RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - Components


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


Chorus or Dura Ace?(5 posts)

Chorus or Dura Ace?Nakamura
Oct 27, 2003 4:12 AM
Is there anyone out there who can explain the differenses between Chorus and Dura Ace?
Do they work well or is there something wich is better with any of them?

I have had Ultegra on my old bike but now I´m gonna bulid a new one and can´t decide wich group I´m gonna choose.

It seems to be a little bit more ergo with Ergopower instead of STI with ergo handlebars, is that true?
Is this the first time we've done this with the new DA? (nm)TFerguson
Oct 27, 2003 4:22 AM
Chorus has carbon, DA has aerospace plastic! nmdivve
Oct 27, 2003 5:40 AM
'04 Chorus is basically '03 Recordflakey
Oct 27, 2003 6:11 PM
This may not answer your question completely, but it will school you on the new '04 Chorus.
The new Chorus rear der. is last years Record.
The new Chorus carbon cranks are virtually identical to Record, except for the anti-friction coating on the Record rings.
The Chorus ergolevers are last years Record, but without the little carbon piece on the shifter paddle.
The hubs are identical except for the grease port and the Record Freehub has a Ti pawl carrier (saves 30 grams)
The Chorus front der has the new anti-friction coating but not the carbon outer plate of Record.
BB is basically the same except for Chorus has an AL shell where Records is carbon.
I have not spent a lot of time checking out the new DA.
Its kinda ugly, but i'm sure it works great.
I would buy Chorus
Yup, buy the Chorus. You won't regret it.AJS
Oct 29, 2003 6:31 AM
I had a Record 10 group when they first went from 9 sp to 10 sp a couple of years ago. Never had a problem with that group, and I wish I still had it now!