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Dura Ace or Campy Record?(12 posts)

Dura Ace or Campy Record?texsun
Aug 22, 2002 1:44 AM
I've been riding ultegra for many years and I am about to take the plunge to upgrade. Looking for opinions on Dura Ace vs. Campy Record.

I'm sure this will start a holy war....
It is all a matter of personal preference.MXL02
Aug 22, 2002 5:02 AM
Either gruppo is probably more than anyone really needs unless you a a pro rider trying to win a stage by 5 seconds.
Since you have already ridden Shimano, why not go with Campy this time? Record is beautiful equipment.
DA vs Record: Take 238...againPaulCL
Aug 22, 2002 5:26 AM
OK, I'll put my $.02 in...

I rode Ultegra for years. Got tired of putting a $100+ into the components every year to fix things that broke. Add to that an Italian frame and a big bonus burning a hole in my pocket and....what do you get??? The ultimate component groupo: Campy Record 10 speed. Ooh la la. I've never regretted it.

Aesthetics: Beautiful. Black shifters, polished components
Function: Shifts like butter. Either DA or Record will be a big step up from Ultegra
Price: A few $$$ more than DA. Both are damn expensive

Conclusion: Go for the Campy, you'll never regret it.
if $ or personal preference is no object go RecordColnagoFE
Aug 22, 2002 6:08 AM
Actually I think I'd go Chorus over D/A. Tried D/A on a demo bike this summer and was less than impressed. Guess it matters what you are used to already.
I prefer Campy for a lot of reasons, but the most important tohrs
Aug 22, 2002 6:55 AM
me was how the shifters fit my hands. The hoods felt more comfortable to me than the Shimano hoods and the shifting mechanism seemed easier to operate from more positions. Go with whichever feels the best in your hands on your bike.

re: Dura Ace or Campy Record?DINOSAUR
Aug 22, 2002 8:37 AM
Didn't we just have a post about this? Campy Record is in a league of it's own and you should not be comparing it to Dura Ace. D.A. is in the same price range as Campy Chorus. I was split between the two groups (D.A./Chorus) and I opted for Chorus as it was $100.00 less than the D.A. group and I hadn't had a Campy equipped bike for a long time and I thought it would be fun to try Campy again. When my bike was being built I upgraded to Record levers and rear der (+$110). After riding my bike for 3 1/2 months I love the Chorus group. I do prefer the Shimano brake hoods, but I like the way the Campy functions. One thing I considered was all the stuff I've read about the Campy 10 speed chain. The owner of my LBS built my bike, I don't take my chain off for cleaning and I'll have my LBS replace the chain when the time comes. I have around 1,600 miles on the chain with no problems...
weekly topicgetoffmywheel
Aug 22, 2002 1:02 PM
It comes down to aesthetics, ergonomics, and shift feel. Pick the one the feels best to you. People here will talk all kinds of bullshit about either one and not even come close to the performance attributes (me included) of the pros that use them. It's like fashion conscience girls having a debate, ridiculous.
Record - why even ask the question? (nm)Iwannapodiumgirl
Aug 22, 2002 3:22 PM
Agree fully !!!Noam
Aug 23, 2002 12:28 AM
re: Dura Ace or Campy Record?lt
Aug 22, 2002 6:57 PM
I ride Dura ace. The hoods fit my hands. The shifting is smooth and reliable. You can also find parts at your LBS or substitute Ultegra parts in a pinch. You can not go wrong with either group.
re: Dura Ace or Campy Record?Raf1
Aug 22, 2002 9:25 PM
I am upgrading Ultegra to full Record this weekend. I will let you know how it turns out.
re: Dura Ace or Campy Record?Noam
Aug 23, 2002 12:24 AM
Mix Record/Chorus
Record: shifters, hubs, rear mech, front mech
Chorus: Calipers, BB, HS, Cassette, and maybe chainset
suit you budget