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Buying a groupset......

epo-aholicepo-aholic Posts: 1,414
edited August 2012 in Road buying advice
Righto, looking to build up a training/winter bike in the near future, i'm on a budget (around £800). Now i've managed to find a 5700 105 groupset for around £365 from Germany but if i could get a SRAM Rival group for a similar price i'd rather go that way, can't find anything, can anyone help me out?

Thanks in advance


  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,840
    Good luck getting for less than 491 that fudge are doing it for
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  • epo-aholicepo-aholic Posts: 1,414
    Good luck getting for less than 491 that fudge are doing it for

    I've since found a place on eBay for £430 but thanks for your input anyway :wink:
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    I think you can get Apex for £400 or thereabouts...
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  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,199
    These guys have Rival 10 speed for £420. I bought mine from there last year for £440 - good service.
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  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    ribble do apex for 359.... rival for 436
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  • topdudetopdude Posts: 1,557
    Groupsets keep coming up in the classified section under road parts.
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  • snoopsmydoggsnoopsmydogg Posts: 1,110
    edhornby wrote:
    ribble do apex for 359.... rival for 436

    rival currently out of stock though
  • bisonerbisoner Posts: 171
    Having got Rival on my Boardman, I would definitely go down the 105 route. Shimano is built to last and much easier to maintain, IMO of course.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    +2 for Shimano.

    Only had SRAM for a few months but I prefer Shimano.
  • mjbennettmjbennett Posts: 532
    +3 for 105 - smooth, well built, reliable - just the job
  • fatdazfatdaz Posts: 348
    This is how subjective it all is though. I have one bike with Rival and one with Ultegra and I much prefer the SRAM shifting. Ultegra brakes are far better and the shifting is smoother but I like the positive shift with Rival. Never tried any other SRAM groupset so I can't comment on them. Each to his own I guess.
  • I know what I would choose for that sort of price range... (Campagnolo's equivalent). Assuming you haven't bought wheels already. ... -2011.html
  • epo-aholicepo-aholic Posts: 1,414
    Cheers for all the replies guys.

    Campag is nice but all my other gear is Shimano. 105 may be the way i go, Rival is going to cost £60-70 more and this is supposed to be on a budget! :lol:
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