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Best website for groupsets?

RuddRudd Posts: 264
edited March 2014 in Road buying advice
Hello all,

I'm trying to find a good website to order a campagnolo groupset and preferably a 2013 version to save some cash. My usual favourites such as wiggle aren't really helping me. By good I mean:

Good value
Give you lots of options ie crank length, compact etc etc

Thanks for your help



  • DiscoBoyDiscoBoy Posts: 905
    Ribble and Merlin.
    Red bikes are the fastest.
  • northpolenorthpole Posts: 1,499
    Chain Reaction, Wiggle, ProBikeit and Planet X are worth a look but agree with DiscoBoy, my first reference points for groupset/ components would be Merlin and Ribble. Depending on how flush you are, it is worth spending a while checking them out as promotions appear from time to time.

  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    Merlin first, Ribble 2nd. But for SRAM also see
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,726
    Right, seeing as the OP is after Campag, better to point him at places that sell what he wants. Although if we're pointing at things he doesn't want then for semiconductors see For Campag Ribble, Shinybikes, Maestro might be worth asking too.

    Price matching Ribble is normally what I've ended up asking people to do, I don't know what offers they have on at the moment. Also, do you have a shop locally that is a Campag service centre that you can ask for a price match(or close enough to be sensible) to something like Ribble or Shinybikes, if so, that's what I tend to do, as if you get a problem that's where you might end up anyway.
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    Well Merlin used to sell various campag gruppos but only one in at minute and Fudges used to sell them I'm sure - could bere stocking. Still worth checking before purchase though.
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  • FatTedFatTed Posts: 1,205
    Ribble when they have a sale, and usually best to buy the components separately rather than the whole group as one bindle
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    DiscoBoy wrote:
    Ribble and Merlin.

    Some great deals here.
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  • RuddRudd Posts: 264
    thanks for all your replies!
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,992
    Don't touch Shinybikes with a bargepole!
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  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    I've bought 3 group sets from Merlin. No problems whatsoever. Great service and usually the cheapest. Seems like Ribble and Merlin often set their prices to be equal or ever so slightly cheaper.
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  • mattythemodmattythemod Posts: 289
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Don't touch Shinybikes with a bargepole!

    Shiny bikes AKA shitty bikes bunch of cowboys ...plenty of threads on here about the censored customer service .

    Ribble have good prices and better customer service imho not to mention they dont make stupid picking mistakes .
  • g00seg00se Posts: 2,221
    Comtat can have some campag bargains too.
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