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Comparison of Shimano to Campag???(12 posts)

Comparison of Shimano to Campag???P-Muny
Jul 8, 2002 2:53 PM
I was just wondering how shimano is compared to campagnolo, i have heard that campag is a step above but i was wondering your opininon??? (ie what is the equivalent of 105 in the campag range)
even though campag costs a bit more, is it worth it?? in terms of durability and smoothness of function.
Ford vs Chevy....... Lincoln vs Cadillac...... Mercedes vs BMWDave Hickey
Jul 8, 2002 3:18 PM
I suggest you ride bikes with both and pick which one you like the best. Both are great components. Even asking which is the equivalent of 105 will spark a huge debate.
re: Comparison of Shimano to Campag???Roadfrog
Jul 8, 2002 9:18 PM
Here we go again...HOP
re: Comparison of Shimano to Campag???P-Muny
Jul 8, 2002 10:41 PM
ok then, i guess this is one of those topics that has been thrashed over and over, thats cool, cheers anyway
My name says it allI Love Shimano
Jul 8, 2002 10:52 PM
Performancewise, 105 is the equi9valent of Record, hehe. Just kidding. Go check out totalbike.com or slowtwitch.com and search their archives for their write up on Shimano vs. CampagNOlo.
interestingly enough...koala
Jul 9, 2002 2:34 AM
a local bike shop owner and racer who has always been a shimano guy has record on his latest toy and his comment was telling. He indicated that the more he rode it the more he appreciated the campy shifting. Guess I am a little biased toward campy because I have always had it. Shimano works very well and has better parts availability I am told. I just could not get used to the brake and shift mechanism being on the same lever.
If you've always had Campy why switch?ColnagoFE
Jul 9, 2002 12:24 PM
The shifting action is different enough that it'd take you a while tyo get used to the other. I tried D/A and suppose I could get used to it if I had to, but I much prefer Campy--mainly because that's what I'm used to using. One nit (ok two) about D/A...whenever I went for the big ring I'd always manage to hit the brakes a bit--in general the fact that the brakes are connected to the shift levers just bugs me.
thrashed over and then some (nm)ColnagoFE
Jul 10, 2002 6:08 AM
re: Comparison of Shimano to Campag???Len J
Jul 9, 2002 4:25 AM
Try these two articles:

http://www.slowtwitch.com/mainheadings/prodreview/components/campyvda.html

http://www.totalbike.com/articles/Campy-Shimano.html

And yes, it has been beat to death. Bottom line is that they are both good group manufacturers, with suttle differences that are a matter of personal preference.

Good luck

Len
105=Veloce (nm)ColnagoFE
Jul 9, 2002 6:18 AM
Light VS Darkmackgoo
Jul 9, 2002 4:41 PM
;)
Are you suggesting we come over to the dark side? nmDave Hickey
Jul 10, 2002 5:52 AM