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Ultegra safe for cyclocross?(4 posts)

Ultegra safe for cyclocross?cixelsyd
Jul 7, 2003 7:43 AM
I'm builing up my first cyclocross bike and am considering using Ultegra cranks, bottom bracket, shifter/ levers and front / rear der. My main concern lies with the cranks. Any thoughts?
Cranks good... Shifters :-(Steve_O
Jul 7, 2003 8:21 AM
No issues with their cranks or BB... The only concern I would have with the Ultegra stuff is their shifters which don't seem to hold up well to dirt and are basically repair by replacement.

Steve-O (On my second set of Ultegra shifters in two years...)
I have DA cranks, Centaur shifters/derailleurs. perfect.weiwentg
Jul 7, 2003 5:29 PM
the Euro-snob's solution: whatever the problem is, get Campy.
seriously, if it isn't that muddy, Shimano will be fine. most of the riders in Michigan use Shimano. the courses aren't very muddy.
if it is muddy ... get Campy.
Jul 9, 2003 6:59 PM
Ultegra STI's have a life of about 10K miles on road bikes in 'clean' conditions. Much shorter in Dirt. Spending 180 bones a year isn't smart money. BAr Cons or Campy IMHO. Hey anyone tried those Modolo levers?