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Chorus vs. Daytona Hubs(6 posts)

Chorus vs. Daytona HubsCima Coppi
May 31, 2001 12:37 PM
Can anyone explain the differences between the Chorus 10 and Daytona 10 hubs? I'm considering building up a set of wheels for everyday training (indoor and outdoor) on a set of Mavic MA-3 32 hole rims. I'd like to save some money for this, but I don't want to sacrifice too much quality. Thanks for your input.

Jon
Daytona hubsLeroy L
May 31, 2001 1:21 PM
I just upgraded my wheels from stock mirage hubs to Mavic Open Pros with Daytona hubs from Branford. The difference was astonishing. If there's not too much price difference chorus is probably warranted if the weight makes a difference, but the Daytonas I've been riding on are way fine. Just my 2 cents - I'm used to the 70's equipment and getting back into riding and I can't believe how much better the equipment is today.
Daytona hubsCima Coppi
May 31, 2001 1:36 PM
Here are the specs I have found with prices from Excel:

Chorus Front: 180g ($54.95)
Chorus Rear: 326g ($114.95)
Daytona Front: 186g ($49.95)
Daytona Rear: 332g ($99.95)

It appears as though (aside from the minor weight differences) the finish might be different (no big deal) and the skewers look different. I have an opportunity to purchase a set of Daytona hubs for $130. I guess I'm asking if it worth spending more for Chorus if the benefits are that much better.
Daytona hubsstoke
May 31, 2001 8:11 PM
check the campy site for the tech manuals... prob some small dif, at least in the rear hub, perhaps cassette body (pawls, springs, etc.)
Daytona hubsbfd
Jun 1, 2001 4:25 PM
If you want Daytona hubs, go to Branford Bikes, they have the 2001 Daytona hubset for $99.98, includes skewers, but no lockring.
Daytona hubs from Branforddavidl
Jun 2, 2001 10:00 AM
Branford is where I got wheels with Daytona hubs. They will build up wheels with Campy hubs for a quite decent price - plus they're good to deal with. Check them out.