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Campy Vs Shimano(8 posts)

Campy Vs Shimanospecializedfan
May 4, 2003 5:00 AM
I bought a bike that has Shimano sora componets. I am upgrading the group. Am looking at either 105 or campy Veloce. I am leaning towards the the campy due to what freinds have been telling me. I have another bike with 105 and they are telling that I will like the Veloce way better than the 105.
What do you all think?
Neither one?Spoke Wrench
May 4, 2003 7:39 AM
Either one is going to require a different rear wheel. Honestly, most component upgrades don't make economic sense. If you want a better bike, my advice would be to get what you can out of this one and start over new.
agree just get a whole new bike!nmthe bull
May 4, 2003 11:37 AM
Hold out for SRAM components!LC
May 4, 2003 9:09 AM
They already got a road cassette out.
Hold out for SRAM components!Rob Sal
May 4, 2003 10:11 AM
I thought FSA were looking to be the second biggest groupset manufacturer after ShimaNO!!!
probably neitherweiwentg
May 4, 2003 3:44 PM
save up for a new bike; a bike that came with Sora probably isn't worth upgrading.
Ditto! keep the old as beater. Save up for new bike.c722061
May 5, 2003 6:58 AM
upgrading with small step(s)?wielerpret
May 8, 2003 5:29 AM
Your upgrading depends on how serious a cyclist you have become and are becoming. The Sora group caters for beginners. Your current frame and wheels probably do so too. If you upgrade to a Veloce gruppo(and Campy compatible wheels), the result may be a bit lobsided. You could ride it perfecty well while saving up for a more suitable frame. Take care not to develop a desire for more upgrades too soon or you'll regret going up only one step at a time. Because if you catch the bug proper you may want to go for a Centaur or even a Chorus gruppo with a matching frame...
I'm not too keen on Shimano myself. Its chains are not too strong; if anything breaks, spare parts are not available contrary to Campy. Campy looks better, (is) sounds and feels more robust.
Good luck. Luke. amsterdam.