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weight: Campy Daytona/centuar VS Ultegra(8 posts)

weight: Campy Daytona/centuar VS UltegraJMD
Aug 22, 2002 6:56 PM
Not to be the biggest weight wenie in the world, but does anyone know the difference in groupo weight (approximate) bet these 2??? I ride Chorus and love it and would like to get the Daytona/Centuar 10 speed groupo on my wife's new bike I am building up - it seems like sharing wheels and drivetrains will ease things a bit. I am really partial to Campy over shimano but am just curious as to te weight difference.
I don't think it's huge.Leisure
Aug 23, 2002 12:58 AM
One time I looked up all the specs for each group, and the Daytona actually weighed LESS than Ultegra (mostly in the ergo-shifters and hubs) and almost broke even with Chorus! These were just reprinted specs, and seemingly anywhere you look them up the numbers are different, so who really knows. OTOH, my frame weighs 4.5 pounds, and my fork is fairly heavy too, yet my Daytona-equipped bike manages to undercut 20 pounds. Not flyweight by any means, but lighter than I would have thought. I figure a Ti frame and lighter BB would put it under 18.
how to save major weight on centaur:colker
Aug 23, 2002 1:01 PM
replace crank and bb w/ chorus. chorus bb is 60/ 80 grs lighter. chorus crank has less q factor which means smoother can't have a chorus bb on a centaur crank! it's a shame cause the centaur crank is lighter by 20grs.
centaur beats ultegra on durability. shifters won't rattle. you can replace either left/ right shifter. you can upgrade a 9sp shifter to 10sp. you can rebuild it. old campy parts can be ordered.
some like shimano shifting. some prefer campy. also, imo, centaur has much better looks but then that's totally subjective.
60grams is major weight? (nm)DaveG
Aug 23, 2002 1:09 PM
Try a Phil Wood bb w/ a Centaur crank [nm]Leroy
Aug 23, 2002 9:18 PM
weights listed at cbike.comDaveG
Aug 23, 2002 3:06 AM
You can do a compare with weights listed there. Personally, I think it would be a mistake to make a decision based on a few grams, but that's your call
The whole stinkaroo.Sintesi
Aug 23, 2002 7:52 AM
The answers to all you seek lies therein.
Hey, I was right!Leisure
Aug 25, 2002 1:36 AM
Daytona/Centaur IS lighter than Ultegra! Mwahahahaha!! And that from a guy that's obviously pro-Shimano!

Aw well, ultimately the difference is pretty damn small. But if you're thinking Campy first anyway you havenothing to worry about.