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Daytona/Centaur VS Chorus??(4 posts)

Daytona/Centaur VS Chorus??flying
May 19, 2002 4:16 PM
Has anyone here used both?
I have a Chorus 10 built bike which I love & have another frame with Chorus BB & Head set.
I need the rest & was wondering about Daytona/Centaur 10
Does it shift as well as the Chorus group? How are the brakes & crank ?
Thanks for any help.
re: Daytona/Centaur VS Chorus??McAndrus
May 20, 2002 5:06 AM
My experience may not be exactly what you need but here goes. I use both on the same bike. Some of what I know is from experience and some is from product reputation.

Chorus is better, but why? As far as I can tell, it's mostly in the weight. Chorus will shift slightly better (more crisply) than Daytona but the difference is marginal.

I believe a Chorus BB is heavier than a Daytona BB but is better quality and will probably last longer. From reputation, Chorus cranks are stiffer than Daytona so should give a more efficient response to pedaling.

As to the brakes, I think the difference is totally in the weight. I use Daytona brakes and can't imagine how Chorus would be better. The Daytona's can stop you on a dime and are very responsive to a feathery touch.
I have used Chorus, Record and MirageColnagoFE
May 20, 2002 7:34 AM
Chorus and record feel pretty much the same to me. Mirage doesn't shift quite as crisply and probably isn't quite as durable, but is not all that bad either. I've got over 10,000 miles on a Mirage triple and the only thing I've replaced is casette and chain. I now use a Chorus/Record mix. I think what you get is more polish and in the case of record--some TI and CF doodads that look cool to some. I'd go Centaur with Chorus hub upgrade if you have the $. Should work great.
crank & BB not the same...C-40
May 20, 2002 8:21 AM
The Centaur crank can't be used with a chorus or record BB. The Centaur has an 111mm spindle length. Record and Chorus are 102mm. The BB is Centaur's weakest point. Cheap and doesn't install with the campy splined tool. A record level symetrical 111mm spindle BB is now available which should work, but don't confuse it with the asymetrical model used with the record triple crank.