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Campy Veloce or Shimano 105?(6 posts)

Campy Veloce or Shimano 105?Xoc
Jul 22, 2002 9:09 AM
Hey all,

I was at the bike shop this weekend, and talking with the shop guys about building my first road bike. They seem to be campy fans there, and recommended Veloce. I'm a mountain biker and am used to shimano, so I was wondering if either of the groups is prefered by experienced roadies.

I know the Campy vs Shimano thing is a can of worms, so I'm really just looking for functional differences.

Thanks!
ride 'em and try 'em and see which one you likevelocity
Jul 22, 2002 9:43 AM
personally i prefer campy ergo shifters.
ride 'em and try 'em and see which one you like.Spoke Wrench
Jul 22, 2002 9:58 AM
Personally, I prefer Shimano STI shifters.
can't go wrong either wayDaveG
Jul 22, 2002 1:50 PM
If you coming from Mtn bike components then both will have a minor learning curve (for shifting) so that should not be a factor. You really can't go wrong with either. I prefer Veloce but that is mainly based on what I see as more comfortable levers (for me). Shifting and braking on both are more than adequate. Shimano parts are easier to find (and usually cheaper) but Campy stuff is more rebuildable. Veloce is slightly heavier if that matters to you.
At the high end...dcm311
Jul 22, 2002 5:20 PM
the Shimano vs. Campy debate is somewhat of a moot point. Dura-Ace and Record are both excellent groups. However, the lowest end Campy group Xenon is leaps and bounds ahead of Sora, the bottom of Shimano's barrel. What you're looking at is somewhere in the middle where I'd still reccomend Campy. Once it become Ultegra vs. Centaur it becomes hard to decide.
re: Campy Veloce or Shimano 105?I Love Shimano
Jul 22, 2002 6:29 PM
Try both groups out, I personally prefer the shape of Shimano STIs. I also use 105, and after almost 2 years, I have onlh had to adjust the shifting 3 times. Everything is working like it is still brand new.