaces in that you're happy riding wheels that expensive.

    My suggestion was more that the feel of the Cinelli will be a lot better for a moderate budget-bump on the wheels, I believe Zondas will provide that, at not much money, and you get the Campag stuff on a Cinelli too.

    (if you don't bump that budget, Id definitely still go for option2 if it was me anyway)
  • Option 2 ordered :D Will stick with the wheels spec'd for now, i could always change them last minute.
  • mfin wrote:
    Option 2, but if you have another £150 (guess) Id go for Campag Zonda's over Khamsins (unless you're commuting and smashing in and out of drains and pot holes).

    Done - Zonda's added to spec :)
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,726
    I reckon that's a good balance of gear you'll have on that!
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