's Forum Archives - Components

Archive Home >> Components(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 )

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 or 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:

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

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