Your thoughts on fitting Ultegra to a Dogma 2

whosthedaddy
whosthedaddy Posts: 136
edited September 2012 in Road general
In a bit of a dilemma.
Couldnt resist and purchased a used Dogma 2 frameset for a reasonable price and was planning to buy Dura Ace over the winter with a decent set of wheels and have it ready for riding next year
A little voice inside my head is telling me that the outlay is probably more than I need to spend for someone of my riding ability (newbie and ageing....but regularly doing 50/60 mile rides at the weekends)
I already have new Ultegra 53/39 chainset, new Ultegra Levers and Planet X ((Paul Curran) carbon clinchers fitted with an 11-28 ultegra cassette (I was planning another build before this frameset came along)
If I go down the Ultegra route, I only need front and rear mechs, saddle, stem, bars and pedals to complete
It's the cheaper option and if the bike doesn't suit my riding style, I can sell and hopefully not lose too much money.
Alternatively, I might just enjoy and can then upgrade later on if needed
Your thoughts please

Comments

  • i did my build in stages, and ultegra isnt shabby quality is it.!!!!!!!

    do what you can afford,,, id get the bike buiolt in ultegra and replace as and when myself..

    like you say you will get your money back as you upgrade, if you ever do..
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  • Nothing wrong with Ultegra at all infact I find it needs less fettling than my DA
  • DavidJB
    DavidJB Posts: 2,019
    Whats up with Ultegra? lol
  • i did my build in stages, and ultegra isnt shabby quality is it.!!!!!!!

    do what you can afford,,, id get the bike buiolt in ultegra and replace as and when myself..

    like you say you will get your money back as you upgrade, if you ever do..
    99thmonkey wrote:
    Nothing wrong with Ultegra at all infact I find it needs less fettling than my DA
    DavidJB wrote:
    Whats up with Ultegra? lol

    Thanks for the replies guys. Nowt wrong with Ultegra, my current bike is running with it and I've not had any issues.
    Will push on with the build using Ultegra and post a picture when finished
  • mikeouk
    mikeouk Posts: 148
    no one will look at the group set on a dogma, they will just look at the frame, thanks to wiggo
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    mikeouk wrote:
    no one will look at the group set on a dogma, they will just look at the frame, thanks to wiggo

    And then assume your a dentist :lol:
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  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,042
    smidsy wrote:
    mikeouk wrote:
    no one will look at the group set on a dogma, they will just look at the frame, thanks to wiggo

    And then assume your a dentist :lol:

    or assume it is a fake
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  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Ultegra will be just fine. I think the Planet X team were racing on Ultegra a season or two ago ?
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    Well I would, and I'm fussy .....
  • Definitely not a fake and nor am I a dentist. :wink:
    Just a working class bloke who's developed a passion for cycling :D
    The rest of my Ultegra bits are ordered and hopefully will have it built within the next 2 weeks
    Just need to settle on stem and bars
  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,042
    The rest of my Ultegra bits are ordered and hopefully will have it built within the next 2 weeks
    Just need to settle on stem and bars

    Ultegra, even 105 would be fine to be honest with you.
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  • dsoutar
    dsoutar Posts: 1,746
    Have all the Campag boys gone out for a ride ? Not a peep.

    By the time you get around to upgrading, DI2 might even be affordable
  • I had Ultegra on my Astraeus when I bought it and it kind of niggled me.

    After a year or so I upgraded it Dura Ace. It's functionally identical (maybe the brakes are little more powerful) and wasn't worth the money at all.

    Still delighted I did it tbf.